Poll: Romney and Paul catch Obama in head-to-head match-ups

The latest poll from CNN shows the top two GOP candidates surging into a tie with President Obama in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups.

According to the survey, which has a three-point margin of error, Mitt Romney leads the president 48 percent to 47 percent, and Obama leads Ron Paul 48 percent to 46 percent.

In the previous poll taken in December, Obama led both Romney and Paul 52 percent to 45 percent

Obama holds a six-point lead over Rick Santorum in the hypothetical match-up, and has a nine-point lead over Newt Gingrich.

Voter enthusiasm in the parties indicates that the race is tightening.

According to the poll, Republican enthusiasm for the November election is down from 64 percent in October to 54 percent presently, while Democratic enthusiasm is up from 43 percent in October to 49 percent.



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