Romney's campaign has hoped to broaden the electoral map by winning Wisconsin, where polls have improved for the Republican since his selection of Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan not yet ready to endorse Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report Ryan decries 'bitterness' in politics MORE (R-Wis.) as his running mate. But the latest Quinnipiac poll shows an improvement for Obama.
The polls also offer some good news for Senate Democrats.
Former Virginia Gov. Tim KaineTim KaineDems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz Reid throws wrench into Clinton vice presidential picks Republicans sue to stop felons from voting in Virginia MORE (D) has a 51-44 percent lead over former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), the first time all year that Kaine has broken the 50 percent threshold. The results might be a bit inflated for Kaine, though — most other polls of the race show it to be tied.
Rep. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinDem introduces bill to block new government hacking powers The Trail 2016: The campaign that never sleeps Dem senator: 'I am a human being and a superdelegate’ MORE (D-Wis.) and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) are tied in their Senate race, according to the poll. Thompson started off the general election with much higher name identification statewide and led in polling a month ago, but Baldwin and her allies have outspent him on the airwaves in recent weeks. This is the third poll in as many days to show her improving in the state, though the other two were Democratic polls.
The polls of more than 1,400 likely voters in each state were conducted from Sept. 11-17, and had margins of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent in Colorado and Wisconsin and 2.6 percent in Virginia.