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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.

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Michelle Obama posts her US presidential vote

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!"

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