President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are knotted up in Gallup's second daily tracking poll to use a likely voter sample.
But even amid a tight presidential race, Obama has maintained his strong approval rating seen recently in Gallup's polling. Wednesday's release shows 53 percent of American adults approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared with 42 percent who disapprove. Obama's approval rating has been at least 50 percent in seven of the last eight Gallup tracking polls.
The PollTracker Average shows Obama with a sharply divided approval rating.