By Jean-Paul Salamanca (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Nov 01, 2012 12:23 PM EDT
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President Barack Obama is narrowly leading GOP candidate Mitt Romney in new polls in Iowa and Nevada with Election Day only five days away. (Photo : Latinos Post)

With only five more days until the Nov. 6 election, recent polls are showing President Barack Obama with two-plus point leads in both critical swing states-worth six Electoral College votes apiece-ahead of GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

On the Real Clear Politics poll ticker, Obama is seen to have at least a 2.7 point edge over Romney, 50 percent to 47.3 percent. This includes the most recent poll of 1,212 likely voters submitted Monday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

In the poll, Obama was leading among likely voters 50 percent to 46 percent, including a 52 percent to 46 percent advantage for the president among those who said they have already voted.

However, Romney has a narrow one-point lead ahead of Obama among voters who plan to vote on Election Day, 47 percent to 46 percent, the poll finds.

Pollster Jay Leve told the Las Vegas news outfit that Romney made small gains in Nevada after the first presidential debate, but Obama recovered ground while an aggressive voter turnout campaign started in October. A SurveyUSA poll two weeks ago had Obama 3 points ahead, 48-45.

"What we're seeing is a slight tailwind for Obama," Leve said. "If Romney was going to make a move in Nevada, you would have expected to see it right now and the race would be tightening."

Meanwhile in Iowa, Real Clear Politics is showing President Obama to have a 2.2 percent lead in most polls. This includes two new polls released this week, one from We Ask America and the other from NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist.

The We Ask America poll of 1,174 likely voters, released Tuesday, gives Obama a slim 1.5 spread on Romney, 48.8 percent to 47.3 percent. A Monday poll of 1,142 likely voters from NBC/WSJ/Marist, however, shows Obama leading by a six-point margin, 50 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, including absentee voters.


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