ABC News tracking poll – Oct. 29: Obama strong among middle class voters

ABC News tracking poll – Oct. 29: Obama strong among middle class voters
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Seven Cities Sod, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In Monday's ABC News/Washington Post poll both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have 49 percent of the vote among likely voters.

The poll also found that Obama leads Romney among middle class voters. Sixty-six percent said Obama's policies favor the middle class while only 34 percent said Romney's policies will favor that class.

Last week, likely voters said Romney was the better candidate to handle the economy, leading Obama by nine points. That support then stabilized by the end of the week and by Monday Romney led Obama by only two points, which put the two candidates essentially with even support on the issue among likely voters.