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Obama, Romney remain close two days before election

Sunday, 4 November 2012 - 10:46pm IST | Agency: Reuters
The race between US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remained in a dead heat ahead of Tuesday's election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released.
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The race between US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remained in a dead heat ahead of Tuesday's election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Sunday.

Of 3,805 likely voters polled nationally, 48% said they would vote for Democrat Obama, while 47% sided with Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, the poll showed.

The results fall within the poll's credibility interval, a tool used to account for statistical variation in Internet-based polls. Obama and Romney have been locked in a neck-and-neck race for weeks.

Over the weekend, both were making final appearances in a few crucial states, hoping to sway a shrinking number of undecided voters and to encourage their supporters to get to the polls. The poll's credibility interval was plus or minus 3.4% points for likely voters.

(Reporting by Alina Selyukh; Editing by Alistair Bell and Eric Beech)


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