Romney and Obama still tied in latest polls

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Mitt Romney and President Obama are still effectively tied in the presidential race, as a favorable decision on the health care ruling hasn’t boosted the president nor have a series of lackluster reports showing a slowed economic recovery caused a surge towards Romney.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll showed the two tied at 47 percent, similar to the findings of other recent polls.

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“A pair of tepid jobs reports, landmark Supreme Court decisions on health-care and immigration laws, and an unprecedented barrage of negative ads have shaped the opening months of the fall presidential campaign. The impact on the horse race: virtually none,” the Post writes in describing the poll.

It adds, “The new numbers reflect a stubborn constancy: Only twice in 13 surveys over more than a year has either candidate held a lead exceeding the poll’s margin of sampling error.