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Oct 30, 2012

Race is tied, but most think Obama will win: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential race remains a dead heat one week before Election Day but most Americans think President Barack Obama will defeat Republican Mitt Romney, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Tuesday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant margin, the online survey found. Neither candidate has held a clear lead since early October.

Oct 30, 2012

Could blueberry state Maine be a slice of Romney’s presidential pie?

By Andy Sullivan

(Reuters) – Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are scouting an unlikely path to the White House through the vast forests and blueberry barrens of northern Maine.

President Barack Obama is expected to win the Pine Tree State easily in the November 6 election.

Oct 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy blows U.S. election off course

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy blew the U.S.
presidential race off course on Sunday even before it came
ashore, forcing Republican Mitt Romney to shift his campaign
inland and fueling fears that the massive storm bearing down on
the East Coast could disrupt early voting.

As much of the heavily populated region braced for what
could be the largest storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, Romney
re-routed his campaigning from Virginia to Ohio, another of the
handful of battleground states that will decide the outcome of
the Nov. 6 election.

Oct 23, 2012

Obama debate win unlikely to shift race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Voters say President Barack Obama did a better job than Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Monday’s debate but their opinions of each candidate did not shift significantly, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

Some 47 percent of registered voters surveyed in the online poll judged Obama the victor, while 31 percent believed Romney won.

Oct 23, 2012

Voters say Obama won debate, but unlikely to shift race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Voters say U.S. President Barack Obama did a better job than Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Monday’s debate but their opinions of each candidate did not shift significantly, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

Some 47 percent of registered voters surveyed in the online poll judged Obama the victor, while 31 percent believed Romney won.

Oct 23, 2012

Obama holds narrow edge two weeks ahead of election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pulled slightly ahead of Republican Mitt Romney in a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll on Tuesday, but the race remained essentially tied with two weeks to go until the November 6 election.

Obama led Romney among likely voters by a statistically insignificant margin of 1 percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. The four-day online tracking poll includes some responses taken after the two candidates’ final televised debate, but the full impact will not register for several days.

Oct 22, 2012

Obama, Romney now tied in presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney has closed the gap with President Barack Obama and the two candidates are now tied in the November 6 presidential race, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Monday.

The online survey of likely voters found Obama and Romney were each supported by 46 percent of the electorate as they prepare for their final televised debate on Monday night.

Oct 22, 2012

Obama, Romney now tied in U.S. presidential race – Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Mitt Romney has closed the gap with President Barack Obama and the two candidates are now tied in the November 6 presidential race, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Monday.

The online survey of likely voters found Obama and Romney were each supported by 46 percent of the electorate as they prepare for their final televised debate on Monday night.

Oct 20, 2012

As other polls show tight race, Gallup stands apart

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The election between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney looks like it will be a knuckle-biter – unless you go by one of the United States’ most respected public-opinion polls.

As most surveys show Obama and Romney locked in a virtual dead heat, Gallup finds that the Republican would win by a comfortable six percentage points if the election were held today.

Oct 19, 2012

Locked in tight race, Obama and Romney trade jokes at dinner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Locked in a tense race with time running out, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney took time off to exchange light-hearted jabs and make fun of each other on Thursday in a joint appearance at a high-profile charity dinner.

Two days after a brutal debate in which they exchanged verbal blows and stalked each other on stage, Obama and Romney greeted each other warmly, dressed formally in white tie and tails.

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      "As a politics and general-news correspondent, I’ve covered four budget crises, three presidential elections, two hurricanes and one exploding bridge since joining Reuters in 2000. One of my stories in the 2012 election inspired a spoof on “Saturday Night Life.” I’m a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and in my free time I play guitar in several rock bands around Washington, D.C."
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