Things are looking down for Mitt Romney. (photo: Gage Skidmore / flickr)

For the past week basically every poll of a “swing state” has found President Obama with a solid lead over Mitt Romney, and a new set of NBC/WSJ/Marist polls are no different. The polling found Obama currently leads by more than the margin of error in Colorado, Iowa, and Wisconsin among likely voters.

Colorado
Marist (9/16-18)
Barack Obama 50%
Mitt Romney 45%
Other 1%
Undecided 4%

Iowa
Marist (9/16-18)
Barack Obama 50%
Mitt Romney 42%
Other 1%
Undecided 7%

Wisconsin
Marist (9/16-18)
Barack Obama 50%
Mitt Romney 45%
Other 1%
Undecided 4%

This is now the fourth poll in only a few days to confirm that Obama holds a solid advantage in Wisconsin. The prospect of Romney being able to expand the map by winning the state appears very unlikely at this point.

Besides the fact that he is losing, the other bad news in the polling for Romney is that his favorable rating is negative in three states while Obama’s is positive. At this point Romney would need to improve in overall standing nationally by at least four points to even be within striking distance of winning a large number of the swing states.