It’s the first time all year Romney has led in the poll, which was conducted on behalf of the liberal Daily Kos website and the Service Employees International Union. Obama led 49-45 percent in the group’s previous poll, conducted before last week’s debate.

Romney was boosted in the poll by gains among female voters. Obama still leads 51 to 45 over Romney among women, but he had a 15-percentage-point lead in the previous poll…

Both the PPP and Pew polls showed a big spike in the number of voters that identify as Republicans, evidence that enthusiasm is up among the GOP in the wake of Romney’s strong performance.