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Romney Tied With Obama at 47% in Latest NBC/WSJ Poll

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, is tied at 47 percent with President Barack Obama in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of likely voters released 16 days before the election.

In a nationwide survey conducted Oct. 17-20, Romney pulled even with the incumbent Democratic president for the first time this year, showing the race continuing to tighten as the Nov. 6 balloting approaches. The poll of 816 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.