Polling conducted in late June and early July by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney. Currently, Obama is favored by a 50% to 43% margin among registered voters nationwide. Obama has led by at least a slim margin in every poll this year, and there is no clear trend in either candidate’s support since Romney wrapped up the GOP nomination.
The poll was conducted June 28-July 9, 2012 among 2,973 adults (including 2,373 registered voters). The complete report, which includes general election preference by religion (PDF), is available on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press’ website.