Presidential race remains effectively tied: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:57pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead of 1 percentage point over Republican Mitt Romney as the race for the White House remains effectively tied less than two weeks before the November 6 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Friday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, well within the online survey's credibility interval. Neither candidate has held a clear lead since shortly after their first presidential debate on October 3.

Some 18 percent of those surveyed already have cast their ballots, as early voting in some form has started in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the poll found.

The survey of 1,237 likely voters, drawn from a pool of 1,610 registered voters, was conducted between Monday and Friday. The accuracy of Reuters/Ipsos polls is measured using a credibility interval. For this survey, the credibility interval is 3.2 percentage points for likely voters.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Alistair Bell and Paul Simao)

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Comments (13)
speaker12 wrote:
Dear friends at Reuters, how come most news services and American TV news fail to point out that Obama and his cronies failed to send help when they knew that Bengazi was under attack. Can the US Commander and Chief be court martialed?

Oct 26, 2012 1:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sheric wrote:
As a mother of 3 sons,2 of them vets,I am so ashamed of this president.To refuse repeated cries for help in Bengazi when our people were under attack,is indefensible.Where in the he11 is the press?

Oct 26, 2012 2:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:
Most of the polls show romney ahead. If the momentum continues Obama is going to lose.

Oct 26, 2012 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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