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Obama Lead Over Romney Similar to 2008 Margin Over McCain

President Barack Obama’s lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney has narrowed, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll released yesterday showed Obama ahead of Romney 49 percent to 46 percent among likely voters, down from 50 percent to 45 percent in a comparable survey two weeks earlier. Obama’s margin increased to 48 percent to 43 percent when third-party candidates were included.