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With less than a month until Americans head to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th U.S. president, incumbent President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are running neck-and-neck. Romney has captured the hearts and minds of undecided voters following the first presidential debate in early October. He not only narrowed Obama’s lead, he overtook it according to some surveys.

A Reuters poll on Tuesday revealed Romney and Obama are virtually tied at 45 percent. A recent Gallup poll has the GOP hopeful leading by 2 percent, and a new Pew Research Center poll has Romney ahead by 4 percent. In addition, the broader Huffington Post tracking model, which combines all public polls, gives Romney a very slim, but nevertheless an edge, in the national popular vote (46.9 to 46.8).

Several political analysts maintain Obama has an advantage in the few contested states that are apt to decide the outcome on Nov. 6, but Romney’s prowess has become apparent in several states that were deemed out of his reach, those states include Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Romney’s business acumen has helped him gain the support of voters who view him as the most likely candidate to stoke the struggling U.S. economy, lower the unhealthy unemployment rate and get the mushrooming fiscal deficit down and under control.

Obama’s lackluster debate performance left many voters questioning his commitment to four more years in the White House.
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