As the presidential election draws closer, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has a lead of six points over Democratic President Barack Obama. The lead of six points was announced by a recent Gallup poll of likely voters. The data was released on Wednesday of this week.
Amongst likely voters who took the poll, Romney has a 51-45 lead. Amongst registered voters, Romney holds a 48-46 lead over Obama. The poll uses a seven-day average to conduct its final data before releasing it to the public.
The six-point lead for Romney from the Gallup poll is the largest released in the last couple of days. Other polls across the country, seven of them, released data with margins ranging from Obama leading by three points to Romney leading by four points. On Tuesday, Romney had a 50-46 lead in the Gallup poll. On Monday, Romney had a 49-47 lead in the Gallup poll.
The numbers from the most recent Gallup poll do not take into account the debate from Tuesday night. Many who watched the debate felt that Obama had the advantage over Romney when it concluded, even if it was a slight advantage. Gallup announced that Romney was tied at Obama at 48 percent per candidate during the first week of October.