ABC News tracking poll – Oct. 26: Romney gains on economy stabilize

ABC News tracking poll – Oct. 26: Romney gains on economy stabilize
President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Burke Lakefront Airport Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Friday's ABC News/Washington Post Poll found Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat President Barack Obama are neck and neck in the race for the White House.

It appeared Romney's momentum on the economy that was evident in other ABC News tracking polls stabilized in today's poll.

The two candidates are separated by one point among likely voters – 49 percent said they'll vote for Romney while 48 percent said they’ll vote for Obama.

Pollsters note that because of the tight race, personal outreach to voters has become increasingly important. The poll found that 22 percent of likely voters have been contacted by the Obama campaign while 23 percent have been contacted by the Romney campaign.