Shilpa C, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

US President Barack Obama is leading over his potential Republican challenger Mitt Romney by six points, a latest opinion poll has said. The opinion poll results by The Washington Post and ABC news came a day after Obama said that he deserves to be re-elected for the second term given that his administration has successfully led the nation in revival of its economy.

Romney, who won his third primary state over the weekend, is the front runner among the four Republican presidential candidates. The poll was conducted last week. Obama leads Romney 51 per cent to 45 per cent among registered voters.Obama’s overall approval rating stands at 50 per cent, the highest in a Post-ABC News poll since a brief run above 50 per cent immediately after Osama bin Laden was killed in May last year, it said.