Barack Obama

Obama Claims Lead in Interview as More Polls Show Romney Ahead

The race now appears within the margin of error


A day after an interview aired in which President Obama declared he still has the lead, another national poll showed Mitt Romney slightly ahead while erasing Obama's advantage among women. 

The Associated Press-GfK poll showed Romney pulling 47 percent of likely voters to Obama's 45 percent—a split within the margin of error, but which certainly challenges the president's claim of having the edge. Even in the battleground states, which decide the election, polls now reflect a series of tossups.