With the election a week away Mitt Romney faces persistent skepticism about his commitment to the middle class, a vulnerability for the Republican challenger that’s keeping the race locked tight – a precise dead heat in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, 49-49 percent.
Barack Obama, for his part, inched to a bare majority in job approval in the latest four-night survey, benefitting from a gradual improvement in economic attitudes – still weak, but trending up. Notably, it’s his first time over 50 percent approval among likely voters in ABC/Post polls since July, just in time to counter what had been underlying momentum for Romney last week. [cont.]
Gary Langer, ABC News