Obama Holds Slight National Lead In Final IBD/TIPP Poll

President Obama crosses the 50 percent threshold among likely voters nationally and leads Mitt Romney by almost 2 points, according to the final IBD/TIPP poll released early Tuesday morning.

The poll shows Obama earning the support of 50.3 percent, while Romney trails with 48.7 percent support.  Obama led by a comparable margin in the previous IBD/TIPP poll on Oct. 28, but his level of support was 5 points lower. 

The poll was conducted Nov. 3-5 using live phone interviews with 712 likely voters nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. The IBD/TIPP poll was suspended last week due to superstorm Sandy. 

Obama holds a 1-point lead over Romney on Election Day, according to the PollTracker Average.




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