According to a new poll conducted by JZ Analytics over the past weekend U.S. President Barack Obama had a four point lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The poll was conducted June 15-18 among 1149 likely voters. The new poll maintains the gender gap, with Obama continuing his 13 point lead among women (50%-37%). In other findings, the President garners 90% support among African Americans (to Romney's 5%), an increase to 67% among Hispanics (to Romney's 29%), 53% of moderates (to Romney's 32%), and 64% of 18-29 year olds (to Romney's 32%).
Additionally the poll concludes President Obama maintained his 46% job approval rating, with 51% disapproving of his performance. Only 41%, the same as our polls in early March and April, feel the President deserves re-election, and 29% say the U.S. is headed in the right direction, while 57% say things are on the wrong track.
In the Congressional generic ballot, 41% say they intend to vote for the Democratic candidate in their district, while 37% will vote for the Republican.
"Among the demographics I'm following most closely, the president now leads: 67-29 among Hispanics, 90-5 among African Americans, 64 to 32 among 18-29 year olds, and 53-32 among moderates," said pollster John Zogby.
All of these put the President within striking distance of the percentages he won in 2008.
Another important finding is that 68% of Jewish voters give him a positive job rating. The fact that independents now slightly favor Obama over Romney is a big turn Zogby added.