WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Poll results released Sunday show President Barack Obama has widened his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, giving the incumbent a clear boost coming out of the Democratic Party's convention last week.
According to Gallup's seven-day rolling average for the past week, 49 percent of registered voters said they would choose Obama if the election was held today, and 45 percent said they would choose Romney.
The results were consistent with a Reuters/Ipsos poll, also released Sunday. It showed 47 percent of voters backing Obama, compared to 43 percent for Romney.
Ipsos pollster Julia Clark attributed the results in part to the traditional "bounce" Obama got from the Democratic Party's Convention last week.
According to Gallup, party conventions typically bump presidential candidates' support numbers up by five percentage points. But polls have shown Romney received virtually no "bounce" from the Republican National Convention late last month.
Both Romney and Obama accepted their parties' formal nominations at their respective conventions.
CHARLOTTE, the United States, Sept. 6 (Xinhua)-- U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday night formally accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for a second term, offering his own "harder but better path" to rejuvenate support just two months ahead of the November election. Full story
CHARLOTTE, United States, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama formally accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination Thursday night with a 40-minute speech trying to re-ignite the enthusiasm of four years ago. Full story
CHARLOTTE, United States, Sept.5 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton defended President Barack Obama's handling of the U.S. economy Wednesday night, in support of the latter's re-election campaign.
Clinton delivered the much-anticipated address on the second day of the Democratic National Convention here in North Carolina's largest city. Full story
CHARLOTTE, the United States, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Democrats officially nominated President Barack Obama as their candidate for the next presidency in a roll call vote running into early hours of Thursday.
Obama passed the threshold of required 2,777 delegates halfway through the roll call vote at Democrats' national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Full story