Washington, June 5 : Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a lead over President Barack Obama among middle-income Americans, according to a poll.
According to the Gallup poll, almost 49 percent Americans, who have income of 36,000 dollars to 89,999 dollars, preferred Romney over Obama at 45 percent. The poll results revealed that Obama trailed Romney with almost 45 to 49 percent votes among upper income voters, who have a household income of 90,000 dollars or more.
However, among lower income voters, Obama leads by a 15-point margin, besting Romney 53 percent to 38 percent, Politico reports. Romney had an 8-point advantage among registered independents, who have an income between 36,000 dollars and 89,999, dollars, leading with 48 percent over Obama at 40 percent.
However, almost 80 percent non-whites prefer Obama to Romney at 12 percent, a 68 percent gap. Both candidates have made middle class security a top theme - with Romney emphasizing job creation and Obama emphasizing education, tax cuts and preserving the social safety net. (ANI)