NBC/WSJ poll: US presidential election a dead heat among likely voters

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Republican contender Mitt Romney pulled even with President Barack Obama in the latest NBC/WSJ poll. The two each garnered 47% of likely voters in the poll, released 16 days before the US presidential election. In the previous NBC/WSJ poll, Obama led 49% to 46%. Detailed poll results are here.

The separate RealClearPolitics average of national polls now has Obama ahead by 0.2 percentage points.

The NY Times’ election blog gives Obama a 67.9% chance of winning the deciding electoral college tally.

Obama and Romney Monday face off in their final debate before the election.