Republican nominee Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama by 2 points, according to a new national survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).
The poll, conducted on behalf of Daily Kos and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in the days following last Wednesday's debate, shows Romney edging Obama among likely voters nationwide, 49 percent to 47 percent. Obama held a 4-point lead in last week's PPP survey. Romney also took a big chunk out of the president's 15-point lead among women from a week ago. PPP now shows Obama leading by only 6 points among female voters.
But Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos, noted in a corresponding blog post that the majority of the poll's interviews were conducted on Thursday and Friday, arguably the apex of the post-debate buzz. Moulitsas said Romney defeated Obama on those days by 2.5 points, but the former Massachusetts governor's edge subsided over the weekend — and after Friday's encouraging jobs report.
The PollTracker Average reflects Romney's post-debate gains and currently shows him with a lead over Obama, 48.8 percent to 46.4 percent.