Obama vs Romney Polls: Obama Leads, Romney Creeps Up, in Key Battleground States

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney accepted the nominations for candidates of their respective parties in the 2012 Election with much partisan fanfare and pageantry, but with little movement in the polls, which still show a close race after the DNC and RNC confetti-filled extravaganzas. 

According to Examiner, the president has kept the narrow lead he had before the conventions over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. This means neither candidate received a significant bump from their respective parties' gatherings that sought to make the case for both men before an increasingly polarized and skeptical American electorate. 

The Real Clear Politics (RCP) average of polls shows President Obama leading in Florida and Mitt Romney in Ohio. In general, is a mixed picture for both candidates as it shows an increasingly divided and skeptical American electorate, which -- so far, at least -- is neither convinced, not impressed with neither candidate. Here's the breakdown:

1. Florida:

Electoral Votes: 29

Most Recent Poll: Romney 48%, Obama 47% 

RCP Average: Obama 47.3%, Romney 46.7%

2. Ohio:

Electoral Votes: 18

Most Recent Poll: Romney 47%, Obama 44% 

RCP Average: Obama 46.2%, Romney 45.5%

3. Virginia:

Electoral Votes: 13

Most Recent Poll: Obama 47%, Romney 47% (Rasmussen Reports 8/23)

RCP Average: Obama 47.3%, Romney 46.7%

4. North Carolina

Electoral Votes: 15

Most Recent Poll: Romney 48%, Obama 48% (PPP 9/2)

RCP Average: Romney 47.3%, Obama 45.3%

5. Colorado:

Electoral Votes: 9

Most Recent Poll: Obama 49%, Romney 46% 

RCP Average: Obama 47.8%, Romney 45.5%

6. Iowa:

Electoral Votes: 6

Most Recent Poll: Romney 47%, Obama 45% 

RCP Average: Obama 45.0%, Romney 44.8%

7. Nevada:

Electoral Votes: 6

Most Recent Poll: Obama 50%, Romney 47% 

RCP Average: Obama 49.0%, Romney 45.7%

8. Wisconsin:

Electoral Votes: 10

Most Recent Poll: Obama 50%, Romney 45% 

RCP Average: Obama 48.2%, Romney 46.8%

9. Michigan:

Electoral votes: 16

Most Recent Poll: Obama 51%, Romney 44% (PPP 9/2)

RCP Average: Obama 47.8%, Romney 45.4%

10. Pennsylvania:

Electoral votes: 20

Most Recent Poll: Obama 51%, Romney 42% 

RCP Average: Obama 49.8%, Romney 41.8% 

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