WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds a slight edge over U.S. President Obama in a hypothetical election tilt, Rasmussen Reports said Tuesday.
Romney received 43 percent of support to Obama's 40 percent in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely U.S. voters, results indicated. Nine percent prefer some other candidate, and 8 percent said they were undecided.
Given the 3 percentage point margin of error, the race between the two men is essentially tied, Rasmussen said.
Less than three weeks ago, Romney trailed Obama, 43 percent to 39 percent, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the only Republican contender leading the president, with a 44 percent to 41 percent advantage.
Results are based on a nationwide telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Saturday and Sunday.