It's never easy to get a bead on what dozens of polls are telling Americans about the candidates in their 2012 election. But it appears President Barack Obama has gained at the very least an uptick from his performance in the third and final debate.
After spending time either trailing GOP nominee Mitt Romney in most polls, or being ahead by the smallest of margins in some, in the IBD/TIPP daily tracking poll, Obama now leads nationally by 2.1 percentage points, 46.6 percent to 44.5. The poll tracked voters from Oct. 21 through to Friday the 26.
Further, contrary to what at least one other poll has claimed, Romney is not catching up to Obama when it comes to the support of American women. The IBD/TIPP poll during that same time period finds he has a 14 point lead with women; he trails with men by 11 points.
Meanwhile, in some key swing states TPM poll tracker has Obama leading in Ohio (2.7), Florida (0.9), Nevada (3.1), Pennsylvania (3.0) and Iowa (2.3), while he trails in North Carolina (3.0).