Obama holds five-point lead over Romney in Iowa, finds poll

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 04, 2012 07:40 hrs

President Barack Obama has a five-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney in Iowa, a new poll has found.

According to the Des Moines Register poll, nearly 47 percent respondents prefer to vote for Obama as compared to 42 percent who preferred to for Romney.

Obama barely edges Romney on the question of which candidate would do the best job of fixing the economy, the primary argument of Romney's campaign, the poll showed.

Romney has gained an edge with his frequent claims in the campaign's final weeks that he can best quell the country's snarling partisanship by bringing Democrats and Republicans together.

But he's having trouble getting Iowa voters to trust him.

According to Politico, in what continues to be seen as an ultra-tight race nationally, losing Iowa, with its small cache of six Electoral College votes, would complicate Romney's chances for winning the presidency.

But the poll bears mostly rays of sunshine for Obama. Not only does he lead in the horse race, he wins more confidence from respondents in handling relations with other countries. (ANI)

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