President Barack Obama hits 50 percent among likely voters across the country and leads Mitt Romney by 3 points in the final pre-election national tracking poll from ABC News and the Washington Post.
Obama’s 3-point edge amounts to a bump since Sunday’s release, which showed him leading by a mere point. It’s also the largest lead held by either candidate since the ABC/WaPo tracking poll on Oct. 25, which showed Romney leading by an identical 3-point margin.
For the most part, the two have been deadlocked in each edition of the tracking poll. In fact, the two are virtually tied in the average of the “combined 18 waves of the tracking poll,” which shows Obama leading by less than a point.
The latest ABC/WaPo tracking poll was conducted Nov. 1-4 using live interviews with 2,345 likely voters nationwide. It has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.
Obama leads by a point, according to the PollTracker Average.