Election 2012

Obama Ahead on Key Issues as First Debate Looms

Not looking good for the GOP nominee

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President Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney among likely voters, polls show, suggesting that the president has been able to maintain a post-convention bounce as the Republican candidate struggles to regain traction.

The polls come as Romney and Obama are set to face off in their first debate Wednesday in Denver. Voters give Obama an edge going into what is expected to be a key event, with 54 percent believing he will win the debate to 28 percent who think Romney will do better, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.

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