Obama and Romney now tied in U.S. presidential race

Reuters , Tuesday 9 Oct 2012

A Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll reveals Republican Mitt Romney and US President Barack Obama are now tied after Obama holding steady lead for most of September

Republican Mitt Romney has erased U.S. President Barack Obama's advantage in the presidential race and the two candidates are now tied among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Tuesday.

With the Nov. 6 election four weeks away, Romney and Obama each command 45 percent, the daily tracking poll found.

Obama held a steady lead in the poll for most of September, but Romney narrowed the gap following a strong debate performance last week. Obama had been leading by 2 percentage points in the last poll on Sunday.

Voters' personal views of Romney improved across a wide range of attributes following the debate, the poll found.

The online survey of 1,157 likely voters was conducted between Oct. 5 and Oct. 9. The precision of the poll is measured using a credibility interval, which is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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