Smartphone Owners Favor Obama Over Romney, Poll Says

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A poll of smartphone owners found that nearly half would vote for President Barack Obama.

If you carry a smartphone, there’s a greater chance you favor President Barack Obama over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a new poll.

In a survey of nearly 800 iPhone and Android smartphone owners, 49 percent said they would vote for Obama if the presidential election were held today, while 31 percent said they would support Romney, according to Harris Interactive.

Among the general population, Obama’s lead isn’t as wide. Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, according to a separate survey conducted by Bloomberg in June.

When it comes to retirees, Romney has the advantage with 57 percent of respondents backing him vs. 34 percent for Obama, according to the smartphone poll.

The survey was conducted in late June and sponsored by Velti, a mobile marketing technology provider.

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