The poll also says that many respondents believe that the president’s position was politically motivated. Over 67 percent of those polled say that Obama made the announcement for political reasons, and only 24 percent believe that he did it because “mostly because he thinks its right.”
As of right now, Mitt Romney has a three-point lead over Obama, but the difference lies within the poll’s margin of error, so is not entirely reliable. The race was a dead heat a month ago and Romney now leads Obama among independents. Obama has, however, been gaining ground among women.
Right now, the leading issue among voters is the economy, with 62 percent of respondents saying that this is their top concern. The budget deficit is a distant second, at 11 percent, with healthcare being third, at 9 percent. Only 7 percent chose same-sex marriage as their top concern.