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.

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Neck-and-neck in Presidential poll data

Here's a selection of polling data analysing the respective leaders:

  • Reuters reports that President Obama holds a narrow one per cent lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the race for the White House. Source: Reuters/Ipsos.
  • Obama (50%) edges Romney (46%) in the key state of Ohio according to CNN/ORC International.
  • The Washington Post suggests that Romney has a slight advantage nationally, but Obama is reportedly leading in many of the swing states.
  • Yahoo News' polling data suggests Obama holds a slender advantage.
  • An average of national opinion polls released on Friday show Romney opening a modest lead of 0.9% over Obama.

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