Today's polls bring President Barack Obama some welcome news. The president continues to lead in all-important Ohio, and he has begun closing the gap nationally on Gov. Mitt Romney. With only two weeks left to go, will Romney maintain the momentum he built up during the debates, or did Obama's last performance turn the tide back in his favor?
Two new polls of Ohio have good news for Obama. The latest Rasmussen poll shows Obama and Romney tied at 48 percent each. The poll surveyed 750 likely voters with a 4 percent margin of error. A Survey USA poll has the president in the lead, 47-44 percent. The poll of 609 likely voters had a margin of error of 4.1 percent. According to Real Clear Politics , Obama has an average lead of 1.7 percent in polls taken in the past seven days. The president has led in four of the last seven polls of Ohio, and tied Romney in the other three.
Romney still has the lead in the latest poll of New Hampshire. A Rasmussen survey of 500 likely voters gave the governor a two-point lead over Obama, 50-48 percent. The poll's margin of error was 4.5 percent. Romney has polled well in New Hampshire since the first debate, winning four out of eight polls in October, and tying the president in two more.
Barack Obama still leads in Nevada according to the latest poll by Rasmussen . The president had a two-point lead over Romney, 50-48 percent. The survey of 500 likely voters had a 4.5 percent margin of error. As in Ohio, Obama has polled a small but consistent lead in nearly every poll of Nevada in October, with an average lead of 2.6 percent in the last two weeks.
Obama saw another positive shift in the Gallup Seven Day Tracking Poll numbers released today. Romney's lead is down to 3 points in the poll, 50-47 percent. Romney built up an advantage as high as seven points late last week. In the Rasmussen Three Day Tracking Poll , Romney held steady with a four-point lead, 50-46 percent. The two results both give something positive to both campaigns; Obama is getting closer nationally, but Romney has a decent and nearly identical lead in two major polls. The IBD/TIPP Tracking Poll , taken since the beginning of October, gave Obama the lead, 47-44 percent.
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