Mitt Romney is back up by 7 points over President Obama, according to Gallup’s daily tracking survey released Sunday.
Romney leads with 52 percent support against Obama at 45 among likely voters, matching his biggest lead of the cycle. Romney leads Obama 49 to 46 among registered voters.
The survey is a rolling seven-day average through Oct. 20, so it includes four days of polling data since Tuesday night’s presidential debate in New York state.
Gallup only began tracking likely voters earlier this month, and the survey has received much attention for falling outside the range of most other national polls.
While there’s no doubt Romney seized momentum in the race after the first presidential debate on Oct. 3, Gallup’s daily tracking poll was one of the last to reflect the Romney bump, provoking some to speculate it is equally tardy in reflecting the subsequent stabilization of the race.