The thrill is gone — You guys are poll-savvy enough by now to know that samples of likely voters always skew a bit more Republican than samples of registereds, so what we’re looking at here is a de facto tie race at worst. Rasmussen has it 47/45 for Romney today; Gallup’s sample, screened for likelies, would probably be right in line with that.
Here’s what a textbook “bounce” looks like on a graph:
2 points after all the lies — Here is what it looks like from the floor…
No way to know if O would have deflated that quickly under normal circumstances or if his inexcusable negligence in failing to provide proper security foor our missle hunting diplomat for the Benghazi consulate blunted his momentum, but that’s where we are right now. More from Rick Wilson, who argues that there is indeed a campaign that’s in trouble — but it ain’t Romney’s: