Obama has a narrow lead in the race for the White House

President Obama speaks during a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio. Credit: Reuters

President Obama holds a narrow lead of 1 percentage point over Mitt Romney in the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll.

It suggests that Obama has a lead over Romney, among likely voters, of 47 percent to 46 percent.

The survey of 1,237 likely voters found that 18 percent had already cast their ballots.

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Obama edges Romney in polls

Media reports and opinion polls suggest President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the race for the White House with less than two weeks before the November 6 U.S election.