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Graphic: Obama, Romney Tied In Battleground States

President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are in a statistical dead heat in an NPR poll of likely voters nationwide. And in the nation's battleground states, the preference is an actual tie: Forty-six percent favor Obama, and 46 percent back Romney. Here are some of the key findings:

(Correction: An earlier version had wrong numbers on the question about the health care law. This version is correct.)

President Obama's Job Approval

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

Overall: 49% approve, 46% disapprove, 4% other

Candidate Preference

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?

Overall: 45% Romney, 47% Obama

Congress' Job Approval

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job?

Overall: 19% approve, 74% disapprove, 7% other

The Health Care Law

Overall, do you support or oppose the health care reform law that passed in 2010?

Overall: 43% support, 48% oppose, 10% don't know

The Supreme Court's Health Care Decision

Do you approve or disapprove of the Supreme Court's decision that upheld the health care reform law?

Overall: 47% approve, 46% disapprove, 7% other


NPR/Resurgent Republic/Democracy Corps questions, fielded by North Star Opinion Research. ALL results are based on 1,000 weighted cases; margin of error = ±3.10 percentage points. REP results are based on 296 respondents; MoE = ±5.70 percentage points. IND results are based on 309 respondents; MoE = ±5.58 percentage points. DEM results are based on 357 respondents; MoE = ±5.19 percentage points. BAT results are based on 462 respondents in 12 battleground states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — MoE = ±4.56 percentage points. Totals may not equal 100 percent owing to rounding.