ABC News daily tracking poll – Oct. 25 – Voters trust Romney on economy

ABC News daily tracking poll – Oct. 25 – Voters trust Romney on economy
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a campaign stop at Worthington Industries, a metal processing company, in Worthington, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama and his rival Republican Mitt Romney are in an essential tie among likely voters, according to ABC News/Washington Post's daily tracking poll for Thursday Oct. 25.

But Romney did reach 50 percent support among those surveyed for the first time in an ABC/Post poll. Obama received 47 percent support. The numbers are within the poll's margin of error; thus, the race is considered tied. The poll found voters trust Romney more than Obama when it comes to handling the economy – 52 percent to 43 percent.

Romney's support among independents was also significant. He had 57 percent support in that group. According to the pollster's analysis, the debates drove support up for Romney within that group.
The gender gap is still apparent. Obama did well among women – 54 percent to 43 percent. Romney did well with men – 57 percent to 40 percent.

Read ABC’s analysis and poll results (pdf)

Link to past polls