The final POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of 1,000 likely voters — conducted Sunday and Monday — shows Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama each claiming 47 percent nationally.
Our previous poll, conducted Monday through Thursday of last week, found the race tied at 48 percent. Although Romney and Obama have each led at times, the two candidates have stayed within the margin of error since the spring.
Independents break for Romney by 15 points, 47 percent to 32 percent.
Across the 10 states identified by POLITICO as competitive, Obama leads 49 percent to 43 percent.
On the generic congressional ballot, Republicans edge Democrats by 47 percent to 46 percent. It was tied last week.
The polls showed Romney losing some momentum after Sandy, but this poll — and the Gallup and Rasmussen polls out yesterday — show that Romney seems to have picked up steam again in these last couple of days.