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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues to lead incumbent Barack Obama in the latest of a series of October Gallup daily polls.
Romney holds a 4-point lead over Obama in Sunday's daily tracking poll, down one point from Saturday's 5-point advantage.
Romney garnered 50% compared to Obama’s 46% of likely voters’ support.
Meanwhile, Obama’s job approval is 48%.
Romney/Obama tied in Long Island
Romney is polling equal with Obama in Long Island New York, according to a Siena College/Newsday poll. Mr. Romney leads slightly among likely Suffolk voters – 47% to Obama's 45%. The candidates are tied in Nassau at 45%.
"This almost looks like a classic swing state," said Donald Levy, director of the Siena Research Institute, which polled 1,008 Long Island registered voters from Oct. 17 to 22, of which 958 were likely voters.
While 49 percent of Long Island respondents had a "favorable" opinion of Obama, compared to 48 percent for Romney, the president received lukewarm ratings for his last four years on the job.
Obama leads in statewide polls of true-blue New York, however Romney is doing much better on Long Island than expected.
The poll has a 3-point margin of error.