(CNN) – Among a slate of battleground state polls showing a tightening race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is a survey in Pennsylvania, where Obama, until recently, held a lead over his rival but is now statistically tied with the GOP nominee.
The poll, from Siena College, showed Obama with the backing of 43% of likely Pennsylvania voters, compared to 40% who backed Romney. That's within the 4.2% sampling error. Another 12% of likely Pennsylvania voters in the Siena poll remained undecided. The survey was conducted October 1-5, partially before and partially after the first presidential debate between Obama and Romney, which took place October 3.
(CNN) – Pivoting from a sarcastic Big Bird ad released Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama's campaign put out a more serious television spot in the afternoon, this time painting Mitt Romney as a threat to nursing homes.
The 30-second commercial, "Only Choice," attacks Romney's plan to block-grant Medicaid and allow states to manage the system, rather than the federal government.
(CNN) - On the day that both presidential candidates are campaigning in Ohio, a new poll indicates a close contest in the race for the Buckeye State's 18 electoral votes.
According to a CNN/ORC International poll (PDF), 51% of likely voters in Ohio say they're backing President Barack Obama, with 47% supporting Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama's four point advantage is within the poll's sampling error.
Washington (CNN) - Treating presidential polls as gospel is a little like placing political faith in the lifespan of a fruit fly.
"People tend to subscribe a more durable nature to polling data," said Russ Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University. "It's more ephemeral."FULL STORY
(CNN) – Tuesday is the last day for residents of several states, including a number of key electoral battlegrounds, to register to vote.
Voters in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan have until Tuesday to register by mail or in person. Other states with cutoffs Tuesday are Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Utah, Texas, New Mexico and Montana.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney knew one of the former Navy SEALs killed in this year's Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, he told an Iowa audience Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) - Three new national polls of likely voters released in the past 24 hours indicate the race for the White House is all knotted up and suggest that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a bounce out of last Wednesday's first presidential debate.
According to a CNN Poll of Polls that averages all three non-partisan, live operator surveys, Romney has the support of 48% of likely voters, with President Barack Obama at 47%. While the CNN Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error, the margin is well within the sampling error of the three surveys averaged into the CNN Poll of Polls.