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Polls: Obama Maintains Small National Lead

tlowery Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 2:21 PM
The polls show a slight lead by Obama almost across the board. We all know the majority of news reporting tends to give Obama a pass on a lot of stuff and tends to be hyper-critical of Romney on even relatively minor subjects, all in an unbalanced Obama-favoring way. The question I have is: How would the two candidates stand in the polls if there wasn't as much media bias?

As the presidential debates are set to kick off this week, Barack Obama continues to hold a modest national lead over Mitt Romney.  Here are the top-line numbers among likely voters in three new polls:
 

Washington Post/ABC News - Obama 49, Romney 47

Politico/GWU - Obama 49, Romney 47

Rasmussen - Obama 50, Romney 47 (includes leaners)


Digging a little deeper, the WaPo/ABC News poll shows a virtually-tied national race, but has Obama up...