Fox News poll: Obama 46%, Romney 46%

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

A new Fox News poll shows the presidential race tied among likely voters.

Both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney attracted 46 percent support in the poll, with six percent of respondents indicating they didn’t know whom they were going to vote for, and one percent saying they plan to vote for someone else.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 28-30, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Among independents, Romney bests Obama 46 percent to 39 percent in the poll.

The poll shows essentially no change in the presidential race since the previous Fox News poll conducted from Oct. 7-9. In that poll, Romney had a one percentage point edge over Obama, 46 percent to 45 percent.

Forty-two percent of the likely voters polled in the current poll described themselves as Democrats, while 37 percent described themselves as Republicans.

Though the current poll shows the race as a tie, it also suggests that a larger percentage of Romney supporters view a Romney win as critical than Obama supporters view an Obama win. Sixty-nine percent of Romney supporters said they view a Romney win as “extremely important,” while only 59 percent of Obama supporters said the same about an Obama win.

In 2008, a Fox News poll at a similar point before the election found Obama with a 7 percentage point edge over his Republican challenger, Sen. John McCain, on the question of whose supporters viewed their candidate’s win in the election as “extremely important.”

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