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Politics

Obama, Romney in dead heat, polls suggest

President Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in a virtual dead heat nationally and in swing states, according to the latest round of polling.

A new NPR survey shows the president leading his Republican challenger, 47 percent to 45 percent, but the 2-point margin is within the poll’s margin of error. The NPR poll also shows a tie, 46-46, in battleground states.

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