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National Polls Show Close Race

A new Fox News poll shows Barack Obama at 45 percent and Mitt Romney at 41 percent. Condoleezza Rice was most popular among the vice presidential possibilities, with 30 percent support. Marco Rubio was a distant second at 12 percent, and Tim Pawlenty and Rob Portman — both believed to be very likely to become second on the ticket — polled at 3 percent support. 

Another new poll, done by NPR/Resurgent Republic/Democracy Corps, finds Obama and Romney tied at 46 percent among battleground voters, and Obama with a slight lead (47 percent to Romney’s 45 percent) among voters nationally. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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