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Obama and Romney neck and neck in “Swing States”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are neck and neck in Ohio, Virginia and ten other states undecided (“Swing States”), shows a survey conducted by Gallup and released Monday by USA Today.

Barack Obama is credited with 47% of voting intentions and Mitt Romney by 45% in those twelve states crucial to the presidential election on November 6, a deviation less than the margin of error for the survey, which is four points percentage.

In March, the Democratic president was credited with 51% against 42% of intentions to the former Massachusetts governor.

Beyond the numbers, however, supporters of Barack Obama displayed a firmer adhesion and are more enthusiastic. Supporters of Mitt Romney and are least likely to say certain to vote for their candidate.

More than half of Obama’s supporters, 55%, are extremely or very enthusiastic about voting in this year’s presidential election, against 49% in March. Romney side, the figure is 46%, against 47% in March.

The survey was conducted among a sample of 951 registered voters between April 26 and May 2 in twelve “states switch”: Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico , North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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