A recent Fox News poll of 912 registered voters conducted on June 24-26, before the Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling, shows President Barack Obama leading challenger Mitt Romney 45-40, with 10% undecided.
In addition, the poll found that 47% of respondents thought Obama “will do a better job looking out for you and your family during tough economic times,” compared to only 36% who felt that way about Romney.
Obama also lead Romney by a 14-point (41-27) margin when asked which candidate had a clear plan to improve the economy.
The poll also showed a presidential approval rating of 48% and a disapproval rating of 43% with 9% undecided.
Finally, the poll found that 54% of respondents favored the Obama administration’s recent decision to stop deportation and grant work permits to undocumented immigrants under the age of 30 who were brought here as children. Only 36% opposed this decision.
The poll was conducted among randomly selected landline and cellular phones and had a 3-point margin of error.
I’ve mentioned before that I find national presidential polling to be somewhat pointless. However, I always find it interesting when Fox News releases a poll that shows Obama with a wider lead than the averages of respected poll aggregators like Real Clear Politics (3.6-point lead) or the Huffington Post (1.5-point lead).