Gallup/USA Today Shows Romney With Five-Point Lead In Swing States
It’s 51%-46% in the 12 states considered swing states.
Among registered voters, Obama maintains a slight lead — edging Romney 49 percent to 47 percent.
It’s a pattern that’s repeated itself in post-debate polling — with Romney making big gains among likely voters while Obama maintains his edge with those least likely to vote.
Romney has also made huge gains with female voters in the Gallup/USA Today survey. Romney and Obama are now tied at 48 percent a piece among likely female voters. Among likely male voters, Romney leads by 12 points — 54 percent to 42 percent.
In other national surveys, Obama has a big advantage among women voters. Gallup’s national survey still shows him leading 52 percent to 44 percent.
The swing state poll surveyed voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The margin of error for Gallup/USA Today’s poll is plus or minus four to six percent.