WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama holds a lead of 2 percentage
points over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Reuters/Ipsos poll results
released on Saturday.
Obama led Romney by 47 percent to 45% among likely
voters, a slim margin within the daily national online tracking survey’s
The poll also found that 88% of registered voters
now say they will definitely vote for their candidate, leaving just 12% who say
they could change their minds, 10 days before Election Day on November
An average of about 15% said they could switch contenders in
Reuters/Ipsos polling last week.
Nearly one in five – 18% – said they had
already cast their ballots. Among those, Obama led 55% to 41% for
That result is not considered predictive because more Democrats
vote early than Republicans.
The survey was conducted October 23-27. It
sampled 1,665 registered voters and 1,291 likely voters.
The precision of
Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. For this
survey, the credibility interval is plus or minus 2.7% for registered voters and
3.1% for likely voters.