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October 8th, 2012
07:49 PM ET

Romney leads in new poll, while Pres. Obama slides after first debate

Mitt Romney is riding high on a new national poll released Monday that shows a post-debate bump.  A new Pew poll of likely voters reveals Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama 49% to 45%.

OutFront tonight: Hogan Gidley, national communications director for Rick Santorum, Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher, and Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.

Two very different polls in battle for White House

Two national polls released Monday suggest Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a bounce out of last week's first presidential debate, though they differ on how much of a bump the GOP nominee received after his performance in Denver.

According to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday afternoon, 49% of likely voters say they back Romney, with 45% supporting President Barack Obama. The survey was conducted October 4-7, the four days after last Wednesday's first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Romney's four-point advantage is within the survey's sampling error.

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  1. Anne

    Why do we need to arm the Syrian rebels when the Saudis et al (those with the $$$) are already supplying arms? We need to reduce our deficit!

    October 9, 2012 at 2:39 am | Reply

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