Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney appears to have received a significant bounce following last week’s Presidential debate in Denver, Colorado.
In a Pew Research Center poll conducted between October 4th and 7th among likely voters, Romney leads Obama by 49 to 45 percent, a major turn around from Obama’s 51 to 43 percent lead charted less than a month prior.
Among registered voters, the two candidates tie 46 to 46 percent, a similar shift from Obama’s 51 to 42 percent lead in September.
A Gallup poll also shows a major upswing for Romney. In a poll conducted among registered voters in the three days immediately before the debate, Obama lead 50 to 45 percent. The latest poll conducted between October 4th through 6th puts both candidates at 47 percent.
Obama’s debate performance was widely panned, with many in the media claiming that the President looked disinterested and frustrated.
The two Presidential candidates will square off again on October 16th in a foreign policy oriented debate.