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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Dead Even in Arizona, New Poll Shows

A new survey of Arizona voters by Public Policy Polling shows that President Barack Obama stands an even chance of turning Arizona blue in November.

The poll shows Obama surging in our redder than red state, tying Republican Mitt Romney at 47 percent. Against GOPer Rick Santorum he does one point worse, pulling 46 percent to Santorum's 47. 

Obama bests the other contenders for the GOP nod, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, each by 4 percent. The president's approval rate is also up a few notches to 46 percent.

These numbers should help bolster the talk that the Obama campaign is committed to flipping the state in November. The Arizona Republic reported that Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina was in town last week, telling phone bankers, "We can win in Arizona."

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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