New poll shows Obama-Romney race tied
WASHINGTON, United States - Just 48 hours before Election Day, the presidential race for the White House is tied, with both President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, receiving 48% support among likely votes, a new poll has found.
The latest ABC News/Washington Post survey also showed Sunday that even independents, whose decision can push one of the candidates over the top, are now evenly divided: 46% favor Obama and 46% Romney.
Even the candidates' likability ratings, where the president used to lead by a wide margin, have practically evened out. About 54% of likely voters now express a favorable opinion of Obama while 53% do the same about Romney.
But the candidate, according to the poll, fare differently among various social and ethnic groups.
Obama, for example, leads among women by a margin of 6% while Romney leads among men by 7%.
Whites favor Romney by a margin of 20%, but Obama leads by a 59% margin among nonwhites.
Like in the 2008 election, young adults favor Obama by a 25% margin while seniors prefer Romney by 12%.
And Romney practically owns evangelical white Protestants: he leads by a 70% among this group.
The survey had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. - Agence France-Presse
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