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Election 2012: Obama 43%, Romney 42%

Friday, November 11, 2011

President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney remain in a dead heat in the latest Election 2012 hypothetical matchup.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Obama picking up 43% of the vote,  while Romney draws support from 42%. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Romney and the president have been neck-and-neck for nearly two months, separated by two points or less in a series of surveys.

The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9-10, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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