October 5, 2011 |
If the 2012 presidential election were held now between President Obama and Mitt Romney, Romney would win, according to a Quinnipiac University opinion poll released on Wednesday. Forty-six percent would vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney while 42% would vote for Obama, the poll found. Romney has been gaining in Quinnipiac's head-to-head matchup. In July, Obama had a six percentage point advantage; by August, the two were tied. If Obama's Republican contender was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Obama would do better, but the race would still be tight, the data shows.