Final Swing States Poll: Fired-up voters split, 48%-48%
Enthused about the election, certain of their vote -- and tied
USA TODAY and Gallup have conducted 11 surveys over the past year or so in the nation's dozen top battlegrounds. Here is a rundown on how the contest has changed over that time and where it stands now.
Susan Page, USA TODAYShare
Voters are as enthusiastic as 2008 and firmly in one camp or the other. As with the national race, it's a tossup.
8:16PM EST November 4. 2012 - WASHINGTON -- Voters in the nation's key battlegrounds have become as enthusiastic and engaged in the 2012 presidential election as they were in the historic contest four years ago, and they finally have made up their minds about President Obama and Mitt Romney.
It's a tie: 48%-48%.
The even split among likely voters in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of Swing States reflects gains in the campaign's final weeks by Obama, who has closed a 4-percentage-point deficit from early October in the wake of a disappointing first presidential debate. Most of the interviews were completed before Hurricane Sandy hit, and the president's disaster response may have bolstered his standing a bit since then.
snip...more at linkThe date is Oct 27-31....a lot has happened since then....