The presidential race appeared to be tightening back up in key battleground states in the wake of Wednesday's debate, as Mitt Romney closed the gap and even edged past President Obama in a trio of polls released Friday.
Rasmussen Reports released post-debate polls in Ohio, Virginia and Florida. They showed a dead heat in all three.
That's a turnaround from last month, when Obama was opening up a lead in those and other states. Romney's Republican supporters are hoping that what was deemed as a dominant debate performance Wednesday will help fuel a campaign-trail rebound, in fundraising, polls and overall momentum with a little more than a month to go until Election Day.