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Romney holds narrow lead with less than two weeks to go: poll

WASHINGTON -- Republican challenger Mitt Romney held a 1-point lead over President Barack Obama in Thursday's Reuters/Ipsos poll in a race that is effectively a dead heat less than two weeks before Americans vote.

In a repeat of Wednesday's results, Romney led Obama among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant margin, in the four-day online poll.

The race has tightened since early October, around the time of the first of three televised debates between the two candidates. Thirteen percent of registered voters and 30 percent of independents said their vote remains up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election.

The accuracy of Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. The credibility interval on the survey of 1,168 likely voters is 3.3 percentage points.

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