Another poll showing the race neck-and-neck, this time in Colorado. The latest from SurveyUSA and the Denver Post show Mitt Romney with a 1-point lead 46 to 45 in a 3-way race. Head-to-head with no 3rd party Romney remains in the lead 48 to 47. Clearly Mitt Romney transformed the race with the incredible first debate performance. The major question is whether he can continue that momentum through election day. The major downer for President Obama despite staying within the margin of error in most polls? His support is locked in around the high-40s in most every poll and it rarely moves. An incumbent isn’t going to get over 50% absent a dramatic change in the election over these last few weeks:
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pulled one percentage point ahead of President Barack Obama among Colorado voters in a new Denver Post poll released Friday, though the two are still effectively tied. Romney now leads Obama 48 to 47, with a four-point margin of error in the poll that surveyed 614 likely voters by cell phone and home numbers Tuesday and Wednesday. The poll was conducted by SurveyUSA for The Post. Romney’s one-point advantage represents a small shift from The Post poll conducted five weeks ago when Obama had a one-point, 47-46, advantage. Asked about a matchup that included Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson — who is on the ballot in Colorado — respondents still picked Romney over Obama by a single percentage point, or 46 to 45. Johnson took 2 percent of the vote in The Post poll, and 5 percent of voters say they are still undecided.