Is Iowa in Play for 2012 Presidential election?

In the Latest American Research Group poll for Iowa Mitt Romney and President Obama are locked at 48% each.  Back in September the poll looked like this

Sep 20-23 51% 44%

Romney has Gained 4% and Obama has Lost 3%.  This could be the turn that puts Iowa in play.  In 2008 Obama beat McCain in Iowa by 9.5%


Interview dates: October 11-14, 2012

Sample size: 600 likely voters

Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time

Question wording and responses:

If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote – Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else?

Obama Romney Other Undecided
Likely voters 48% 48% 1% 3%

Read more  Iowa 2012 Presidential Ballot.

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