AP-GfK Poll: Obama Holds 8 Point Lead

President Barack Obama holds an 8 point lead over Mitt Romney, according to a new AP-GfK poll released Thursday.

Obama charts at 50 percent while the former Massachusetts Governor trails at 42 percent.

The poll found that the two candidates essentially tied over who would be more trusted to handle the economy. 46 percent said that they would prefer Romney while 44 percent cited Romney.

The AP-Gfk Poll was conducted May 3rd through 7th among 1,004 respondents.

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