A Pew poll of July 16-26 has Obama up by 10 points over Romney (51% to 41%). Pew has had Obama up consistently since January by at least four points.
The new Real Clear Politics polling average now has Obama up by 4 percent.
A second poll receiving widespread coverage from the New York Times, CBS and Quinnipiac University shows Obama substantially ahead of Romney in critical swing states of Florida (51% to 45%), Ohio (50% to 44%) and Pennsylvania (53% to 42%).
Similar to voters in the Pew poll, the swing state voters appear to be favoring Obama due to his personal appeal and his attacks on Romney’s experience with Bain Capital.