(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney continued their sprint through battleground states on Monday during the final hours of the US presidential campaign, seeking an edge in a contest which most polls show is essentially tied going into Election Day on Tuesday.
CNN's Poll of Polls, an average of eight non-partisan, live operator national polls of likely voters, indicated Obama was barely leading Romney 49 percent to 48 percent.
A Politico/George Washington University survey found the race tied at 48 percent; an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll put Obama at 48 percent and Romney at 47 percent; and an ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll placed Obama at 49 percent and Romney at 48 percent.
In the battleground states, which are believed to be the key to victory, Obama held a small edge in more states than Romney, but all the polls were within their margin of error.
Romney will campaign in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Tuesday while Americans are voting, in order "to keep working up until the polls close," a senior Romney adviser said.
Obama began his final day of campaigning on Monday in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was introduced by rocker Bruce Springsteen and outlined his case for re-election. The President then flew, with Springsteen aboard Air Force One, to Columbus, Ohio, where he was joined by Springsteen and rapper Jay-Z.
Obama was to round out his day with a final stop in Des Moines, Iowa, before heading to his hometown of Chicago, where he will spend Election Day.
After a speech near Orlando, Florida, on Monday morning, Romney had three stops in Virginia on schedule -- in Lynchburg, Richmond and Fairfax; then he was to go to Columbus, Ohio; and finish in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Kid Rock was set to perform, before going to his home in Boston for the night.