WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama
gained ground on Republican rival Mitt Romney in the
Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll on Tuesday for the third
straight day, leading 46 percent to 43 percent.
Released hours before the presidential contenders face off
for their second debate, the poll showed the number of undecided
voters had increased, indicating a drop of support for Romney
among the coveted voting bloc.
The poll showed that Obama has recovered some ground from
his slide after a poor showing in his first presidential debate.
After dropping below Romney in the wake of the Oct. 3 debate,
Obama regained the lead on Sunday and has increased that by one
percentage point each day this week.
The online survey of 1,846 likely voters was conducted
between Oct. 12 and Oct. 16. The precision of the poll is
measured using a credibility interval, which is plus or minus
2.6 percentage points for likely voters.
(Reporting by Deborah Charles; Editing by Sandra Maler)