Obama and Romney tied in Florida: Poll

Chris Moody

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--A new CNN/ORC poll of likely voters in Florida shows President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney statistically tied in this battleground state.

The state survey, which was conducted after the second presidential debate and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points, showed 49 percent of likely voters supporting Romney here, compared with 48 percent for Obama.

Both candidates are campaigning hard for the state's 29 Electoral College votes, which could be crucial to securing victory in November.