The battle between Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the US presidential race promises to be a tight one.
The results of seven major polls are out with six of them giving Obama a lead, albeit marginally, while Romney leads in just one poll with 47% votes while Obama has just 44%.
The NBC opinion poll where 1,000 viewers voted gives Obama the lead with 49% while Romney trails with 43%. The popular US Gallup poll gives the two presidential candidates equal odds.
Both candidates have been going all out on foreign policy. While Obama has been talking from home, Romney has taken the time in the run-up to the polls to go on a foreign tour.
Romney first visited Britain where he met UK Prime Minister David Cameron. He then visited Poland may be in an effort to highlight Obama’s abandonment of US’s Polish allies. He is currently in Israel where he talked tough on Iran acquiring nuclear capabilities.
Observers say the two candidates are struggling to show gaps in their foreign policy. So far Romney has attacked Obama on the Arab uprising, on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, national security etc.
The two leaders have used the Olympics, when TV viewership usually spirals, to release a slew of ads attacking each other.
By the looks of it this US Presidential race promises to be a close one.