Election 2012: Obama has huge lead among minorities and youth
U.S. President Barack Obama (l) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (r). PHOTO/File
President Obama leads 47 percent to 44 percent over Mitt Romney in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday, illustrating the continued tight presidential race.
The numbers were little changed from last month, when Obama led 47 to 43 percent. And the demographic breakdowns in the survey suggested that the core dynamics of the campaign have changed little, as older and white voters largely favor Romney while Obama benefits from a huge advantage among minority and young voters. According to the poll, Obama leads 92 to 1 percent among blacks, 66 to 26 with Hispanics, and 52 to 35 among voters between ages 18 and 34.