Romney pulls ahead of Obama in latest Reuters poll

Barack Obama, left, has slipped behind Mitt Romney, right, in the latest Reuters/Ipsos presidential poll. Credit: Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of President Barack Obama in the latest Reuters / Ipsos tracking poll.

The survey has Romney at 45 per cent to Obama's 44 per cent.

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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.