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SHOWDOWN National Polls Show Close Race Shannon Stapleton, Pool / AP Photo

National Polls Show Close Race

Come election night, President Obama could be leading by a modest average of 1.3 percentage points, according to 12 new national polls released Sunday. Overall, the polls show that while Romney and Obama are too close to call nationally, state-by-state polls give Obama a clear lead in the Electoral College. The New York Times’ Nate Silver calculates Obama having an 85 percent chance of winning the Electoral College if the popular vote were perfectly tied nationally. Two days to go until we can see how accurate the much-argued-over predictions are.

November 4, 2012 10:10 PM