Judging by results of a newly released poll from CBS News/New York Times/Quinnipiac University the 47 percent appear to be working for U.S. President Barack Obama. The poll shows Obama up in 3 crucial swing states, Virginia, Wisconsin and Colorado.
Obama's smallest lead of the 3 states comes in Colorado, where the poll, released Wednesday, shows him leading Republican candidate Mitt Romney by one percent, 48 to 47 percent. However, since the August poll, when Obama trailed Romney 50 to 45 percent, the American President has managed a six-point improvement.
In Virginia, Obama is now leading by 50 percent to 46 percent while in Wisconsin, the home state of GOP Vice-President nominee Paul Ryan, the poll shows Obama with a 51 percent to 45 percent lead. A month ago he had a 4 point lead in Virgina (49 to 45) and a 2 point lead in Wisconsin (49 to 47).
Peter Brown, a director at the Quinnipiac polling institute, said that the affect of the conventions may now be over with and the race is heading off into the final stages. “All the bounces seem to be over as the candidates buckle down for a seven-week down-to-the-wire race to the finish," Brown said.
Barack Obama surging since DNC
Obama has been surging since the two parties held their conventions earlier this month and may gain more when polls reflect the latest gaffe by Romney. In a widely circulated video addressing a wealthy gathering of potential donors to his campaign earlier this year, Romney that there are 47 percent of Americans, those who vote for Obama, who "are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them." He added that the Obama supporters don't pay taxes.
Romney since said his comments were not "elegantly stated" but stood by them.