A new poll shows President Obama tied with GOP challenger Mitt Romney in Arizona, a state where Romney leads in most surveys and that generally breaks for Republican presidential candidates.
The new survey bucks other polls of the Grand Canyon State, which have generally shown Romney ahead, often by comfortable margins.
The state has voted Democratic just once in the last 10 presidential elections, when President Clinton bested challenger Bob Dole in 1996.
The new Arizona poll shows Romney beating Obama among Caucasian voters by 16 points. But Obama holds a 67-point lead among the state’s Latino voters.