National, state polls start to converge

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National, state polls start to converge
National, state polls start to converge
Maddow Blog chart based on Post/ABC data

For the last several weeks, there’s been a noticeable gap between state and national polls. The former, in general, have favored President Obama, and the latter, in general, have shown Mitt Romney in a better position.

But as the campaign ends, we’re finally seeing some convergence. For the last couple of weeks, there’s been a Washington Post/ABC News daily tracking poll, which is generally considered one of the better tracking polls, and its final results show the president ending on a high note.

Obama’s 50%-47% advantage is quite modest, but it’s the president’s largest lead over Romney in a Post/ABC poll since July. As ABC’s analysis noted, “The trend in these closing days, in Obama’s direction, has been slight but consistent.”

Also of interest, this poll found that Obama’s supporters “are more strongly enthusiastic than Romney’s by an 8-point margin.”

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National, state polls start to converge

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