Following on from the first Presidential Debate, we’ve started seeing the first post debate polling emerging and other interesting snippets which could have an impact on the outcome.
On the polling, the Real Clear Politics average is now Obama 48.4% and Romney at 47%.
A Reuters/Ipsos online poll has Obama’s lead at 2% amongst likely voters
For Romney and Obama, there are two more debates left, if we see a repeat of the first, then it can only be good news for the former Governor of Massachusetts.
The focus this week will be on the Vice-Presidential debate, between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, there’s some discussion of the preparation for the debate. Romney will be hoping his running mate achieves the same sort of “victory” in his debate that he achieved to continue the momentum.
There is some good news for Barack Obama, unemployment hit a 44 month low and went below the crucial 8% figure for the first time under Obama’s Presidency, a lot of the post debate polling was taken before this news was released.
Over at Betfair, at 01:30 this morning, Obama’s odds were 1.40 and Romney’s were 3.28.
Prior to the debate, Obama’s odds were at 1.23 and Romney’s were at 4.80.