Election 2012

Romney Takes the Lead

RCP poll average has the GOP nominee ahead by 0.7 percent


Wonkbook's number of the day: 0.7%. That's the lead Romney has over President Obama in national polls according to RealClearPolitics' rolling average of data as of Wednesday morning. It is the first time Romney has led in the RCP average since the start of the general election. (During the nomination process, Romney briefly held a lead over Obama a full year ago.)