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In the latest national poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama with 49 percent to 48 percent.
Although the margin of error is at 3.0 percent, the margin of error in Massachusetts's polling data won't make the difference in Romney's favor.
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Romney served one term as governor in the New England state from 2003 to 2007 but that influence isn't showing in polls.
Based on October polls in the state, Obama leads with double-digits.
Starting with a Public Policy Poll (PPP) conducted between Oct. 9 and Oct. 11, Obama is presented with a 14 percent lead over the former governor.
In the PPP data, Romney received 41 percent while Obama received 55 percent.
The poll featured 1,051 likely voters with a margin of error of 3.0 percent.
A one-day poll was conducted by Rasmussen Reports, via telephone, showed Obama with a 15 percent lead.
In the Rasmussen poll, 500 likely voters gave Obama 57 percent to Romney's 42 percent. One percentage of the 500 likely voters was undecided. The margin of error is slightly larger than PPP with 4.5 percent.
WBUR/MassINC showed a bigger lead for Obama when asking 516 likely voters.
With a margin of error of 4.4 percent, Obama received 56 percent to Romney's 36 percent, a 20 percent spread. The poll was conducted between Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.
The poll also asked voters on favorability. Obama received 58 percent in favorability while 35 percent opposed. Romney received a favorability percent of 38 percent as 54 percent voted unfavorable.
Real Clear Politics averaged the three polls and the result concluded with Obama maintaining the double-digit lead over Romney with 16.3 percent. Obama averaged 56.0 percent to Romney's 39.7 percent.
Massachusetts offers 11 Electoral College votes and has voted for the Democratic candidate since 1988 when Michael Dukakis ran for president. Dukakis also served as governor of Massachusetts. The state voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 1984 when Ronald Reagan defeated Walter Mondale.