New Rasmussen poll shows Romney closing gap with Pres. Obama

MILWAUKEE -- A new Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney closing the gap with President Barack Obama.

The Friday poll results -- which are based on a three-day average -- show President Obama attracting 49% support from voters nationwide. Romney earns support from 47% of poll respondents.

According to Rasmussen Reports, the results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about one-third of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. The single night of polling conducted after the debate did show some improvement for Romney, but it remains to be seen whether that will continue or if it was merely statistical noise. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews.

The Friday Rasmussen numbers also show Romney is gaining some momentum in three key battleground states. A new state poll in Virginia,  conducted entirely after the debate, shows Romney up by a single point, 49% to 48%. In Florida, Romney now holds a 49% to 47% lead over the president -- according to the latest poll results. And in Ohio, President Obama has 50% support to Romney's 49%. It remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.

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