By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY
By David Jackson, USA TODAY
A pair of daily tracking polls Monday give President Obama 5-point advantages over Mitt Romney, maintaining leads in the wake of last week's Democratic convention.
Gallup has Obama up 49%-44%.
The Rasmussen daily tracking poll puts Obama ahead, 50%-45%.
The surveys come as Romney's pollster, Neil Newhouse, issued a memo calling the new numbers temporary, and predicting a Romney win in the end.
As our OnPolitics blog reports, Newhouse writes: "While some voters will feel a bit of a sugar-high from the conventions, the basic structure of the race has not changed significantly.
"The reality of the Obama economy will reassert itself as the ultimate downfall of the Obama presidency, and Mitt Romney will win this race," Newhouse wrote.
Obama aides aren't declaring victory, but are taking note of the new polls, and crediting their convention in Charlotte.
"This has been a close and competitive race for a year and a half and will remain so," said Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt. "But in Charlotte, we provided the road map Americans were looking for to restore economic security for the middle class."
At the Republican convention in Tampa, LaBolt said, "Gov. Romney instead recycled the same widely debunked attacks against the president."
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