UPI Poll: Romney can better handle economy

Sept. 13, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. voters say they think President Obama is weaker on economic issues than Republican rival Mitt Romney, a United Press International poll indicated Thursday.

Voters who said they will vote in the Nov. 6 election and likely voters said they considered oversight of the financial and housing sectors were important for them, results of the UPI poll conducted by CVOTER International indicated.

Confirmed voters said they think Romney could better address oversight of the financial sector than Obama by a 35 percent-to-30 percent margin. Eleven percent indicated they couldn't say or didn't offer an opinion.

Twenty-five percent of likely voters said they thought Obama could better deal with financial sector oversight, while 15 percent said Romney and 32 percent indicated they couldn't say or offered no opinion, results indicated.

Sixteen percent of confirmed voters and 19 percent of likely voters said neither man could do the job.

Concerning the housing crisis, 35 percent of confirmed voters said they thought Romney could better address the issue while 32 percent said they thought Obama could. Nine percent offered no opinion or couldn't say

Among likely voters, 30 percent said they thought Obama would handle the housing crisis better than Romney, while 20 percent said they favored Romney, results showed. Twenty-three percent said they had no opinion or couldn't say.

Fifteen percent of confirmed voters said they didn't think either candidate could handle the housing crises while 18 percent of likely voters expressed a similar opinion.

Results are based on a nationwide telephone survey of 3,000 registered voters Sept. 3-9. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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