A week ago, a poll by the Pew Research Center showed Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47 percent each among likely voters.
But Pew’s FINAL NATIONAL POLL, released just today, gives Obama a three-point advantage. And the difference might be attributable to Hurricane Sandy:
Obama’s handling of the storm’s aftermath may have contributed to his improved showing. Fully 69% of all likely voters approve of the way Obama is handling the storm’s impact. Even a plurality of Romney supporters (46%) approve of Obama’s handling of the situation; more important, so too do 63% of swing voters....