Whether the bleeding is over from a sub-par performance in the first debate, as Barack Obama faced off against Mitt Romney for the second, a new poll shows him in the lead nationally. His lead is three points.
For the third consecutive day the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll shows Obama gaining points on Romney and on Tuesday the poll had him in the lead by 46 percent to 43 percent.
“I think what we’re seeing is after the first debate Romney definitely saw a surge," Julia Clark from Reuters/Ipsos said. "A lot of his surge wasn’t coming from Obama voters, it was coming from undecided voters, which is exactly where both candidates are seeking support. Now, we’ve actually seen the Romney bump decrease again a little bit."
Clark said the poll showed an increase of undecided voters and suggested that some of those voters who had moved to Romney had now moved back into the undecided column. Tonight's debate will have a large impact on those voters, she said.