Obama lead slips in pre-debate poll

Sat, Sep 29, 2012, 01:00

President Barack Obama’s lead over Republican Mitt Romney dipped slightly to five percentage points ahead of next week’s first debate in the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released yesterday.

Obama leads Romney among likely voters by 47 per cent to 42 per cent in the daily online tracking poll, down from Thursday’s seven-point advantage of 49 per cent to 42 per cent.

“I don’t think this is a big worry for Obama, but it does support what we’ve been saying all along – this is going to be a close race,” Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said. – (Reuters)