President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 3 points in Wisconsin, while the Republican nominee claims a slim 1-point edge in Colorado, according to a poll from Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times released Thursday.
Obama leads Romney among likely Badger State voters, 50 percent to 47 percent. Thursday's poll indicates that Romney has made a dent in Obama's lead in Wisconsin since last month. The previous Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT poll in mid-September showed the president with a 6-point lead in Wisconsin.
Romney's edge in the western battleground of Colorado is a reversal from last month's Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT poll, which showed the president with a 1-point lead.
Seventy-two percent of likely Colorado voters said Romney bested Obama in the first presidential debate, which was held in Denver, while 65 percent of Wisconsin voters said the same. Nearly 30 percent of likely voters who watched the debate in both states said they think worse of the president in the wake of his performance in the debate. A majority of voters in Wisconsin and Colorado said the debate will have no effect on their vote.
The PollTracker Average shows a toss-up in Colorado, while Wisconsin currently favors Obama.