May 22nd, 2012
05:56 PM ET

Poll: Obama, Romney tied, but with warning signs

CNN's Erin Burnett looks at the warning signs that both candidates need to be aware of ahead of November elections.

Less than six months ahead of November's general election, Americans are split between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The Washington Post/ABC News survey showed the two candidates statistically tied with 49% of Americans backing Obama and 46% supporting Romney. When asked which contender would best handle the economy, Obama and Romney were tied at 47%.



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  1. Paul Pace

    You seem like a nice intelligent women, which made it quite confusing you would feature the corrupt WaPo/ABC poll on your show. This "Push-poll" was totally discredited by Breitbart for manipulating the sample to include only 22 percent Republicans. Rasmussen shows 39% Republican vs 36 percent Dems and Breitbart shows about 35% of 2110 voters were Republicans. There can be only two reasons to use this poll: Incompetence or Corruption.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  2. thetruckinglife

    i think they would both do the same ,no better no worse.
    only person in my opinion that will change anything is Ron Paul.
    don't see how cutting spending helps, it would actually have to stop would it not?

    May 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
  3. James Thomas

    Congrats Erin! Dumbest question I ever heard to the Bain Capital Guy. "Are u going to vote for Romney?"

    May 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  4. carol

    Erin, I just changed the channel because I sick of hearing about the hair splitting over Romney, jobs and Bain Capitol. Good grief that wasn't the purpose of the company and from what I read he kept the steel company open for 8 years longer than if they hadn't done what they did.
    Unfortunately, our President, who never held a real job wants to make capitalism into a dirty word.

    May 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  5. kevinkatovic

    Good lord my intelligence was off I thought it was 56% thanks Magic eight ball, failed me again.

    May 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Reply

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