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Likely swing-state voters favor Romney

Oct. 15, 2012 at 7:57 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by 4 points among likely voters in 12 swing states with the presidential election just 22 days away, a poll indicated Monday.

The USA Today/Gallup Poll also revealed women -- a stronghold of support for the Democratic incumbent -- are moving toward the Republican challenger. Romney now holds a 12-point edge among men (54-42) who are likely to vote in the election and is even with Obama among likely female voters (48-48).

Among all registered voters surveyed, Obama held a 49 percent to 47 percent lead.

The poll of 1,023 registered voters, including 869 likely voters, was taken Oct. 5-11. Its margin of error was 4 percentage points.

The key states are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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