American voters' dilemma

By Liu Weidong ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-11-10 08:07:36

Obama elected to White House for second term not as a popular candidate but because people distrust Romney more than him

US President Barack Obama has been re-elected for another fours years after beating Republican rival Mitt Romney in what many thought would be a close race for the White House but which turned out to be an easy win for the incumbent president in the end because of Electoral College votes.

Obama had a natural advantage as incumbent president and was ahead of Romney in the polls in the initial stages of the election campaign. But Romney began to catch up because of his excellent performance in the first presidential debate. Though Obama performed much better in the other two debates, he couldn't take a comfortable lead in the opinion polls.

American voters' dilemma

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