Reaching the 50 percent mark, President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney among likely Nevada voters in a poll released Thursday.
The poll from SurveyUSA, conducted on behalf of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow, shows Obama outpacing Romney in the Silver State 50 percent to 46 percent. It amounts to growth in support for Obama in a state where he has led consistently throughout the cycle. In mid-October, SurveyUSA showed Obama with a 3-point lead while falling two points shy of 50 percent.
The PollTracker Average reflects Obama's steady edge in Nevada, a state he carried by 12 points in 2008 and what has been one of his strongest battlegrounds in 2012.