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Poll: Obama's lead over Romney narrows to 5 points

ByREUTERS
September 17, 2012 22:59

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama's lead over Republican Mitt Romney narrowed to 5 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday, from a high of seven points in the week after the Democratic National Convention.

With just 50 days before the Nov. 6 election, Obama led the former Massachusetts governor by 48 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in the online poll conducted Sept. 12-17. In a similar poll last Thursday, he led by 48 percent to 41 percent.



"My takeaway is that it's pretty decent news for Obama that his bump is sustaining so long and he may be turning the post-convention bump into a lead," said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.

In a shift in recent days, Americans also gave a small edge to Obama on the crucial topics of jobs and the economy, as they feel less nervous about economic conditions

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