Metro’s Man and Woman of the Year: Obama rallies - Metro US

Metro’s Man and Woman of the Year: Obama rallies

Supporters of Barack and Michelle Obama have been stung into action. Yesterday, there appeared to be a concerted effort to boost the votes both received in Metro’s Man and Woman of the Year event.

We reported yesterday how President Obama was lagging behind in third place behind WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Chilean Miners, who spent 69 days trapped underground.

And Mrs. Obama’s lead over Sarah Palin was wafer-thin.

After yesterday’s surge in support, Mrs. Obama now has a clear lead. President Obama remains in third place — but by a whisker, as he snaps at the heels of the Chilean Miners.

Julian Assange, whose leaked diplomatic documents dominate the headlines day after day during the voting, still remains in a clear first place — although the voting is becoming more compact in the Man of the Year event.

After five days of voting, the number of votes cast — by e-mail, online and by text — stands around 4,000.

There is another week of voting to go — you can register your preferences, in both categories, until 5 p.m. on Dec. 17.

The winners of the event, plus our local heroes, will dominate a special edition of Metro to be published on Monday, Dec. 27.

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