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Who is Leading in the Presidential Polls?

Here are the latest Gallop poll results on the race between Obama and Romney.

If history is to repeat itself, then the voters that put President Barack Obama in the White House are likely to be the ones who will keep him there for another four years.

According to the latest Gallop poll, the "2012 electorate looks like 2008 ... the key elements of President Obama's electoral coalition, such as racial minorities, women, young adults, and postgraduates will likely turn out at rates similar to those in 2008."

The number of non-white voters has risen due to the growth of that segment of the population over the past decade. Gallop reports that "the percentage of non-white voters, now 20 percent, has risen significantly since 2004 (15 percent).

The report says the outcome of the election may "hinge more on how groups vote rather than to what extent they will vote." There has been a shift with most groups currently less likely to support Obama but the president's seven-point margin in the 2008 election gives him breathing room to still win the election.

The Gallop poll, dated Oct. 26, 2012, shows President Obama has lost more support with Gov. Mitt Romney leading 50 percent to Obama's 47 percent.

That statistic came after Gallop posed the question in a telephone survey of approximately 2,700 likely voters. Despite Romney's slight lead, Gallop maintains its data points to Obama.

Do you think it will come down to events outside of the campaigns that will determine the outcome? Share your thoughts in our comments section below.

Jude I November 01, 2012 at 04:58 AM
@jesse .. Really? .. you couldn't be farther from the truth, or father form reality, Obama addressed Real issues, but the stupid republicans, needs something anything to take your attention away, to distract you, and you let them,
Jude I November 01, 2012 at 05:00 AM
well said, there common sense is lacking, due to propaganda and petty distractions
Jude I November 01, 2012 at 05:02 AM
LOL!! cant help but laugh at this lack of insight.
steve brathwaite November 05, 2012 at 07:01 AM
You have to admire the GOP for their ability of creating mass propaganda. The theory is, if you bombard the population via the media with well orchestrated lies, the unaware, the uninformed, & the possibly uneducated most likely will believe it without question . There's no one in the opposition who can beat Obama in a clean match. The Gop knew this all too well when Obama first became a senator. So is the rightwing media, so did carl rove, jerome corsi, rush limbaugh, michele bachman,etc. They all knew the only way to counteract his charisma was to lie, & lie forceful & boldly like it was the gospel of St Luke. With this kind of heinous speech & negative propaganda, some of it will stick, some will be swayed by it. It is unfair influence on weak minds. This is an extreme display of human wickedness, projected toward a decent human-being. This is politics at it's worse, & one reason for this is partiality such as racial-hatred. Stevie B
Garner November 07, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I think Obama. should. win because. He. is for the poor. Ppl in this country. MRomey is not there will be a lot of homeless. Ppl alot of hungry ppl This. Is A Bad mistake to vote for M Riley Are do any one care. About. The poor are elderly. Are the. Disabled

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