Poll: Obama Leads By 1 Nationally

President Barack Obama is locked in a statistical tie with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to the latest Politico/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll.

The poll shows Obama holding a negligible lead over Romney among likely voters nationwide, 49 percent to 48 percent.  Monday’s poll amounts to a 1-point bump for Romney since last week.  In the previous Politico/GWU, Obama led Romney, 49 percent to 47 percent.  

The latest poll was conducted during the tracking period of October 1-4, which includes only the first day following Romney’s stellar debate performance last week.  It also exlcudes the period following Friday’s solid jobs report.  

The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama holding a 2.1-point edge over Romney.