Washington: Various poll surveys ahead of the November 6 US Presidential elections have come out with mixed results, indicating towards a possibly close contest between incumbent Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney.

While a survey by the Gallup daily tracking poll has given Romney a five point lead over Obama, RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major national polls, finds the race more closer, with Romney leading by less than a point (0.9 per cent) against Obama.

According to the rolling seven-day average through October 22 by Gallup, Romney is supported by 51 per cent of the voters while Obama has got the support of 46 per cent of respondents.

It is the seven consecutive day that Romney has held lead of five and more points advantage over Obama. The Republican leads by four points as per Rasmussen Reports, while in ABC News Washington Post, his lead is just one point.

However, according to Investor's Business Daily/TIPP Presidential Daily tracking poll, Obama lead by two points over rival Romney.

All these points do not take into account the Monday's presidential debate. Earlier, The Washington Post had yesterday said that there are "fledging signs of a fresh advantage" for Romney.

"Asked whom they trust on the economy, 50 per cent of likely voters say Romney while 45 per cent side with the President. That's the first time this fall that either candidate has had even an apparent edge on the clear number one issue on voters' minds. Political independents break for Romney by a 12-percentage-point margin on the subject, a high for the campaign," the daily said.

"The President counters with a steady, seven-point advantage among all likely voters when it comes to empathizing with the economic problems people are having, unmoved from yesterday," it reported.

(Agencies)


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