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May 6, 2015

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Poll: Obama up by 5 points in Nevada

WASHINGTON -- A new CNN-Time-Opinion Research poll out this afternoon shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leading Republican John McCain among likely voters in Nevada and three other battleground states.

Obama has a 5-point lead among likely voters in Nevada, just outside of the margin of error. The telephone poll was conducted Sunday through Tuesday.

Obama is similarly ahead among likely voters in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. McCain, however, leads in West Virginia.

Here are the numbers:

Among 700 likely voters in Nevada: Obama – 51, McCain – 46.

The poll found a similar spread when third-party candidates were in the mix: Obama - 49, McCain – 43.

Among 1,014 registered voters in Nevada, the spread doubles to 13 points in a head-to-head match-up, and 11 points with the other candidates.

The Nevada numbers track previous CNN polling in late September.

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