Voters classified as professionals and service workers support President Obama, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney leads among executives and managers, reports the Gallup Poll.
Overall, among all workers, Romney leads 47%-45%, a statistical tie when the margin of error is factored in.
Obama leads 51%-43% among those classified as “professionals,” including lawyers, doctors, scientists, teachers, engineers, nurses, and accountants. Of the entire sample, 24 percent as classified as professionals.
The president has a 13-point lead among the 13% of the sample described as “service workers,” including police officers, firefighters, waiters, fast-food workers, and janitorial workers.
Romney leads the president 49%-42% among managers and executives, and 53%-40% among sales workers.