Obama's Real Clear advantage

The president pulls ahead in the site's polling average for the first time in weeks

By Jillian Rayfield
November 2, 2012 8:29PM (UTC)
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The Real Clear Politics national polling average shows President Obama with a narrow lead over Mitt Romney, for the first time since the first debate.

The average shows Obama with 47.5 percent support, compared with Romney at 47.2 percent.

Romney had pulled ahead after the first debate, which gave him a bounce in the polls, and then maintained about a 1-point lead over the last few weeks.



Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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