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National Polls Show Race Still Extremely Tight

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November 4, 2012

President Obama heads towards Election Day with a razor’s-edge lead over Mitt Romney, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday, which shows Obama leading Romney by a single percentage point among likely voters nationally, 48 percent to 47 percent.

Similarly, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows a dead heat, with 48 percent for Obama and 48 percent for Romney.

With a near deadlock nationally, polls still show president Obama with a slight edge in battleground states. A Columbus Dispatch poll out today shows Obama leading Romney 50 percent to 48 percent in Ohio, and a Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday showed Obama leading Romney 47 percent to 42 percent. A Saturday NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed Obama leading Romney in Florida 49 percent to 47 percent.

 

Speaking on NBCs Meet the Press, Obama campaign strategist David Plouffe said, “we’re headed to a very close race where the president has enough of an edge in battleground states to win on Election Night.”

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 among 1,475 likely voters. It had a margin or error of plus or minus 2.55 percentage points. Full results of the poll will be released on Sunday evening, according to NBC News.

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