Obama-Romney neck and neck

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

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Michelle Obama posts her US presidential vote

US presidential election: Michelle Obama tweeted that she "couldn’t wait for Election Day"
Michelle Obama tweeted that she "couldn’t wait for Election Day" Credit: Twitter / Michelle Obama

The First Lady Michelle Obama has been pictured with her postal vote for the US presidential election.

Both her and the President are making history by voting in advance of election day "to promote the ease, convenience, and importance of voting", the Obama campaign team say.

She tweeted: "Hey, @BarackObama, I just dropped my absentee ballot in the mail – I couldn’t wait for Election Day! Love you!"

New poll reveals how tight US election race is

by - Washington Correspondent

Just how tight is this election race?

A new poll by American Research Group for two battleground states has been released and gives a glimpse into how competitive the election remains with three weeks to go.

  • Iowa: Obama 48%, Romney 48%
  • Virginia: Romney 48%, Obama 47%

No wonder the President is focusing on his debate preparations.

Performing well tomorrow night is the key to stopping Mitt Romney's surge.

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US presidential candidate hails Baroness Thatcher

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney hailed Margaret Thatcher as a "tower of strength in the cause of liberty" as the former prime minister celebrated her 87th birthday.

Baroness Thatcher marked yesterday's occasion by having lunch at Green's Restaurant and Oyster Bar in London's exclusive St James's district with her son Mark and his wife.

Baroness Thatcher celebrated her 87th birthday on Saturday.
Baroness Thatcher celebrated her 87th birthday on Saturday. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Writing on Twitter, Mr Romney - the Republican challenger engaged in a close fight with Democrat Barack Obama for the White House in next month's election - said: "The US is blessed with courageous friends.

"Happy birthday to the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher - a tower of strength in the cause of liberty."

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