A number of polls from a variety of organizations shows that the Romney "bounce" since the first Debate between Obama and Romney, has turned into a surge that is lasting and swing state polling has Romney ahead.
Rasmussen has Romney ahead in what they consider swing states for five straight days in a row, 11 of them that Obama took in 2008 but are competitive in 2012, which include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The best visual representation of what is being seen comes from the Democratic leaning pollster FiveThirtyEight:
[Update] RCP average has Romney continuing to rise in his lead over obama and is up to 1.3 percent. [End Update]
It should also benefit conservatives and Republicans that all that campaign money the Romney campaign has been collecting and hoarding is finally being spent in these last weeks which will help him capitalize on his momentum leading into the November presidential election.
In related news, the second debate is on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and deals with domestic and foreign policy.
(Problems facing Obama in that debate if Romney plays his cards right, HERE)
With the massive opening Joe Biden gave Romney on foreign policy with his assertion that Obama and Biden weren't aware of the slew of requests for extended or additional security by U.S. mission personnel in Libya before the 9/11 terror attack which killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others, that were denied or ignored by the Obama aministration , Romney should have plenty of ammunition against Obama on the foreign policy front.
Romney benefits from Obama's record and should hammer Obama every single time Obama attempts to say what he believes Romney "will do", by countering with what Obama has "already done."
Much like Mitt Romney did in the first debate, which helped bring this surge in support to the forefront.