President Obama has pulled off a narrow win in Vigo County, Ind., a small county that has predicted every presidential winner since 1956.

Obama edged Mitt Romney by 49.3 to 48.8 percent in the southeastern Indiana county, a margin of 162 votes.

The culturally conservative, blue-collar county has been within 3 percentage points of the national result since 1888 and has only been incorrect in predicting the popular-vote winner twice. Its close margin this year reflects the tightness of the presidential race.