Romney takes four-point lead over Obama after debate victory
Mitt Romney has effectively erased Barack Obama’s lead in the polls after last week’s one-sided presidential debate, according to Pew Research.
Romney now leads Obama by 4% among likely voters, according to the newly release poll. That’s a 12-point turnaround from last month.
Among registered voters, Romney and Obama are now tied at 46%. Just a month earlier, Obama held a 9% lead over his Republican rival.
“Fully 66% of registered voters say Romney did the better job in last Wednesday’s debate, compared with just 20% who say Obama did better,” Pew said in a release Monday. “…More generally, the poll finds Romney’s supporters far more engaged in the campaign than they were in September. Fully 82% say they have given a lot of thought to the election, up from 73% in September.”
The poll was conducted between October 4 and 7 and included 1,511 U.S. adults — 1,201 of whom were registered voters and 1,112 who were likely voters.
Romney also achieved gains over the past month among women, white non-Hispanics and those younger than 50, Pew said. It noted that likely women voters are now evenly divided at 47% each for Obama and Romney, when last month, Obama led Romney by 18 points among women likely to vote.
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