U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann arrive to attend church in Boca Raton, Florida, October 21, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has experienced a slight drop in poll numbers among registered and likely voters on Monday after a one-point jump on Sunday, the Gallup Daily tracking report revealed. President Barack Obama experienced a slight bump among registered voters but also added a point to his disapproval rating, the report stated.
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Throughout the weekend, Romney's support among registered and likely voters has seen a one-point fluctuation, although he continues to lead the president among both groups. Romney has seen increasingly favorable numbers in the Gallup Daily tracking reports, although he has not experienced the same in other national polls.
President Obama, on the other hand, saw a steady decline after his poor performance during the first presidential debate and appears to be making a comeback since his strong performance in the second presidential debate.
Monday's Gallup Daily report revealed that the GOP candidate has dropped one point among registered voters, returning to 48 percent he has held onto since at least Thursday of last week. Similarly, Obama saw a one-point jump among registered voters, also returning to the 47 percent he has held onto since Thursday.
Among likely voters, Romney has seen some variability in the past couple of days, going from 51 and 52 percent. On Sunday, the Republican candidate recorded 52 percent of support among likely voters but experienced a one point hit on Monday to 51 percent. Romney remained in the lead among likely voters, leading Obama by a consistent six points since Thursday.
President Obama has seen little action, either negative or positive, among likely voters in the past few days. Despite a slight jump on Sunday to 46 percent, Obama reverted back to 45 percent support among likely voters, Monday's Gallup Daily tracking report revealed.
In the past, there have been some disparities between Gallup's findings and those by other national polling organizations but the poll results revealed on Monday suggest that Romney may be taking a lead nationally. On Monday, Reuters/Ipsos Daily tracking found that the two candidates were dead even at 46 percent. Obama previously held a slight three-point lead over Romney late last week. A Politico/George Washington University Battleground poll also placed the GOP candidate ahead by two points.
Obama has also experienced fluctuations in his approval and disapproval ratings in the last couple of days. On Saturday, the president took a hit to his approval rating, dropping down to 49 percent. Monday's Gallup Daily tracking report revealed that Obama saw a rise to his disapproval rating, up to 46 percent.
The last few weeks prior to the November 6 election have become increasingly competitive as the candidates battle it out in key states that could determine the election. Obama and Romney will meet one last time to appeal to voters on a national level before the presidential election Monday night during the third presidential debate.
The final debate, which will be held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., will focus on foreign policy and will be moderated by CBS News' chief Washington correspondent, Bob Schieffer.