With the US presidential election just five days away, a survey from the American polling company Gallup shows that President Barack Obama is likely to win his second presidential term.
“A majority of Americans continue to believe that Democratic President Barack Obama will win re-election Tuesday over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, by 54% to 34%,” the survey said adding that eleven percent of the polled had no opinion on the issue.
The poll was conducted on October 27 and 28 before devastating hurricane Sandy swept the eastern part of the United States earlier in the week leaving at least 50 killed and causing damages worth some $20 billion.
Obama canceled his campaign events scheduled for Monday and Tuesday focusing instead on relief measures before the hurricane, whose path ran though several tightly contested election swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. According to political experts, the move is likely to win additional votes for Obama on November 6 elections.
The Gallup tracking survey on October 27-28 was based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,063 adults aged 18 and older in all 50 American states.