A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa conducted on behalf of Health Care for America Now finds Barack Obama moving into a 49-48 lead in the state. Obama’s small advantage reverses a 1 point deficit he had on a PPP poll of the state last week.
Key findings from the survey include:
-The belief that Obama would be a stronger fighter for the middle class than Mitt Romney is helping to drive his lead in the state. 50% of Iowa voters say that they trust Obama more to stand up for the middle class, compared to 47% of voters who pick Romney on that front.
-Voters also trust Obama a lot more than Romney to make sure the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share of taxes. 50% of Iowans say they have more faith in Obama than Romney on that front, including a 49/41 spread with independent voters.
-Obama’s banked a large lead in Iowa among folks who have already voted, getting 64% to 35% for Mitt Romney. That means Romney has a big deficit to overcome in the state over the next two weeks. Obama’s small overall advantage also owes to strong support from women (53/44) and young voters (55/45). Romney is ahead 53/45 with men and 54/42 with those who have yet to cast their ballots.
Full results here