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Mitt Romney leading President Obama by four points, poll shows

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Mitt Romney is no longer trailing President Barack Obama in the polls—all following the first presidential debate between the two politicians.

According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Romney is leading Obama by four points.

“By about three-to-one, voters say Romney did a better job than Obama in the Oct. 3 debate, and the Republican is now better regarded on most personal dimensions and on most issues than he was in September. Romney is seen as the candidate who has new ideas and is viewed as better able than Obama to improve the jobs situation and reduce the budget deficit,” the poll said.

The results, released Monday, show that Romney is leading Obama among likely voters across the U.S. by 49 to 45 percent. In September, President Obama was leading Romney by eight points in the same Pew poll.

Of the registered voters polled, 66 percent said Romney did the better job in last Wednesday’s debate, compared with just 20 percent who say Obama did better,the poll said.

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