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Polls have Mitt Romney tied or better

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (Getty Images) Credit: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (Getty Images)

Republican Mitt Romney has closed in on President Barack Obama's lead in the race for the White House, and the two candidates are now tied among likely voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos and Rasmussen tracking polls released Tuesday.

With the Nov. 6 election four weeks away, a separate Gallup tracking poll has Romney leading by 2 percentage points.

The polls reflect a closely divided electorate and a sluggish economy, Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said.

"It's a much tighter race and Romney became much more presidential in people's eyes," Young said. "Things are probably back to where they should be."

Romney garnered support from 49% of the 2721 likely voters surveyed, compared to 47% who favor the incumbent Obama in the Gallup poll. The president still leads 49% to 46% among registered voters.

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