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President Obama 47, Mitt Romney 44.
Those are the top-line numbers from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which shows the race for the White House is a dead heat—and within the survey's margin of error—four months out from the general election.
While the president is faring better in swing states and remains the favorite of young and Latino voters (two key bases of support, according to the pollsters), Romney is also shoring up support among Tea Party voters who have previously been less than enthusiastic about the presumptive GOP nominee.
The poll found that Obama was preferred by 92 percent of African Americans, and 52 percent of both women and voters under thirty. He led in independent support against Romney 40 to 36 percent. Meanwhile, Romney takes 94 percent of Tea Party supporters, 53 percent of whites, and leads in support from men, 48 to 43 percent.
As NBC explains, Obama's danger zones as identified in the poll are increasing pessimism among the public over the state of the U.S. economy, and less enthusiastic support from youth and Latino voters compared to four years ago.
Read the full poll results here.