Mitt Romney speaks Monday at a campaign event at Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, Ohio. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Pew Poll: Race Evens Up, But Romney Holds Turnout Advantage

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Early voting has begun in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Iowa. Voting booths were set up for early voting Thursday at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. Ahead of Wednesday's first presidential debate, an NPR poll finds President Obama with a 7-point lead nationally, but his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, is within striking distance. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead Of First Debate, NPR Poll Shows Romney Within Striking Distance

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