ABC News tracking poll – Oct. 30: Gender gap tightens

ABC News tracking poll – Oct. 30: Gender gap tightens

The daily presidential ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll is out for Tuesday and the results show a smaller gender gap and closer race among independents.

But the poll found the race between Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama is still tied – 48 percent of likely voters are choosing Obama while 49 percent are siding with Romney.

The poll found that 50 percent of women support Obama while 48 percent support Romney. That’s narrower than the 56-41 from last week. But Obama has narrowed the gap among men. Last week Romney led 57-40 but this week he only leads by five points, 51-46.
Romney led among independents by 20 points last week but now only leads Obama by seven.

The poll notes that it is possible one candidate could win the popular vote but lose in the Electoral College.

What is still unanswerable is what impact, if any, Superstorm Sandy will have on the election.