Barbara BoxerMitt RomneyPollingPresident 2012

President 2012 Iowa Poll Watch: Romney 42% Vs. Obama 39%

electoral college President 2012 North Carolina Poll Watch: Obama and Romney Tied at 45%
A statewide poll conducted July 5th through July 7th shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a statistical dead heat with President Barack Obama in a survey of 629 likely Iowa voters in the 2012 general election.
Romney had 42 percent compared to 39 percent for Obama with 19 percent undecided. Meanwhile, Obama had 47 percent support among Iowans when put head-to-head against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who had 42 percent while 11 percent were undecided.
The survey was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, an independent firm. The overall survey, conducted for the Every Child Matters Education Fund, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent.

This is the third key battleground state in the past few days where Romney has either been tied with or leads the incumbent President. The other two were Florida and North Carolina.

See the graphic above which lists the number of electoral college votes possesed by each state. 270 votes are necessary to win.

President Obama had better hope this is a momentary fall for him in the polls and that he will be able to turn it around with campaigning because so far he has been underperforming by every pundits expectrations in the states he needs to win.

As for Mitt Rmney, he will be preparing ads saying he is the GOP nominee that has the best chance to beat Obama – and so far he is correct.