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New poll gives Obama 1% lead over Romney

New national poll shows US president, Republican challenger virtually tied; political analysts say race too close to call

Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 11.04.12, 21:23 / Israel News

WASHINGTON – With only two days left until the presidential elections in the United States, the most recent polls have President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt virtually deadlocked, with Obama leading by a mere 1%.

 

The 2012 presidential race is already being called one of the tightest races for the presidency in US history. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of Americans likely to vote on Tuesday found that Obama is leading over Romney by just 1% – 48% to 47%. 

 

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It all comes down to the crucial swing states, and while Obama has been able to carve out a slim lead in some of them, some surveys have both candidates tied at 48%.  

 

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Last week, the two were tied at 47% percent each

 

Various polls conducted both on a state level and a national level predict that the next president will win by a razor-thin margin, and many political analysts say that the race is simply too close to call.

 

"I know I look a little bit older, but I've got a lot of fight left in me. I am not ready to give up on the fight," Obama told an election rally in the key state of New Hampshire.

 

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"If you're willing to work with me, if you're willing to turn out for me, we'll win this election."

 

Romney traveled to the battleground state of Iowa on Sunday, and plans to continue to Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

 

“This is much more than our moment. It’s America’s moment of renewal and purpose and optimism,” Romney said, speaking to crowds attending an election rally in Des Moines.

 

“We’ve journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for America’s future, and now we’re almost home. The door to a brighter future is there, open, waiting for us. I need your vote… Walk with me. We’ll walk together. Let’s begin anew."

 

 

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