Race Tightens, Obama Lead Over Romney Narrows To 3 Points

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In the latest Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll, the race between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney tightens. Obama leads 46% to 43%.

Q:  If the 2012 election for United States President were held today and the following were candidates for whom would you vote?

46%  Democrat Barack Obama
43%  Republican Mitt Romney
3%    Other
6%    Not sure
2%    Refused

 

Category Obama Romney Other Not sure Refused Total
Overall 46% 43% 3% 6% 2% 100%
Region
Northeast 55% 33% 4% 6% 2% 100%
Midwest 41% 45% 2% 9% 3% 100%
South 43% 47% 3% 6% 1% 100%
West 51% 43% 2% 3% 2% 100%
Age
18-44 46% 43% 3% 6% 1% 100%
45-64 46% 44% 3% 6% 2% 100%
65+ 49% 42% 2% 5% 2% 100%
Gender
Male 43% 46% 3% 5% 3% 100%
Female 49% 40% 2% 7% 1% 100%
Race
White 37% 53% 2% 6% 2% 100%
Black/Hispanic 86% 9% 1% 3% 1% 100%
Income
Under 30K 52% 37% 1% 10% 0% 100%
30K-50K 47% 43% 3% 5% 1% 100%
50-75K 46% 47% 3% 4% 0% 100%
75K+ 45% 49% 2% 3% 1% 100%
Party
Democrats 86% 8% 2% 4% 0% 100%
Republicans 7% 87% 1% 4% 0% 100%
Ind./Other 37% 46% 5% 8% 4% 100%
Investor Class
Yes 44% 47% 2% 6% 2% 100%
No 48% 41% 3% 7% 1% 100%
Area Type
Urban 61% 28% 4% 7% 1% 100%
Suburban 47% 45% 1% 5% 2% 100%
Rural 37% 51% 4% 7% 2% 100%
White
White men 34% 56% 2% 6% 3% 100%
White women 39% 51% 2% 7% 2% 100%
Black/Hispanic
Black 89% 8% 1% 2% 1% 100%
Hispanic 80% 12% 0% 8% 0% 100%
Women
Single women 59% 29% 1% 10% 2% 100%
Married women 42% 49% 3% 4% 1% 100%
Education
High School 45% 39% 2% 11% 3% 100%
Some College 49% 42% 3% 5% 0% 100%
College Degree or more 45% 46% 2% 5% 2% 100%
Ideology
Conservative 18% 74% 2% 5% 1% 100%
Moderate 58% 27% 4% 9% 2% 100%
Liberal 83% 11% 1% 3% 2% 100%

The Poll was conducted from April 27 (Friday) to May 4 (Friday) using traditional telephone methodology,  Sample Size: 856 Registered Voters nationwide, Margin of error - plus/minus 3.3 percentage points.

Party ID of sample:  In politics, do you consider yourself to be a DEMOCRAT, a REPUBLICAN, an INDEPENDENT, or something else?  Democrat(38%), Republican (31%), Independent/Other(27%),  Not sure/Refused(5%)

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