Obama fucked up big time by showing up dismally unprepared in the first presidential debate. He ought to be ashamed of himself for that poor, disengaged, pathetic performance. Thousands of people are campaigning for and donating money to Obama, and he was supposed to fulfill his end of the bargain by fighting and being prepared on debate night.
Yes, I realize that it's the swing state polls that matter most; however, even those are shifting in Romney's direction. Obama has pissed me off no end. Romney's campaign was imploding and Obama revitalized it. Idiot.
Where does it say he's "closed the gap", concern troll OP?
Obama needs to up his game but never forget Mitt's great capacity for going way off message. He'll do it again. He doesn't even know when he's doing it. Nascar!
CNN just said Romney is now 5 points AHEAD now which means Fox News has probably already called the election.
Romney's leads won't last.
On what poll is he 5 points ahead, because Obama is 5 points ahead on Gallup today.
OBAMA is 5 ahead. Not Romney.
Look we knew there would be a bump for Romney reflecting that first debate.
And there is a MONTH left before we vote.
And the media WANTS this to be close = higher ratings.
You're right R7.
[quote]OBAMA is 5 ahead. Not Romney.
Put on CNN, I didn't just imagine it. They showed Romney live at a rally after the announcement that he was ahead.
[bold]... the polls released on Sunday did not tell quite as optimistic a story for [Romney] as those in the debate’s immediate aftermath.[/bold]
[bold]the fact that Mr. Romney did not make further gains in the polls on Sunday can be read as mildly disappointing for him. [/bold] The way tracking polls work is to replace the oldest day of interviews with fresh interviews conducted the previous day. In the Sunday release of the polls, this meant that interviews from Saturday were replacing a day of interviewing from before the debate. [bold]The fact that the Saturday interviews that entered the polls were roughly as strong for Mr. Obama as the predebate day of interviews that they displaced is an encouraging sign for Mr. Obama — at least as compared with most of the polling news that he has received since the debate. [/bold]
Only the PPP poll, which is highly unreliable, shows Romney up by 5.
Gallup poll shows Obama up 5. And Gallup tends to be pro-Republican.
Let's face it, if Obama blows the next debate, he's not going to be reelected. These debates are going to decide the election. Americans have the memory spans of children.
Romney got a bump in the polls because he 'looked presidential,' not that he told the truth. That's all Americans cared about.
Obama got a whole load of votes in 08 because he was good-looking.