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Poll: Obama 3 Points Ahead

Barack Obama is at 49 percent among registered voters, and Mitt Romney is at 46 percent, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll.One thing that struck me was the large gap  between how many Obama supporters were very enthusiastic (48 percent) versus how many Romney supporters were (25 percent). Now, to be fair, if you add up those who are somewhat enthused to those who are very enthused, Obama’s only 8 points ahead of Romney, 91 percent to 83 percent. On the gender gap front, Obama holds a 9-point lead over Romney among women, 51 percent to 44 percent. But Romney is narrowing the gap: last time, he was trailing Obama by 19 points among women. 

Katrina Trinko — Katrina 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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