A recent poll suggests that most Americans “trust” President Obama over Mitt Romney to “do a better job” at “dealing with social issues such as abortion and gay marriages,” but it’s not a big difference.
The poll included a telephone survey of 1,103 adults nationwide between April 5 and 8 by ABC News and The Washington Post.
Forty-six percent said they trusted President Obama to do a better job; 38 percent said Romney; five percent said neither; one percent said neither; and 10 percent were unsure or didn’t answer.
Factor in the margin of error —3.5 points— and the eight-point difference between Obama and Romney grows to 11.5 or shrinks to 4.5, suggesting that, on these two issues, voters don’t see a great deal of difference.
Much greater differences between the two were seen on “women’s issues” (53 percent said Obama would be better, 34 percent said Romney would), international affairs (Obama 53, Romney 36), and “better understands people’s economic problems (Obama 49, Romney 37).
The most recent head-to-head poll between the two shows 53 percent said they would vote “today” for Obama, 41 percent said they would vote for Romney, one percent for both, five percent for neither, and one percent for “unsure.” That poll was conducted of 1,015 adults nationwide by CNN between April 13 and 15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three points.