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
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. (Read more NBC/WSJ Poll stories.)

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