PPP: Obama Moves Ahead Nationally

President Barack Obama has a 1-point lead in the second daily tracking survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Friday.

Obama leads Mitt Romney among likely voters nationwide 48 percent to 47 percent.  The two candidates were tied in the debut of PPP’s tracking poll on Thursday, with each earning the support of 48 percent.  Friday’s poll was conducted Oct. 16-18, with PPP noting that Obama led Romney on each night following Tuesday’s town hall debate.

The PollTracker Average also shows Obama moving ahead to claim a 1-point lead.



Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.