1. NEW POLL

    Obama Leads Romney by 5 Points

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 12:  U.S. President Barack Obama waves to supporters during a campaign stop on September 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama is focusing his speech on economic policies during his two days of campaign events in Nevada and Colorado. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

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    Another new poll brings more good news for Barack Obama. According to the latest NBC News /Wall Street Journal poll numbers, the president holds a five-point lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters. What may be a bigger milestone for the Obama camp, however, is that his approval rating reached the 50 percent threshold for the first time since March. And the numbers may well only get better: the poll was taken prior to Romney’s controversial comments about the 47 percent of Americans “who are dependent on government.” It's not all good news for Obama though: his foreign policy approval rating is 49 percent—a 5-point drop since August.

    Read it at NBC News