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Romney Takes the Lead in the RealClearPolitics Average

2:52 PM, Oct 9, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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Exactly four weeks before Election Day, Mitt Romney has taken the lead in the RealClearPolitics (RCP) average of recent polling.  Of the six most recent polls, three show Romney ahead, two show President Obama ahead, and one shows the race tied.  Overall, RCP shows Romney leading by a tally of 48 percent to 47.3 percent.  This appears to be the first time in nearly a year that Romney has taken the outright lead (as opposed to gaining just a share of the lead) in the RCP average. 

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