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Saturday, October 6, 2012

 6:44 PM 

PPP: Obama 49, Romney 47

The latest survey from the Dem firm Public Policy Polling has President Obama up narrowly on Mitt Romney.

The president was backed by 49 percent of respondents, compared to 47 percent who supported Romney. By comparison, Obama led 52-45 in the firm's last poll before Wednesday's presidential debate.

Those surveyed believed Romney won the debate by a 61-25 margin, including 60-19 with independents.

Forty-nine percent of respondents had a positive view of Romney, while 48 percent had a negative view. That's an improvement from his 44-51 spread in the previous survey.

The poll also found an increase in enthusiasm for Romney among Republicans, who now back him 92-7 compared to 89-10 in the last survey. There was also an uptick in enthusiasm among GOP voters.

But Obama still had a lead with independents of 9 percentage points.

 -- By JR Ross


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