GALLUP: Mitt Romney Is Gaining Heading Into The Debate

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President Barack Obama holds a 49 per cent to 45 per cent lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Gallup’s daily tracking poll, the last before Wednesday’s highly anticipated debate. The race shifted 2 points from Wednesday, when Obama jumped back out to a big 6-point lead Romney. Romney gained a point and Obama lost a point in the 7-day rolling average.

Obama’s approval rating ticked back up to the magic 50 per cent, up from 48 per cent the day before. That means he’s currently at the all-important “safe” level for re-election. Generally, though, Obama’s approval rating has swung pretty dramatically in recent weeks.

In the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, meanwhile, Obama has a 50 per cent to 47 per cent lead over Romney. 

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