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US Election Updates - September 10, 2012

Obama maintains post-convention lead over Romney

President Barack Obama remains ahead of Republican rival Mitt Romney according to a Reuters/Ipsos released on Sunday, maintaining a boost in popularity following the Democratic National Convention.

Of the 1,419 likely voters polled online over the previous four days, 47 percent said they would vote for Obama in the November 6 presidential elections, compared to 43 percent for Romney.

Obama’s margin over Romney in the daily rolling poll remains unchanged from Saturday's numbers.

The Romney campaign had expected a more subdued post-convention "bounce" for Obama in the wake of poor unemployment numbers released on Friday.

Romney recorded a lower and shorter-lived boost following the end of the Republican National Convention on August 30 in Tampa, Florida. The Democratic convention concluded on Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In terms of popularity among registered independent voters, Romney was in the lead with 35 percent saying they would vote for him while Obama sat at 31 percent.

However, when asked which of the two candidates "will protect American jobs," 32 percent of independent registered voters chose Obama compared to 27 percent who picked Romney.

Sunday's poll results conclude a series of daily rolling polls aimed at measuring voter sentiment during the two weeks of party conventions.

A sample of registered voters was interviewed online from September 5 to 9. The poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.