Who's ahead? Today's polling numbers
The latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll for Sunday shows that an even split amongst voter's opinion of President Obama and Mitt Romney's economic plans is a key reason why the 2012 election is too close to call.
Romney has matched Obama on the question of who's presented a clearer economic plan, a measure on which the president held a broad 16-point advantage this summer.
The poll shows a divide of 43-43 percent on who's offered a clearer plan for the economy, compared with a 49-33 percent division in Obama's favor on the same question in July - improvement for Romney as the campaign's progressed.
Romney's also advanced in another area, affirmative voting, measured by the share of his backers who say they mainly support him rather than oppose Obama. Yet Romney still trails Obama on this potentially motivational measure, one reason the president is still so competitive.
Meanwhile, left-leaning Public Policy Polling says its latest survey shows Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 48 percent in North Carolina, representing a small shift in Obama's direction from a week and a half ago when Romney led 49-47.
Obama has built up a lead over the first week of the early voting period in the state. Among those who say they've already voted he's at 57% to 42% for Romney. Romney achieves the overall tie because of a 50/45 advantage among those yet to vote.
Just over a week out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's 16-point advantage among women.
That's according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also shows the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men.
Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a virtual dead heat, with Romney favored by 47 percent of likely voters and Obama by 45 percent, a result within the poll's margin of sampling error, the survey shows.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Read more at: rasmussenreports.com.
Gallup's 7-day rolling average poll has Romney at 48 percent and the President at 48.
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