The poll is 1,101 adults taken Sept 26-29.
The top line is 49-47 nationally with leaners included among Likely voters, but the margin expands to 49-44 with registered voters.
91% of Obama voters enthusiastic about voting for him, compared to 87% for Romney.
Obama is even on approval-disapproval at 49%
Head to head on several key issues (Obama listed first):
handling economy 49-49
budget deficit 45-48
social issues 52-38
handling unexpected crisis 52-42
better understands economic problems of people 52-39
Makeup of sample is 33D 30R 33I
Two graphs from the story:
But 52 percent of likely voters across swing states side with Obama and 41 percent with Romney in the new national poll, paralleling Obama’s advantages in recent Washington Post polls in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.There is more. Just wanted to make people aware.
Obama and Romney have focused outsized efforts in swing states: About a third of all voters in these states say they’ve heard from each side. Outreach makes a particularly big difference among less-reliable young voters, who proved critical in electing Obama four years ago.