Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

A good-sized post-convention bounce for President Barack Obama has evaporated in new polls this week.

The race between the President and Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is essentially even.

Obama’s once 8-point lead in the Gallup 7-day tracking poll of 3,050 registered voters is now just 1-point.

In the Rasmussen 3-day tracking poll of 1,500 likely voters, Obama now trails Romney by 1-point.

New battleground state polls by the same pollsters reveal the same results.