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Romney has also drawn to equal enthusiasm among supporters, with 62 percent of voters favoring each candidate saying they were strongly enthusiastic to head to the polls. By comparison, Obama trounced his 2008 opponent, Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-Ariz.), 65 percent to 38 percent in terms of voter enthusiasm four years ago; former President George W. Bush bested Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBringing the American election experience to Democratic Republic of the Congo Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE 60 percent 50 percent in 2004.

Voters also split evenly at 49 percent when asked whether they approve of the way that Obama was handling his job as president. But Obama did post a significant advantage when voters were asked who better understood the economic problems people in the country were having, earning a 51 percent to 44 percent edge.

Notably, the poll was conducted entirely before Monday night's third and final presidential debate.