Republican presidential hopeful former Governor Mitt Romney widened his lead Wednesday in one daily tracking poll while maintaining his lead over President Obama in a second poll. The IBD/TIPP poll saw Romney's lead widen to 5 points as he continues to chip away at key Obama support. HIs edge among independents widened to 20 points. Romney also continues to make inroads among middle class voters, moving from a 6 point lead against Obama to a 10 point lead. Obama's lead among women fell to 8 points. The current poll was taken after last week's debate. Meantime, Rasmussen's daily tracking poll shows Romney leading Obama for a second straight day in a national poll while maintaining his lead over the president for a second straight day in the daily swing state survey. Rasmussen's survey also found only 38 percent of voters say the country is heading in the right direction, a troubling sign for an incumbent president seeking re election. 57 percent of the electorate feel the country is headed in the wrong direction. Voters again trust Mitt Romney slightly more than Obama on five major issues but the widest gap in trust continues to be the economy where Romney has a seven point lead. A new military poll shows Romney with 66 percent support compared to Obama's 26 percent support.
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