Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:10 PM
jeanV (69 posts)
Polls Start Showing a Debate Bounce for Romney
Title and excerpt below are from Slate.com.
Mitt Romney’s trouncing of President Obama at Wednesday’s debate is starting to show up in public opinion surveys. Rasmussen Reports, which has regularly shown results more favorable to Romney, gives the former Massachusetts governor a two-point edge over Obama nationally, 49 percent to 47 percent, a mirror image of how the poll looked before the debate. The results are based on a three-day rolling average so two-thirds of the interviews were conducted after the debate. Yet it still marked the first time since mid-September that Romney has been ahead “by even a single point,” points out Rasmussen Reports.
Meanwhile, Gallup’s Saturday poll shows Obama with a three-point lead, 49 percent to 46 percent, a decrease from the five-point margin reported the previous day. Yet Gallup’s poll is taken from a seven-day rolling average from Saturday to Friday, suggesting there is still room for the numbers to continue narrowing.
At RealClearPolitics, Obama's lead took a -2.7 hit pre/post debate (+4.1 to +1.4)
Problem is: there's a risk for the next debate on foreign affairs:
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Response to jeanV (Original post)
Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:53 AM
davidpdx (21,525 posts)
10. The foreign policy debate is going to be the one to really watch
Oh is Mitt going to get his fucking ass handed to him on a platter burnt like a good steak.
I don't think he'll be as bad as Palin, but he doesn't know that much more than her.
Response to davidpdx (Reply #10)
Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:11 AM
TroyD (4,547 posts)
11. I certainly think that was the general feeling about until Libya
And Obama will probably still be at his strength when talking about foreign affairs, but remember that the unexpected crisis in Libya is now going to be brought up and the Republicans are hoping to use it as a strategy against Obama.
Romney is also making a major foreign policy speech on Monday.
So as always - let's not get overconfident. Obama needs to be well-prepared for the next 2 debates.
NBC reported that David Axelrod is now taking over debate preparation.
Response to TroyD (Reply #11)
Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:09 AM
fugop (1,828 posts)
14. About that speech...
Wonder if many will pay attention. And I really wonder if it will just be another attack Obama speech or if he'll actually try to lay out a vision. Hope he doesn't snooker more people with more well-delivered lies.
Response to TroyD (Reply #11)
Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:25 AM
Cosmocat (7,029 posts)
15. the problem with lybia
is that overall it is one of this admins true screw ups.
At the very least, the got lax and fell into political considerations in trying to say it was only an extension of the protests the first few days. And, there are enough reports out there about the refusal of security for the ambassador for Romney to work with. I mean, he could make that shiite up out of thin air, but there are actual reports.
He is going to amp up on adderall and just drill HARD on Lybia.