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US Election Updates - November 6, 2012

Obama gets poll boost from handling of Sandy

President Barack Obama has edged ahead of his Republican opponent Mitt Romney according to a new poll released on Monday by the Pew Research Center.

The poll indicates Obama held a 48 percent to 45 percent over Romney among likely voters. Obama was helped by his handling of the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

The survey of 2,709 likely voters, which has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points, indicates a modest lead for Obama.

Last week, a Pew poll had the candidates neck-and-neck at 47 percent among likely voters. The poll was held before Sandy battered the northeastern seaboard of the U.S.

Sixty-nine percent of likely voters said they approved of the way Obama dealt with the impact of the storm.

Even among Romney supporters, Obama polled 46 percent in support of his handling of the natural disaster.

The biggest number was seen among the vital swing voters with 63 percent supportive of his response to Sandy.