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NPR In The News: The Public Opinion Poll Edition

This week, NPR News released the results of its first poll for the 2012 general election season. The survey, by a bipartisan polling team, yielded several interesting results, including that the Affordable Care Act is still stirring deep political division weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the law's constitutionality and that President Obama and Mitt Romney are in a statistical tie in 12 key battleground states.

Several other media outlets shared the poll with their readers. Find out what others thought about how the numbers fell at POLITICO, the Boston Globe, NBC News and the Washington Post.

Question: If the election for president were being held today and the candidates were (ROTATE: Mitt Romney, the Republican, and Barack Obama, the Democrat), for which candidate would you vote?

You can see highlights from the poll here and the full report in this .pdf file.



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