US goes to polls 2012: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney camps claim victory
Hours ahead of the millions of Americans were to cast their vote in the today's elections, both the Romney and Obama campaigns, in their speeches and conference calls with reporters, claimed that enthusiasm was on their side.
The opinion polls, however, suggested a close contest.
The latest Washington Post-ABC tracking poll released yesterday gave Obama (50 per cent) a three point lead over Romney (47 per cent), which is still within the margin of statistical error.
"The poll also finds that Obama remains the favorite, with 55 per cent of voters saying that he will win in Tuesday's election. By contrast, 35 per cent believe Romney will win while 10 per cent register no opinion," the daily said.
The polls are too close to call, the CNN said, so did other major news networks.
The much sought after RealClearPolitics gave Obama an edge of 0.7 percentage point lead over Romney.
While it has been a tie in the CNN poll, two other polls Rasmussen Reports and Gallup have one point edge
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