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U.S. Race 'All Tied Up', Find Various Polls

CNN/ORC International poll finds that 49% support both Obama and Romney. Other polls find that the race is tied as well.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 11/5/2012, 5:45 AM

Obama and Romney
Obama and Romney
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A new national poll released on Sunday, two days before the presidential election in the United States, finds that it’s all tied up.

The CNN/ORC International poll found that 49% of likely voters questioned say they support President Barack Obama, with an equal amount saying they back his Republican rival Mitt Romney.

The poll is the fourth national non-partisan, live operator survey released Sunday to indicate the battle for the presidency either a dead heat or virtually tied.

CNN noted that a Politico/George Washington University survey has the race tied at 48%, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll indicates Obama at 48% and Romney at 47%, and the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll puts Obama at 49% and Romney at 48%.

A Pew Research Center survey also released Sunday indicates the president at 50% and the GOP challenger at 47%, which is within the survey's sampling error, reported CNN.

The CNN poll was conducted November 2-4 by ORC International, with 1,010 adult Americans, including 918 registered voters and 693 likely voters, questioned by telephone.

The survey's sampling error for likely and registered voters is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Polls released on Saturday showed that Barack and Romney are neck and neck in four swing states that are likely to determine the winner of the election.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that in Ohio, Obama has a very slight lead over Romney with 46% compared to 45% support among likely voters. In Florida they are tied at 47%.

In Virginia, Obama leads Romney 48% to 45% and in Colorado, Romney leads Obama 47% to 45%, the poll found.

An NBC News poll showed that Obama has the support of 51% of likely voters to Romney's 45%. In Florida, Obama has 49% while the Republican nominee trails with 47% support.

A Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll from Thursday found that Obama is being backed by 47% of likely voters and Romney is receiving 46% of voters’ support.

The poll also found that only 11% of Romney’s supporters said they might change their mind, and just 8% of Obama’s backers indicated the same.

National syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Sunday that while he believes Tuesday’s election will be extremely close, Romney will ultimately take the presidency.

Meanwhile, Prof. Eytan Gilboa, an expert on U.S.-Israel relations, warned on Sunday that a second term for Obama could mean bad news for Israel.

“I am concerned that if Obama and Netanyahu are both re-elected, Israeli -U.S. relations are expected to go through a difficult period, for at least the first year of Obama’s second term,” Gilboa told Arutz Sheva.

He noted the bad blood been between Obama and Netanyahu during Obama’s first term, and added that, given the fact that a second-term president has nothing to lose since he cannot run again, Obama will remember all the setbacks between him and Netanyahu.

According to exit poll statistics released this week by the iVoteIsrael organization, 85% of Americans in Israel voted for Romney for President while 14% voted for President Barack Obama.

Arutz Sheva spoke to some of those Americans living in Israel, and they explained that they chose to vote for Romney because of Obama’s hostility towards Israel.