Oct. 3 - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney spars with U.S. President Barack Obama over tax plans in first presidential debate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama spar over tax policy in first Presidential debate. The Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll on Wednesday showed Obama up among likely voters by 47 percent to 41 percent. A new NPR poll showed Obama up 51 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. A few other surveys showed a tightening race, including an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Tuesday with Obama up by just 3 points among likely voters, at 49 percent to 46 percent. That compared with 5 points two weeks earlier. The next two presidential debates are Oct. 16, in Hempstead, New York, and Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Florida.