New poll sees Romney lead Obama by 7 points

A new Gallup poll has been asking registered voters, "Suppose the presidential election were held today, and it included Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's candidates and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the Republican Party's candidates. Who would you vote for?"

The results of the poll show Romney ahead with 52% of the vote to Obama's 45%.

The poll of 2,700 probable voters has seen Romney gradually gain ground since 7th October.