Even though it’s still months away and not even close to crunch time, the 2012 presidential election is beginning to look like it’s going to be a close one and perhaps one that will be down to the last minutes of the race.
But the numbers are starting to show a tight gap.
Following a nationwide poll, which was conducted by telephone between April 13-17, it’s looking as though the race for the presidential nomination will be a tight one between President Obama and Mitt Romney, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
This poll was taken just a short amount of time after Romney secured the Republican GOP following the election exit of Rick Santorum.
The New York Times reported that the New York Times/CBS News poll found Romney and Obama evenly split among registered voters at 46%.
However, further information about each parties supporters yielded that a majority of supporters on Romney’s side lack the enthusiasm of Romney winning the republican side with just one in three republican supporters saying they will stand by him in the November vote.
Despite the lack of support Republicans are showing on Romney’s side, the current poll showed a two percent increase from the March New York Times/CBS News poll where Romney sat at 44 percent and Obama at 47 percent support.
The New York Times article also reported that just over 60 percent of Republican voters supported Santorum’s choice to step out of the presidential race.
With the big vote just months away we’ll know soon enough if President Obama will be elected for a second term or if Romney will enter the Whitehouse.