Poll: US presidential race still tied with six days to go

November 1, 2012 19:48

WASHINGTON - The US presidential race remained effectively tied on Thursday, with President Barack Obama backed by 47 percent of likely voters and challenger Mitt Romney supported by 46 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll.

The race has been stable in the last days before Election Day on Tuesday.

Obama has remained at 47 percent and the Republican Romney at 46 percent support in the online poll for three days running. It is a statistically insignificant difference between them despite a barrage of late campaign ads and the effects of devastating Hurricane Sandy.

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