Washington, May 26 (IBNS): The race for US Presidential seat is heating up as Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are busy wooing voters by emphasizing on economy and jobs.
Issues like job and economy are likely to play crucial roles in the election that will take place in November.
A poll conducted by Washington Post-ABC News has shown that both the leaders have gained 47 percent support as far as the issue of handling economy was concerned.
Moreover, the poll has showed that around 49 percent people have said they are ready to reconsider Obama for re-election.
Romney on the other hand has been supported by 46 percent people.
Gay marriage is also likely to be a key issue in the upcoming elections with Obama publicly expressing support in the matter.
Obama earlier this month became the first U.S. President to publicly express support for gay marriage, playing a calculated gamble that earned him wide praise but also complicated election year efforts to attract conservative voters.
"It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama said in an interview to ABC News, clarifying his stance after a long period of personal soul searching.
The historic move was hailed by Democrats, gay rights groups and others as a benchmark for civil rights in the United States and also sent a challenge to his likely election opponent the Republican Party’s Mitt Romey who has for long opposed gay marriage.
Meanwhile, the poll made by NBC-Wall Street Journal has expressed that 17 percent voters were ready to support Obama for his opinion on the matter.
However, 20 percent voters feel they are more likely to vote for Romney after Obama expressed support for gay marriage.