(U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT) — The conventional wisdom is that the election is President Obama's to lose, but after the week he's had, if I were his Chicago campaign office I'd be hitting the panic button.
Three out of the five major polls released this week (CNN, Pew, and NBC/Wall Street Journal) had the president leading former Gov. Mitt Romney, but only by single digits. The fourth (CBS/New York Times) was a tie, and the fifth (Gallup) had Romney ahead by five points. And that was after the bruising Republican primary season. You'd think the president would heading into the summer with a double-digit lead, based on his "likability" numbers.