Gallup Poll: Obama's gaining

The latest numbers show the president closing the gap following Hurricane Sandy

By Jillian Rayfield
November 5, 2012 11:08PM (UTC)
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The latest Gallup tracking poll finds Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by one point, down from the five-point lead Romney had on October 29.

Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport released the results early to Bloomberg Businessweek, telling them “it’s tied today at 1 o’clock."


According to the poll, Romney is leading Obama 49-48 percent among national likely voters, within the margin of error. In the last poll, before Hurricane Sandy, Romney was leading 51 -46 percent.



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

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