MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The latest Fox News poll is putting together a tough road for Republican Mitt Romney to win the White House from President Barack Obama.
According to the Fox News poll, President Obama currently leads Romney by seven points, 46-39. Romney’s supports dropped from 46 percent in the last Fox News poll in the last week of April to the current 39 percent.
But the poll doesn’t close the book on Romney. According to the poll, the numbers of people who weren’t sure who they were going to vote for jumped to 8 percent. If Romney is able to capture that entire block, he can win the election.
Deeper in the numbers, Romney hasn’t been able to spark a loyal following among his supporters just yet. The poll found that 43 percent of the supporters of Romney don’t necessarily like him or his policies; they just don’t like Obama.
Romney has hitched his wagon to the economy, but his message isn’t resonating just yet with voters. The Fox News poll found both candidates in a statistical tie, with Romney claiming a slight edge, on doing a better job of creating new jobs, but 15 percent of those surveyed said they didn’t know or that neither would do a better job creating jobs.
The poll found 46 percent preferred that Obama would select the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, while 38 percent supported Mitt Romney.
President Obama saw his highest approval ratings since the death of Osama bin Laden in the new poll. Forty-nine percent approved of Obama’s job performance as President, while 47 percent disapproved.
When pollsters asked if they had a favorable or unfavorable view of the Democrat, Republican, and the tea party movement; Democrats came out ahead.
Democrats were viewed favorably by 48 percent of the voters, while 45 percent favored Republicans, and 46 percent disapproved of the tea party.