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“Gov. Romney has closed President Obama’s leads in Ohio and Florida to the point that those two states are now essentially tied, a turnaround from the end of March when the president enjoyed leads in those key states,” says Peter A. Brown, assistant director at the campus polling center.

And the numbers: In Florida, Mr. Romney has 44 percent of voter support to Mr. Obama’s 43 percent; in Ohio, Mr. Obama has 44 percent to Mr. Romney’s 42 percent. The president wins Pennsylvania, though. He tops Mr. Romney 47 percent to 39 percent.

HOLA, AMERICA

“I want to sign the Dream Act into law. I’ve got the pens ready.”

(President Obama at an early White House Cinco de Mayo party in the Rose Garden, “featuring colorful tables and flowers, flamenco dancers and margaritas,” according to “pool” reporter Malia Rulon Herman, a correspondent with Gannett.

POLL DU JOUR

*76 percent of Americans get news from local TV news; 80 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of Republicans agree.

*72 percent get news from their local newspaper; 76 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of Republicans agree.

*55 percent get news from Fox News; 36 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of Republicans agree.

*51 percent get news from CNN; 60 percent of Democrats and 39 percent of Republicans agree.

*39 percent get news from talk radio; 33 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of Republicans agree.

*27 precent get news from a political blog or website; 27 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of Republicans agree.

*23 percent listen to National Public Radio; 28 percent of Democrats and 16 percent of Republicans agree.

Source: Fairleigh Dickinson University survey of 1,185 U.S. adults conducted Feb. 6 to 12 and released Thursday. For complete results: publicmind.fdu.edu.

*Tipline always open at jharper@washingtontimes.com.