Now that the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election, let the final stretch of the race begin.
A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign. But right now, who are you expecting to be our next President of the United States?
The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy.
Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various factors: incumbent advantage, fundraising clout, even religion.
Patch wants to know: Regardless of who you support for President, who do you think will actually claim victory in November?
Vote in our poll below, and let us know your reasoning in the comments.