Obama leads Romney 47-42 percent among likely voters in Iowa.

by Machiavelli

Rivers of Hope

DUBUQUE, Iowa–President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney by five percentage points among likely voters in Iowa, according to a poll released Saturday by the Des Moines Register.

Forty-seven percent of likely Iowa voters who participated in the survey said they’re supporting Obama, compared to 42 percent who plan to support Romney. The survey was taken Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 by Selzer & Co. and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Among those, 7 percent said they were open to changing their minds before Tuesday.

Here’s a wider breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the Des Moines Register:

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