CBS/NYT: Obama And Romney Tied

The latest CBS News/New York Times poll shows President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the deadest of dead heats.  

In the nationwide survey of registered voters, Obama and Romney both drew 46 percent support.  That marks a slight shift since the previous CBS/NYT poll in March, when the president held a 3-percentage-point advantage over Romney.   

Romney has seen a bump in many polls since Rick Santorum suspended his campaign last week, with much of the Republican base consolidating behind the former Massachusetts governor heading into the general election campagin.  The TPM Poll Average currently shows Obama nursing a razor-thin lead over Romney.


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