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September 28, 2012

Poll shows Mitt Romney with 3 point lead in Iowa

CENTERVILLE — Rasmussen reports survey news, an independent public opinion survey released Sept. 20, shows Mitt Romney with a 3 percentage lead over President Barack Obama in Iowa.

The Iowa survey of 500 likely voters Romney earns 47 percent support to Obama’s 44 percent, while 3 percent prefer some other candidate in the race and 5 percent are still undecided.

Romney held a similar 46 percent to 44 percent lead in Iowa in early August.

Romney is viewed favorably by 48 percent of Iowa voters and unfavorably by 49 percent, with 26 percent who have a very favorable opinion of him and 38 percent with a very unfavorable one.

Obama is trusted more when it comes to national security, taxes and health care and Romney has the edge on the issue of the economy.

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