Election 2012

Polls Show Swing States Deadlocked

Romney slightly ahead in some polls

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Several new state and national polls released Friday show a presidential race that remains deadlocked only 12 days before the election. The candidates split an advantage in swing states, while one national tracking poll shows the candidates essentially tied and another national tracking poll shows Republican nominee Mitt Romney slightly ahead.

New swing-state surveys from the Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist show that the race remains tied in Colorado while President Obama holds a slim lead over Romney in neighboring Nevada. Meanwhile, a Fox News poll shows Romney ahead by two points in Virginia, and a survey from the American Research Group (ARG) puts the president ahead by two points in Ohio.

Each new swing-state survey yielded results within the margin of error, underscoring just how close the race remains at this late date.