10/21/2012 09:47 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2012

Obama, Romney Tied Among Likely Voters: NBC/WSJ Poll

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are now tied among likely voters, according to a poll released on Sunday by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal and previewed on "Meet the Press."

The poll of 1,000 registered voters and 816 likely voters was conducted after the second presidential debate, from Wednesday to Saturday. It found that both candidates have support from 47 percent of likely voters, meaning Romney closed the gap from a previous NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that put Obama three points ahead. It's relatively consistent with other recent polling that has put the two near a tie.

There is some good news for Obama, however. He is up among registered voters, with 49 percent supporting him and 44 percent supporting Romney. Midwestern voters put the two at a near tie, the organizations reported.

With one group, though, his lead is smaller than it has been previously. In the last poll from the two organizations, Obama led among women by 16 points. That was cut in half this time around, with Obama at an 8 percent lead. Romney is doing better with men by 10 points over Obama.

The full poll will be released later in the day Sunday.


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