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Poll: Romney 46%, Obama 43%

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Josh Romney at a campaign rally with his father in Feburary. Ron Paul supporters booed the younger Romney Saturday at the Arizona GOP convention. (AP)

Sixty-two percent of registered voters cited the economy as the most important issue in the presidential election. Concern over the budget deficit ranked a distant second at 11 percent, followed by health care at 9 percent. Seven percent picked same-sex marriage, 4 percent cited foreign policy and 2 percent chose immigration. ...

Romney now leads the president among independents, while Mr. Obama has an advantage among moderates. Independents opted for Romney 43 percent to Mr. Obama's 36 percent, whereas moderates supported Mr. Obama 50 percent to Romney's 39 percent.

[CBS/New York Times]

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