President Obama’s lead over Mitt Romney has narrowed in the latest WMUR Granite State Poll. The survey of likely New Hampshire voters has President Obama holding a 49% to 45% lead in the battle for the state’s four electoral votes. In April, Obama led 51% to 42%.
Among those who have definitely decided who they will vote for, Obama leads 52% - 47%. Independent voters are evenly split between the two candidates with Romney favored by 41% and Obama by 40%. The gender gap has grown to 20-points. Granite State women voters favor Obama by 14-points, men prefer Romney by 6-points.
The likability gap between candidates has narrowed also, but Obama still holds the advantage. 47% of New Hampshire adults have a favorable opinion of Obama and 47% view him unfavorably. 38% have a favorable opinion of the former Massachusetts governor, compared to 47% who view him unfavorably.
The Granite State Poll is sponsored by WMUR-TV and conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. The results are based on telephone interviews of 521 adults with a margin of error of +/- 4.3% and a subsample of 470 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.5%. The survey was conducted on July 5-15, 2012 on landline and cellular telephones.