Obama and Romney in Dead Heat, Poll Shows

The big day is looming, and the numbers say the presidential opponents are neck and neck.

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Early voters in Florida (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tuesday's presidential race may be the closest in history, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to the latest poll from Wall Street Journal/NBC News, President Obama and Mitt Romney are nearly tied in the fight for voters, and both hit their final campaign stops to rally their supporters. 

The two candidates enter the final stage with firm advantages they had from the start. Mr. Obama derives his tiny lead by holding a slightly larger base of support, 51% to 43%, among women voters than Mr. Romney has among men, the poll finds.

The former Massachusetts governor has the support of 51% of men, compared to 44% who back the president.

The poll of 1,475 likely voters across the country has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.55 percentage points.

The candidates are packing their final Sunday before the vote with events across the country. Mr. Obama begins the day in New Hampshire before jumping to Florida, Ohio and Colorado. Mr. Romney will kick off his day in Iowa before hopping to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

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