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Poll dancing -- 09.17.12


President Obama leading in Florida, Virginia and Ohio [NBC News/WSJ/Marist, 9/13]: In both Florida and Virginia, Obama leads Mitt Romney 49 to 44 percent. In Ohio, Obama leads 50 to 43 percent.

Romney leads with likely voters 65+ [NY Times/CBS News, 9/14]: "Mr. Obama leads his Republican rival across all ages of voters, except those who are 65 or older, who favor Mr. Romney by 15 percentage points."

Most voters concerned about outside campaign spending [Washington Post/ABC News]: Seventy-five percent of registered voters say they're at least "somewhat concerned" about companies, unions and wealthy individuals spending money on political advertising.

Massachusetts Senate race tied [PPP, 9/16]: Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren are essentially tied in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race with Warren at 48 percent to Brown's 46 percent.

Egyptians not so hot on America [Pew, 9/17]: "Fully 79% [of Egyptians] say they have an unfavorable view of the U.S., while just 19% offer a favorable one."

Too much government, say most Americans [Gallup, 9/17]: "A majority of Americans (54%) continue to believe the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses, although that is down from the record high of 61% earlier this summer."

The horse race [RCP average, 9/17]: An average of national polls shows Obama leading Romey 48.5 to 45.5 percent.

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