Gallup's first "likely voters" results are out today, revealing a slight edge for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama, 49% to 47%, among the registered voters most likely to cast ballots for president.
Here's what you need to know:
- We will publish new numbers each day at 1 p.m. ET until the election in a variety of places on our website and via our mobile apps. We also post the numbers on Facebook and Twitter.
- Our estimates reflect a seven-day rolling average, identical to our registered voter figures, which we will also continue to report.
- We will publish a story every Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET going forward, analyzing the likely voter data for the week prior. We will also publish stories whenever we see something noteworthy in the data.
- We determine likely voters based on voters’ responses to a seven-question series that -- with some revisions along the way -- Gallup has used to calculate voters’ likelihood of voting since 1952.
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