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Is Obama's Coalition Re-Emerging?

President Barack Obama leaves after speaking about the economy during an event at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Fire Station No. 5 was one of the first stations to respond to the 9/11 attack at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

February 6, 2012

One striking aspect of the new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday is how closely the internal results of its head-to-head match-up between President Obama and Mitt Romney track Obama's performance against John McCain in 2008. Overall, the poll found Obama leading Romney in a 2012 match up by 51 percent to 45 percent among registered voters. It was the first time the survey had shown Obama (or Romney) crossing the 50 percent threshold against the other in a series of ballot tests since last spring.

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