Election 2012

Romney and Obama Tied in the Polls

Convention fever fails to provide bumps to either side


President Barack Obama and the man who wants his job, Republican Mitt Romney, are locked in a neck-and-neck battle for the White House, with the challenger one point ahead in a new poll out Monday.

As the two head into their parties' conventions, beginning this week with the Republicans, the state of the US economy remains the dominant election theme, more than the issues including abortion that have roiled the political debate in recent weeks.