Romney Leading Obama in Polls by 47%! (Video)

Mitt Romney has a three point lead over President Barack Obama with just weeks to go before election day.

The Latest Reuters Ipsos poll shows the Republican with a narrow lead, ironically 47 percent to Obama's 44 percent among likely voters. The shift is attributed to Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate.

Romney has been enjoying one of his best runs of the campaign after handily winning the first presidential debate last week, partially due to Obama's passive performance in that contest.

"The momentum is in Romney's direction right now," Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said.

Clark said Romney's rise in the poll comes from convincing undecided voters, not winning over Obama supporters and there were signs that a large number of votes are still up for grabs.

Sixteen percent of registered voters said they could still change their minds about who to vote for, including 28 percent of independents surveyed.

Seven percent of registered voters said they had already taken advantage of programs that allowed them to cast their ballots early, and an additional 27 percent said they planned to vote before Election Day.

The online survey of 1,092 likely voters and 1,312 registered voters was conducted between October 7 and 11. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points for registered voters and 3.4 for likely voters.

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