Three national polls out today all confirm that the Presidential race still remains extremely close. The Fox News poll is the best for Obama, showing him with a four point lead. In the NPR poll, Obama leads Romney by just two points; but the CBS News/New York Time poll finds Romney actually ahead by a single point.

Fox News (7/15-17)
Barack Obama 45%
Mitt Romney 41%
Other 2%
Wouldn’t vote 4%
Don’t Know 7%

NPR (7/9-12)
Barack Obama 47%
Mitt Romney 45%
Undecided 5%

CBS News/New York Times (7/11-16)
Mitt Romney 47%
Barack Obama 46%
Undecided 4%
Won’t Vote 1%

What continues to be the millstone around Obama’s neck is the awful state of the economy. The Fox News poll found 49 percent think the Obama administration has made the economy worse, while only 37 percent think it has made the situation better. Similarly per the CBS/NYT poll, only 39 percent approve of his handling of the economy compared to 55 percent who disapprove.

Obama’s dismal marks on the economy are responsible for giving Romney the edge on that issue. The same CBS/NYT poll found 49 percent  believe Romney would do a better job handling the economy compared to just 41 percent who think Obama would do better.