NEW YORK - US President Obama, who is ahead of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 3 points among likely voters, now leads Romney on jobs and the economy, a New York Times poll said. The New York Times/CBS News poll found Obama ahead of Romney 49 per cent to 46 per cent among likely voters, within the margin of sampling error of 3 per cent points. Obama had an 8-point lead among registered voters, 51 per cent to 43 per cent. The poll showed 47 per cent of likely voters now believe Obama is the best choice to fix the economy and create jobs, with 46 per cent for Romney.