US Republican Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Barack Obama since their first presidential debate, overcoming a narrow advantage Obama had held, according to Gallup’s daily tracking survey.
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In the three days after the Obama-Romney debate on October 3, Gallup found 47 percent of registered voters supporting the president and 47 percent backing his Republican rival. In the three days before the Denver debate, Obama held a 50-45- percentage-point advantage over Romney, the pollster reported.
An October 4-5 Gallup poll found “roughly 2 in 3 Americans reporting that they watched the October 3 debate, similar to what Gallup measured for each of the three 2008 presidential debates,” the polling organization’s Jeffrey Jones said today.