Obama builds double-digit lead over Romney: Poll

Jun 21, 2012, 11:36 IST | ANI

US President Barack Obama has built up a double-digit lead over his Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney for the White House race, according to a new poll.

According to the Bloomberg National Poll, Obama leads with 53 percent votes to Romney at 40 percent among American voters. 

US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama

According to The Telegraph, the poll also revealed that almost 49 Americans preferred Obama’s vision of handling the economy, while only 33 percent voted for Romney's vision of recovery.

The poll results showed that almost 55 percent voters believed that Romney is more out of touch with average Americans, while 36 percent said that Obama is more out of touch.

The poll also showed that almost 45 percent of Americans said that they are better off now than in 2009, compared with 36 percent who said they are worse off.

Respondents said their homes were worth more today, they were dining out more and taking more vacations.

However, the poll revealed that more than three fifths felt the nation was on the wrong track, twice as many as who said it was on the right track.

The poll also showed that almost 45 percent said they felt their children would have a lower standard of living than their own, compared with 28 percent who said their children's standard of living would be higher.

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