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Reuters/Ipsos poll: Obama holds marginal edge two weeks ahead of election

  • U.S. President Barack Obama edged slightly ahead of Republican rival Mitt Romney in a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll on Tuesday.

    However, the race remains essentially tied with two weeks to go until the November 6 election.

    Obama led Romney among likely voters by a margin of 1 percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent.

    The four-day online tracking poll includes some responses taken after the two candidates' third and final debate.

    Obama maintains a larger margin in the swing states that will determine the outcome of the election.

    Ipsos projects that Obama holds an edge in Florida, Virginia and Ohio, and is likely to win by a margin of 332 electoral votes to 206 electoral votes.

    The accuracy of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls are measured using a credibility interval. The survey of 1,030 likely voters has a credibility interval of 3.5 percentage points.