WaPo-ABC tracking poll: Presidential contest as close as close can be

The race for the White House remains steadily and extraordinarily competitive in its final days, with President Obama and Mitt Romney continuing to run neck-and-neck in the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll.

There are few ways to adequately grasp the tightness of the contest.

Nationally, in 10 out of 11 releases of the tracking poll, the two presidential contenders have been separated by no more than a single percentage point. Seven times the gap between the two has been less than 1 percent, when looking at the fractional differences. [cont.]

Jon Cohen, Washington Post