Obama ahead in new poll

Brian Arola

Two days before the election, Pew released a poll showing Pres. Obama with a 3 percent lead over Gov. Romney in the race for the White House.

This is Pew's final tally of the election, and Obama's numbers are up from one week ago when the poll found the candidates tied. The Guardian reports that superstorm Sandy may have played a role in Obama's uptick.

Pew President Andrew Kohut told NRP that Obama's handling of the storm partially played a role in the shift in numbers.

NPR also reported that the poll found Republican supporters are more engaged in the election and more likely to turn out to vote.