The presidential race is tied according to a new Pew national poll, with President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney both getting 47 percent of likely voters. Pew also showed a Republican base that may be more fired up than Democrats in their numbers.
"When the sample is narrowed to likely voters, the balance of opinion shifts slightly in Romney’s direction, as it did in early October," Pew wrote in its analysis. "This reflects Romney’s turnout advantage over Obama, which could loom larger as Election Day approaches. In both October surveys, more Republicans and Republican leaners than Democrats and Democratic leaners are predicted to be likely voters. In September, the gap was more modest."