Obama up only six points in Oregon

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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President Barack Obama holds a mere six-point lead over Mitt Romney in Oregon.

A poll conducted for The Oregonian last week and released Tuesday found Obama leading Romney 47 percent to 41 percent in the bright blue state that no one considers a battleground. Seven percent of Beaver State voters remain undecided, three percent plan to vote for someone else, and one percent said they did not plan to vote.

Elway Research of Seattle conducted the poll, surveying 405 likely voters from October 25-28. It has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.

In 2008, Obama won Oregon by 16.4 percentage points.

The last time a Republican presidential candidate won the state was 1984.

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