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POLL: CNN Poll: Obama and Romney virtually tied

Suppose that the presidential election were being held today and you had to choose between Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's candidates, and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the Republican Party's candidates. Who would you be more likely to vote for -- Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats, or Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans? (IF UNSURE:) As of today, who do you lean more toward?

Obama 48% Romney 48% Neither 2% No opinion 1%
Source: CNN/ORC International
Date conducted: 8/31/2012 - 9/3/2012
Sample: 1,005 adult Americans
Margin of error: +/- 3% pts

According to This Poll

A new CNN/ORC International survey shows 48% of likely voters backing President Barack Obama 48% backing Mitt Romney.

Notes
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