US President Barak Obama won second term when he comfortably won against his Republican rival Mitt Romney. Though opinion polls predicted neck and neck fight between the two, Obama surged ahead in undecided states where swings are expected to go either way. Democrat Obama’s victory in an economically distressed America was impressive.
He won 332 of the 538 Electoral Votes, comfortably more than the 270 he needed to retain the presidency. But the imposing Electoral College lead masked a relatively narrow margin of popular votes in battleground states that saw a tense finish: Overall, nationwide, Obama had polled around 59 million votes (just over 50 per cent) to Romney’s 56 million (48.4 per cent