A survey conducted by Elway Poll in the state of Washington between June 13 and June 16 shows that President Barack Obama remains comfortably ahead of his Republican opponent Mitt Romney. However, the president’s lead has been shrinking over the past four months.
According to Elway Poll, 49 percent of those questioned said they would vote for Mr. Obama were the November presidential election held today. In contrast, only 41 percent of the participants said they currently supported former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
Back in February, the opinion research firm found that the incumbent president garnered the same level of support as he does today, while the former governor was the favorite of 38 percent of respondents.
The survey also revealed that Messrs. Obama and Romney were in a virtual tie among male voters, whereas the president registered a 16 percentage-point advantage among female voters.
Elway Poll interviewed 408 registered voters throughout the Evergreen State.
In mid-February, Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that 53 percent of those surveyed supported Mr. Obama, while 38 percent backed Mr. Romney. At that time, the incumbent president benefited from a 15 percentage-point lead.
By the end of May, a survey conducted by Strategies 360 found that the president’s lead had dropped to 11 points (51 percent vs. 40 percent).
Since polling started in the state of Washington over a year ago now, President Obama has had a lead of between eight (8) and 15 percentage points.