Romney closes gap with Obama in new poll
Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has closed the gap between himself and President Obama, pulling into a tie among registered voters, a CBS News/New York Times poll showed Wednesday. A month after he trailed the president, 47 percent to 44 percent, Romney is now in a 46-46 deadlock with Obama. The biggest boon for Romney, the survey showed, was the exit of his toughest GOP challenger, Rick Santorum. Republicans are coalescing around Romney, but many are doing so reluctantly.