Romney took 47 percent to Obama’s 46. That’s in line with the Real Clear Politics average of polls, which shows Obama with a small lead.
Iowa is one of 12 key swing states the president won in 2008 that the GOP is looking to reclaim.
Obama defeated Sen. John McCainJohn McCainEx-Bush aide Nicolle Wallace to host MSNBC show Meghan McCain: Obama 'a dirty capitalist like the rest of us' Top commander: Don't bet on China reining in North Korea MORE (R-Ariz.) in the Hawkeye State by 10 percent in 2008. With the exception of 2004, Iowa has gone to the Democratic candidate in every election since 1988.
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