Election 2012: Obama, Romney in dead heat, national polls all tied up
11:51 AM, Nov 6, 2012
11:58 AM, Nov 6, 2012
An average of the eight national polls released Sunday and Monday indicates the race for the White House is all knotted up.
A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Monday afternoon indicates President Barack Obama at 49% and Republican nominee Mitt Romney at 48% among likely voters nationwide.
The CNN Poll of Polls is an average of eight live operator, non-partisan, national polls of likely voters conducted over the past week: CNN/ORC (Nov. 2-4); Gallup Daily Tracking (Nov. 1-4); NBC News/Wall Street Journal (Nov. 1-3); American Research Group (Nov. 2-4); Monmouth University (Nov. 1-4); ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll (Oct. 31-Nov. 3); Politico/George Washington Univ. (Oct. 29-Nov. 1); and Pew Research Center (Oct. 31-Nov. 3).
Since the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of multiple surveys, it does not have a sampling error. But the president's one point margin is well within the sampling errors of the surveys averaged into the poll of polls.