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Politics

President Obama leads Mitt Romney in latest poll

A new poll released Monday shows former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been battered by a combative Republican primary season and now trails President Obama by 10 points in a hypothetical general election matchup.

The national survey, conducted by Suffolk University, showed Obama with a 47-37 lead over the GOP frontrunner. Seven percent of respondents said they would vote for a third-party candidate, and another 7 percent were undecided.

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