Right before the Feb. 22 presidential debate, he and Romney were in a dead heat in Arizona.
But a $1 million spending advantage for the Democrat has turned the race into a dead heat.
Two October surveys conducted on behalf of an independent Kentucky media consortium have shown that the race is a dead heat.
North Carolina is a dead heat, but with Obama usually ahead by a figure within the margin of error.
National tracking polls continue to show something close to a dead heat: Obama and Romney tied at 48-48 in the Post/ABC survey.
Picture the feelings of the crowd when Casey merged the judge into the editor and kept declaring race after race a dead heat.
Remus is a sharper, Remus is a cheat, Remus collared my side, And made it a dead heat.
Bromham Rhodes ran his friend so close that it was practically a dead heat.
I ought to have got it from Smythe, of the School-house; but all I could do was to dead heat his time.
It seemed a dead heat; but, immediately after, the news spread that Hyde's horse was the winner.
A tied race, contest, etc: The election ended in a dead heat
[1796+ Horse racing; fr dead, ''absolute, total, thorough,'' related to the finality of death, and heat, ''a single course of a race,'' related either to a single firing or heating of a mass of metal, or to the heating of the body in running, or to both]