NBC Poll: Obama 47%, Romney 47% Tie game, says latest tally By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Oct 21, 2012 11:15 AM CDT 112 comments Comments Mitt Romney and President Obama attend the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (Newser) – With two weeks to go before Election Day, the game is all tied up, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll making some waves this morning. President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are each pulling 47% nationally among likely voters in the survey, which was conducted after the second presidential debate; Obama had previously polled at 49% to Romney's 46% before the first debate. NBC notes that Obama holds a 49% to 44% lead among registered voters, which is a bigger pool, and he still leads among women, 51% to 43%. Romney, meanwhile, holds a firm lead among men, 53% to 43%. The margin of error is 3.43% among likely voters.