POLL

Poll: Obama, Romney in Dead Heat

A new CBS News/New York Times poll released Wednesday has President Obama and Mitt Romney in a dead heat, with each receiving 46 percent of registered voters. The poll was conducted between last Friday and Tuesday, just days after Rick Santorum dropped out of the race—proving that the party has rallied around Romney. Fifty-four percent of Republican primary voters said they want Romney to be the nominee, up from 30 percent in March. Although Romney is the all-but-certain nominee, Newt Gingrich is still preferred among 20 percent of Republican primary voters, and Ron Paul has the support of 12 percent.