A Great Picture Of Just How Incredibly Close The Election Is Right Now

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President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney couldn’t be much closer in their campaign, heading into their final debate tonight on foreign policy in Florida. A good snapshot of just how close the race is comes from a look at Public Policy Polling, which has added a national tracking poll to its impressive arsenal of swing-state polling in recent days.

In the national race, Obama and Romney are deadlocked at 48 per cent. That mirrors the result of a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll released earlier on Sunday, which put the race in a 47-47 tie.

Now check out PPP’s recent swing-state polling in the past two weeks:

  • Iowa: Obama leads by 1.
  • New Hampshire: Romney leads by 1.
  • Virginia: Obama leads by 2.
  • Wisconsin: Obama leads by 2.
  • Florida: Romney leads by 1.
  • North Carolina: Romney leads by 2.

That means 95 crucial toss-up electoral votes from battleground states are within 2 points, per PPP’s polling. Colorado and Nevada, two other crucial swing states, find Obama leading by just 3 and 4 points, respectively.

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