August 21, 2014

Romney sees post-debate boost in polls

A polling expert says last week’s debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has led to a bump for the Republican challenger.

Political Scientist Charles Franklin says prior to the debate, 11 polls in a row nationally had Obama in the lead. But that has changed to three Obama leads, three ties, and a Romney lead, with others polls soon to be released including the Marquette Law School poll headed by Franklin.

AUDIO: Franklin on Obama’s lead narrowing (:40)

Franklin says while debates resonate with voters, issues and candidates’ positions are also important elements of the campaigns and final outcomes.

On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden and Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan will square off in the sole vice presidential debate of the race. Romney and Obama will debate two more times.