Washington (CNN) – A new CBS News/New York Times national survey of likely voters released Friday morning indicates President Barack Obama with a slight 49%-46% edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
The president's margin is within the survey's sampling error.
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The new survey is the sixth non-partisan live operator national poll to be released this week that was conducted entirely after last week's Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to a CNN Poll of Polls that averages all of the post convention surveys together, the president has the support of 49% of likely voters nationwide, with Romney at 46%. The CNN Poll of Polls was compiled and released Friday morning.
The surveys included in the CNN Poll of Polls are CBS/NY Times (Sept. 8-12), Reuters/Ipsos (September 7-September 10), CNN/ORC International (September 7-9), ABC News/Washington Post (September 7-9), Esquire/Yahoo (September 7-10) and Fox News (September 9-11). The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.
I dont know who they contact for these polls, but i guarantee President Obama has more than 49%. Do they contact Americans with cell phones. Alot of Americans have only cell phones. No need for a house phone
"The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error. "
How is that possible? Each of the individual polls have sampling errors.
Well if its from the media u know its got to be true !!!!
Another GOP oops brought to you by inept candidates and campaigners.
Better luck in 2016.
The polls will spread even further apart after this week of Willard's foreign policy inexperience. The man has no soul.
Mitt Romney is a liar, and that is a characteristic flaw not needed nor desired in a president.
Obama below 50% in an ABC/NYT poll!? Uh-oh...
Of course, national numbers are meanless in our electorial system. But hey.., anything but the economy, unemployment and another round of financial bailouts.
It's a surprise the margin is so small,in spite of his flip flops.It beats my immagination.When even a couple flip flops would have sent a candidate to the bottom in time past.
If Romney's numbers do not plumment after this last week, then all I can do is shake my head sadly.
Everybody who knows anything about polls knows that the CBS poll is one of the least accurate polls.
No wonder robo-Romney is telling more and more LIES.
The last line of this piece should say: The Poll of Polls cannot accurately calculate a sampling error.
It most certainly has one.
If this trend continues, then Romney has to do something dramtic or he will lose. I don't think that it is going to happen.