Obama Holds Small Lead

Despite a lackluster debate performance, President Obama maintains a slight lead over Mitt Romney. A Reuter/Ipsos poll found Obama leading with 47 percent support among likely voters compared with Romney’s 45 percent. It’s a virtual tie, but it does indicate that Obama is recovering from his debate performance. The vice president of Ipsos said: “Romney received a bump from the first debate, but the very nature of a bump is it recedes again. We’re now seeing Obama regaining a little bit of a foothold as we go into the second debate. They go into the debate on equal footing.” Separate polls found that Obama still holds a narrow lead in the Electoral College.