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Gallup's Final Poll Shows Romney With Slight Lead

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are within 1 percentage point of each other.

In Gallup Poll's last election survey, Gov. Mitt Romney is leading by a slim margin at 49 percent to President Barack Obama's 48 percent.

The final survey shows Romney with a 10 percent point lead among men (53 percent to 43 percent). Obama is leading by nearly the same margin among women (52 percent to 44 percent).

"The two are roughly tied among independents -- 46 percent favor Obama and 45 percent Romney. Each candidate has the strong support of his own party, with 96 percent of Republicans backing Romney and 93 percent of Democrats supporting Obama," according to the Gallop survey.

Gallup claims a statistical tie among likely voters which means a "very close battle in the national popular vote." Gallup concludes that a "turnout of partisans could be particularly important in deciding the election, with Romney poised to benefit slightly more if they do, with 96 percent of Republicans backing him, as compared with Obama's 93 percent support from Democrats."

The polls are over - now it's up to the voters and the electoral college to decide who will occupy the White House for the next four years.

Who do you think will win the election?

Chad Hake November 06, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Regardless of the outcome this election it will have historic implications. I am concerned that we have an extremely devisive electorate that may not bode well for the long run. Whoever wins needs to heal the wounds that have resulted from the candidates themselves.
Mr. Independent Voter November 06, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Here's Romney's record as governor of Mass. for anyone who wants to know what he did there. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/mitt-romney-massachusetts-budget-_n_2051922.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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