Unmarrieds: Obama 59%, Romney 34%

By Terence P. Jeffrey | October 18, 2012 | 4:15 PM EDT

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama is leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney 59 percent to 34 percent among unmarried registered voters in Gallup’s 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 58 percent to 35 percent among unmarried registered voters. Since then, Obama has gained one point among unmarrieds and Romney has lost one.

Among registered voters who are married, Romney led Obama 54 percent to 41 percent in the three-week period ending on Oct. 14. Three weeks ago, Romney had led among married registered voters 52 percent to 42 percent. Since then, Romney picked up 2 points among married voters and Obama lost one.