DENVER - Gov. Mitt Romney is now ahead of President Barack Obama among a poll of Colorado voters conducted by the Denver Post and released Friday.
The race however remains essentially tied.
Romney, the republican nominee, now leads Obama 48 to 47, with a four-point margin of error, reported the Post.
The survey asked 614 likely voters by cell phone and home numbers between Tuesday and Wednesday. The results reflect a period after the presidential Debate at the University of Denver last week, but before the vice-presidential debate on Thursday.
According to the Post poll, the debate played little role in changing people's minds about the candidates. Eighty-three percent of respondents said the debate did not change their mind.
The bump for Romney is a small shift from a Post poll conducted five weeks ago when Obama had a single point advantage over Romney (47-46).
You can read the full poll results here.
Tight race, big debate ahead with 3 weeks to go
Nationally, Romney has drawn closer to Obama in several states.
It's either candidate's race to win as both candidates prepare for their second debate Tuesday night.
There are just three weeks to go until the election and voting is well under way in many states.
Obama retains an edge in the hunt for the 270 electoral votes needed to take the White House, and has more ways than Romney to reach that magic number.
But that's not enough to calm nervous Democrats, who are looking for an aggressive Obama to show up for the prime-time town-hall style debate in Hempstead, N.Y.