Although President Obama has mostly been on the defensive in the month of March, his lead over Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has stretched to five points. It seems eons ago, but on January 1, as the Iowa caucus approached, Romney only trailed Obama by 2 points. But it was Super Tuesday, February 7, when Romney lost Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri that he slipped behind Obama by four or more points.
A variety of factors have helped Obama, especially an improving economy, the raucous Republican primaries and Romney’s stilted performance.
The last 30 days, Obama’s troubles have been gas prices, Obamacare and open mics. No impact in the horse race question has been detected as yet.