A slight uptick for Kerry

As the campaign enters its final evening, national polls show that Sen. Kerry is chipping away at President Bush's lead. In recent weeks, Bush has maintained an average lead of 2.5 to 3 percentage points in the national polls, according to the closely watched Web site RealClearPolitics. As of today, that lead has been cut to 1.3 percentage points in a three-way race with Nader and 1.5 points in a head-to-head race.

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