$36,000-to-$89,999 Income Bracket: Romney 50%, Obama 46%

By Terence P. Jeffrey | October 18, 2012 | 3:44 PM EDT

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(CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is leading President Barack Obama 50 percent to 46 percent among registered voters who earn between $36,000 and $89,999 per year, the middle-income bracket reported by Gallup in its presidential tracking poll.

These results were for the three-week period that began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 14, and do not factor in Romney’s advances in the Gallup poll over the last four days. (During the same three-week period, Obama led Romney 49 percent to 46 percent among all registered voters. However, in the most recent seven-day period in the Gallup poll—Oct. 11-17—Romney led Obama 48 percent to 47 percent among all registered voters, and 52 percent to 45 percent among likely voters.)

In the Gallup polling period that ended three weeks ago, on Sept. 23, Obama had led Romney 48 percent to 46 percent among those who earn between $36,000 and $89,999. Since then, Obama has dropped 2 points among these middle-income earners and Romney has climbed 4 points.

Among registered voters who earn $90,000 or more, Romney led Obama 50 percent to 45 in the most recent period ending Oct. 14. By contrast, Obama led Romney 58 percent to 37 percent among registered voters who earn less than $36,000 per year.