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Does the MSM need a new narrative?  A series of national polls have tightened in recent days. And yesterday, the National Journal reported that the presidential race is now tied at 47-47 among likely voters in a survey whose sample is D+7. This comes after several weeks of relentless 24/7 media punditry on the faltering Romney campaign and the growing Obama lead. 


President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked among likely voters as they prepare to square off in their first  presidential debate, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.

The survey showed that voters remain resistant to either Obama or Romney holding full control of the federal government.

Obama and Romney each pulled in 47 percent support in the poll among likely voters. It is among the narrowest margins of several presidential surveys published ahead of the debate this week. Other polls have shown the president with a slim lead. In this survey, while the race is tied among likely voters, Obama has a 5-point lead, 49 percent to 44 percent, among registered voters.

One key finding:

Romney led in the poll among independents, 49 percent to 41 percent, with both candidates winning more than 90 percent support from their respective parties. 


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