Polls Continue to Tighten After First 2012 Debate

Democrat, GOP campaign teams eagerly await release of new battleground state polls.
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And to the white house now, 29 days to go. It's "your voice your vote" and mitt romney is ahead with steam in the debate. Abc's david muir is here with the latest. Both campaigns eagerly awaiting polls in those crucial battleground states of who is ahead after the political whiplash. The president lifted with that unemployment rate, now below 8%. Even the president overnight reviewing his own debate performance. Reporter:3red obama on the west coast overnight, a star-studded concert fund-raiser. The president with a not so subtle reference to his own debate performance. They just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same. Reporter: One of six fund-raisers expected to bring in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. It comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donations. The most that an incumbent president has raised in a single month. But mitt romney charging ahead with his debate performance now getting one of his biggest crowds yet. I'm convinced that you'll have a chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. Now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. And next january, we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. Reporter: The newest dai gallup poll has imbehind two points. In the state of wisconsin tightening, too. I feel good to be home. Reporter: And "saturday night live" with its own version of the debate. Excuse me, governor -- mr. President? Yeah, what's up? Mr. President, governor romney has just said that he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? No, you two, go ahead. Reporter: More debates to come. The gallup daily tracking poll that I mention said an average over seven days. Even though the president is heat by tweets, if you look inside the numbers, the president ahead by five points. Five days after, the two men 47/47. He's going to press the attack with a foreign policy speech focusing on that attack on the american ambassador in libya. He's going to take on the administration in this, george. The attack in benghazi was likely the work of the same forces that attacked on SEPTEMBER 11th. Not islam that the administration has been talking about for several days after the attack. He's going full steam on this. And diane sawyer and I will have live coverage of the v.P. Candidates, joe biden and paul ryan go at it this thursday, 9:00 eastern, 8:00 pacific.

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