NBC/WSJ poll: Obama, Romney tied at 47 percent

By REUTERS
October 21, 2012 17:10

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are tied at 47 percent support each among likely voters with just over two weeks to go before the US presidential election, a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday said.

The poll, which was announced on NBC's Meet the Press program, also showed "a little bit of a lead" for Romney among the so-called "battleground" states as a group, NBC correspondent Chuck Todd said.

"Sitting at 47 is a good number for a challenger, but not a good number for an incumbent" close to the November 6 election, Todd said.

The poll was conducted Oct. 17-20, after last week's presidential debate, and has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.43 percentage points for the sample of likely voters.


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