When “leaners” are included, it’s Romney 48% and Obama 46%. Leaners are those who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question. Beginning October 1, Rasmussen Reports will be basing its daily updates solely upon the results including leaners.

Forty-eight percent (48%) of all voters think Obama better understands middle class issues. Forty-two percent (42%) say Romney. But among voters who identify themselves as middle class, Romney has a slight edge.