8 takeaways from the Washington Post-ABC poll

The new Washington Post-ABC News poll is out — and not a minute too soon with the political world going eerily quiet as both candidates prepare for Wednesday night’s debate.

The topline numbers in the poll — President Obama takes 49 percent to 47 percent for Mitt Romney among likely voters nationally but has a 12-point edge among likelies in swing states — are getting plenty of attention but, as always, the Fix likes to dig deeper into the numbers for a few lesser-noticed takeaways from the data. [cont.]

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

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