President Barack Obama has ticked up in two midwestern battlegrounds, according to a two-pronged survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on Thursday.
One poll shows Obama holding a narrow lead over Mitt Romney among likely voters in Iowa 49 percent to 47 percent. That's a marginal improvement for Obama since PPP's survey of Iowa a week ago, which showed him leading by only a point.
Obama's lead over the Republican nominee is even larger in Wisconsin. Likely voters in the Badger State prefer the president over Romney 51 percent to 45 percent. The president's 6-point lead is a wider gap than his 2-point edge in PPP's poll there conducted immediately following the Oct. 3 debate in Denver.
Thursday's polls of each state were conducted after Monday's final presidential debate on behalf of Health Care for America Now, a group established to protect and promote the Affordable Care Act.