President Barack Obama's lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney has narrowed to just 2 percentage points since Romney's strong performance in their first debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today.
One in five voters said that Obama's performance in the contest in Denver on Wednesday made them feel more negative about him, while almost a third said they felt more positive about Romney.
The poll conducted from Monday to Friday showed 46 percent of likely voters backed Obama, versus 44 percent for Romney. Obama had led by 48 to 43 percent in Thursday's daily tracking poll, the first to include a day of interviews after the debate.
Momentum. It's what Obama had and what Romney took away from him at the first Presidential debate in Colorado.
Unless the Democrats can halt Mitt Romney's remarkable surge then President Obama will be facing the political abyss.
Has President Obama halted the Mitt Romney charge? Has the Republican surge in the polls begun to dissipate?