Presidential polls: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47%, NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll saysBy Angel Cuala on Oct 22, 2012 in International, Politics, United States •
Updated: November 4, 2012 11:50 a.m.
The new presidential polls showed that US President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are now tied at 47%, with barely two weeks until the US Election Day, which will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
US President Barack Obama (right) and Mitt
Romney during their first presidential debate
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According to the latest NBC News and Wall Street Journal presidential poll, released on Sunday, October 21, 2012, President Obama and Mitt Romney earned 47% each, which was noted to be the closest rivalry in American history. Their third debate will be this Monday, October 22, in Boca Raton, Florida.
As noted on both of their websites, this new poll was conducted from Wednesday to Saturday (October 17-20) to 1,000 registered voters and 816 likely voters, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points for the sample of registered voters and plus or minus 3.43 percentage points for the sample of likely voters.
Based on the result of the joint presidential poll, with the full report to be released at 6:30 p.m. ET (Sunday, October 21), President Obama led for women voters (51 percent to 43 percent) and Romney went ahead for men voters (53 percent to 43 percent); but both are significantly tied among the voters in the Midwest.
Nevertheless, recent Gallup presidential polls revealed that Romney won over Obama (52% to 45%), wherein the result of the second presidential debate is not yet included. After the second debate, Obama won, with 58% against 38% for Romney, who won the first debate, 72% against only 20% for the president.
During the last NBC News/WSJ poll, which was conducted before the first presidential debate, Mr. Obama won a three-point lead against the 65-year old former Massachusetts governor, (49% to 46%) among likely voters. However, Romney had 51% over 47% of Obama during the CNN poll held in Ohio, right after their first debate.
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