A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Monday shows President Obama with a three-point lead over Mitt Romney, a virtual tie when the poll's three-point margin of error is taken into account. However, the poll also shows that Obama is winning support from 50 percent of likely voters, compared with 47 percent for Romney, the first time either candidate has broken the 50-percent barrier since July. It is the latest evidence that national polls, which have often showed Romney with nail-biting leads, are starting to synch up with state-based polls, which for the most part show Obama with a slim edge in the electoral college.
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