Obama and Romney Tied as GOP Race Heats Up

A new poll suggests Americans are split between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

The Washington Post/ABC poll was conducted by telephone in April among a random national sample of 1,103 adults.

The poll shows the two candidates are statistically tied, with 49 percent backing Obama and 46 percent supporting Romney.

When it comes to which candidate pollsters think would handle the economy better, it's another tie at 47 percent for both Romney and Obama.

Women tend to favor Obama over Romney 51 percent to 41 percent.

The number one issue for voters the economy.

Seven percent of those polled say health care is their priority.

While five percent say morals and family values are most important to them.


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