The poll is a big swing from previous results from the survey, which had Romney within 1 point in mid-October. It's unlikely the race has swung that dramatically in the two weeks since the last poll was released, as national polling has shown a relatively stable race during that period.
There has been little recent public polling of the state, though a poll from the conservative Rasmussen Reports released earlier this week had the race tied. Two nonpartisan, mid-October polls had Obama leading by 2 and 6 points.
The poll of 1,243 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 25-28 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.