President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 2 points in Iowa, according to the latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling.
Fifty percent of likely Hawkeye State voters give the nod to Obama — identical to his level of support in PPP's previous poll of Iowa last week. But Romney has ticked up 3 points since then to reach 48 percent and cut the slice the president's lead roughly in half.
The widely respect and highly anticipated poll from the Des Moines Register on Saturday showed Obama with a 5-point lead in Iowa. His currently lead in the PollTracker Average of Iowa is a little more than 3 points, enough to place the state in Obama's column on the TPM Electoral Scoreboard.
PPP conducted its survey Nov. 3-4 using automated interviews with 1,122 likely voters in Iowa. It has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.