UTICA, N.Y. - A new Zogby Poll, conducted by JZ Analytics, shows President Barack Obama now leading his challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by 6 points, 48% to 42%. The new interactive poll of 1014 likely voters nationwide was conducted on September 11 and 12 and has a margin of error of +/-3.1 points. Ten percent remain undecided.
In a multi-candidate match-up, Obama widens his lead to 7 points, 46% to 39%, with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson at 2%, Green Party's Jill Stein at 2%, and Constitution Party Virgil Goode with 1%. About 10% are undecided.
Obama also receives a positive job performance rating of 51% his highest in a Zogby Poll in months, compared to 47% who disapprove. Independent voters give him a 48% approval, to 50% who disapprove. Forty-six percent of all voters feel that the President deserves re-election, while 46% feel it "is time for someone new."