Obama extends slim lead

2012-10-16 21:59
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Washington - US President Barack Obama gained ground on Republican rival Mitt Romney in the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll on Tuesday for the third straight day, leading 46% to 43%.

Released hours before the presidential contenders face off for their second debate, the poll showed the number of undecided voters had increased, indicating a drop of support for Romney among the coveted voting bloc.

The poll showed that Obama has recovered some ground from his slide after a poor showing in his first presidential debate.

After dropping below Romney in the wake of the 3 October debate, Obama regained the lead on Sunday and has increased that by one percentage point each day this week.

The online survey of 1 846 likely voters was conducted between 12 and 16 October.

The precision of the poll is measured using a credibility interval, which is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points for likely voters.

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