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• 49 percent of white single voters favor Mr. Obama, 41 percent Mr. Romney.

• 46 percent of U.S. voters overall favor Mr. Obama, 46 percent Mr. Romney.

Source: A Gallup daily tracking poll of 11,000 registered U.S. voters conducted April 11-May 6.

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