A new national poll suggests that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are tied.

The new Gallup poll showed that the president only holds a slight lead over his Republican opponent with 49 percent to 46 percent among registered voters.

The seven-day tracking poll surveyed over 1,000 registered voters by phone and contained a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.  It also broke the data comparatively between the number of Obama supporters before and after last Wednesday’s debate.

President Obama held a five-point lead over Romney 50 percent to 45 percent from September 30 –October 2. However, three days after the debate the two were tied at 47 percent from October 4-6. 

The Gallup poll also revealed that 72 percent of voters who watched the debate believed that Romney did a better job while only five percent held the same belief about the president.

Republicans who participated in the Gallup poll said that Romney tremendously outperformed the president with seven out of ten independents agreeing.

Democrats also admitted that the former Massachusetts governor fared better in the first debate with a 49 to 50 percent margin.

“The debate appears to have affected voters to some degree, given the narrowing of the race in the three days after the debate compared with the three days prior. Still, the impact was not so strong that it changed the race to the point where Romney emerged as the leader among registered voters," the Gallup report said.

A variety of national polls leading up to the debate have also reported the same tight trend between President Obama and Romney.

President Obama and Romney will face-off again in two more debates later this month. Vice President Joe Biden and Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan will debate this Thursday.

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4 thoughts on “Obama and Romney Are Neck and Neck in New Poll

  1. cindycruz on said:

    I am not really sure who can help the middle class. As Joe Biden said “the middle class has been crushed these past four years”. The middle class has lost more income these past four years than at any time in modern history. It is also sad that the entire wealth from the past 30 years for Hispanics and Blacks has been wiped out these past four years. romney or Obama who can really make a difference?!?!

  2. FTSMITH on said:

    No matter what the polls say, the bottom line is, who will help the middle class? HINT: Think about the 47% and who bashed them.

  3. cindycruz on said:

    Gallup showed romney pulling ahead by 5 points. This last debate was a complete disastor for our President. The debate on foriegn policy will not go any better as the Middle East and most of our Presidents initiatives have been going up in flames as of late. romney could be up by 6-8 after the next two debates.

  4. sel2214 on said:

    You must realize Pres Obama is a very intelligent strategist. Did you notice during the debate he was writing down every statistic Romney ratlled off. I guarantee you, the Pres will find out where Romney got his facts and if there are any discrepancies. Grandmother always told me: those who talk loud and long are usually wrong.

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