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US presidential race on last lap

Published:Monday | November 3, 2008 | 4:32 PM

The US presidential rivals are spending a hectic final day of campaigning across the country in a last push for votes in key states.

Republican John McCain who is trailing in polls, started early in Florida and will finish close to midnight in Nevada.

Democrat Barack Obama is targeting Florida, North Carolina and Virginia - all won by the Republicans in 2004.

Voters will give their verdict tomorrow when they elect the 44th US President.

A USA Today/Gallup poll has found likely voters favouring Obama by 11 points over McCain, 53-42 per cent.

Other national polls indicate that Obama\'s lead over his rival is holding steady at between five to 11 percentage points