Snap polls from multiple outlets gave President Obama the victory over Mitt Romney in the foreign policy debate.
In a CNN-ORC poll, 48 percent of voters said Obama won; 40 percent said Romney did. A CBS poll of uncommitted voters was more dramatic: Obama took 53 percent, Romney took 23 percent, and another 24 percent called it a tie.
A survey done by the Democratic automated firm Public Policy Polling, taken in 11 swing states, found Obama won 53 percent to 42 percent. Among independents, he won 55 percent to 40 percent.
Historically snap poll results don’t say much about changes in head-to-head polls, the New York Times’ Nate Silver notes, but at this point even a tiny bump for Obama could matter.