According to the paper, it is the first time that any contender has broken the 50 per cent barrier in months. "I deserve a second term, but I am not done," said Mr Obama. "We've created 3.7 million jobs in the last 23 months. We've created the most jobs since 2005, the most manufacturing jobs since 1990, but we're not finished," Telegraph quoted Obama.
Romney’s aggressive style and deep resources were seen as an ideal combination that would help him put up a tough fight against Obama but he seems to have failed to strike a chord with ordinary voters like Obama did during his campaign. His disagreement on Obama’s promise to raise taxes on millionaires is also seen one of his negatives. According to the paper, polls also claim that Romney is failing to shake off the tag of elitism, with 53 per cent saying they felt Obama understood the economic problems of ordinary voters, compared with 36 per cent for Romney.
While he is still seen as the Republican favourite for nomination but his chance in the White House looks shakier, after the survey results were announced. His Republican rivals, Gingrich and Santorum enjoy the support in conservative bases where he has failed to make an impact and that could be one of the contributing factors of his loss to Obama.