Two new polls from FOX News were released Wednesday, showing President Obama holding a post-convention lead over Republican Mitt Romney. But at the same time, most say the U.S. is still stuck in a recession and needs a change of course.
FOX News Poll: Obama Tops Romney in Post-Convention Poll
An increase in support from women as well as independents gives President Obama a post-convention advantage over challenger Mitt Romney. The president receives a five percentage-point bounce among women and a 12-point bounce among independents.
Overall, the Obama-Biden ticket tops the Romney-Ryan ticket by 48 to 43 percent among likely voters. The president's advantage is within the poll's margin of sampling error.
FOX News poll: Most say country still in recession, needs to change course
Less than two months before Election Day, most likely voters think the country is still in a recession, and a majority thinks the economy will improve faster if the country changes course rather than stays the course.
Fully 80 percent of likely voters believe the recession continues -- that includes 44 percent who think things are nevertheless getting better and 36 percent who say things could get worse.