Barack Obama has held a small lead in our national tracking poll every night since Tuesday's debate and he now holds a 49/47 lead in our rolling three day average based on interviews conducted between Wednesday and Friday night. That's up slightly from a 48/47 advantage between Tuesday and Thursday.
Obama's favorability and approval numbers are both ticking up a little bit. 49% of voters now express a positive opinion of him to 46% with a negative one. That's up from a 48/48 spread previously. His approval numbers are still under water but he's up to 47% of voters approving of him and 49% disapproving, compared to 46/50 earlier in the week. Mitt Romney continues to have a slightly negative favorability rating with 47% of voters rating him positively and 48% unfavorably.
Obama has a 51/44 lead with women that outweighs Romney's 50/46 advantage with men. He continues to hold Romney below the key 20 point lead threshold with white voters at 57/39, while leading 60/35 with Hispanics and 85/10 with African Americans. Most of Obama's overall lead can be attributed to a 58/37 lead with voters under 30.
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