Mitt Romney Gets Big Bounce in Polls After Debate Win

Jake Tapper reports on the latest from the 2012 presidential campaign.
3:00 | 10/09/12

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Transcript for Mitt Romney Gets Big Bounce in Polls After Debate Win
The race for the white house, now. And with 28 days to go, a new poll shows mitt romney surging into the lead after his debate win last week. It's "your voice, your vote." And jake tapper is on the trail in the battleground ohio. Good morning, jake. Reporter: Good morning, george. That's right. Both candidates head here to this critical buckeye state, with new polls indicating that mitt romney got a big bounce out of the debate last week. With one poll showing him in the lead. It appears to be a new day and a new race. Just a few weeks ago, some in the media and politics were preparing mitt romney's campaign obituary. But he not only has a new lease on life, he has momentum. A new poll from the pew research center, shows romney pulling ahead of the president in likely voters. A bounce he was hoping for after the debate on last wednesday. One he noted at a rally in virginia. That was a good debate. Reporter: Earlier in the day, romney sought to capitalize on the tumult in the muslim world. We must make clear through actions, not just actions, that their nuclear pursuit won't be tolerated. Reporter: President obama was shaking the money tree in california. And attending a fund-raising concert in san francisco. We're going to go forward, not backwards. That's why I'm running for a second term as president of the united states. Reporter: Vice president joe biden is holed up in a delaware hotel room, engaged in debate prep. While paul ryan got some unexpected debate prep of his own with a reporter from our flint, michigan, affiliate. The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunities in the inner cities. To help teach people good discipline, good character. That is civil society. That's what charities and civic groups and churches do, to help one another. And do that by cutting taxes? With a big tax cut? Those are yours, not mine. Thank you very much, sir. Yeah. That was strange. Reporter: The obama campaign, also seeking to mock mitt romney for his pledge to eliminate funding for pbs, by portraying him in a tv ad, by personally going after big bird. The ad says, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. George? We've not seen the end of that. Jake, thank you very much. Diane sawyer and I will have live coverage of the next big debate. The v.P. Candidates go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. Let's go to josh and the

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