15 Oct 2012
National: Romney leads in a Fox poll 46%-45%. Before the Presidential debate, Obama led in the poll 48-43%. Gallup, post presidential debate, showed Mitt Romney edging ahead of President Obama 49% to 47%.
OH: NBC/WSJ/Marist: Obama 51%-45%
FL: NBC/WSJ/Marist: Obama 48%-47%
VA: NBC/WSJ/Marist: Romney 48%-47%; CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac: Obama 51%-46%
CO: CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac: Romney 48%-47%
WI: CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac: Obama 50%-47%
MI: Detroit News: Obama 49%-42%.
GAME CHANGER According to Charlie Cook, “There is no question that [last week’s Presidential] debate was a game changer; the questions we still don’t have the answers to are whether it changed the game enough and whether there will be more game changers benefiting either candidate. … Obama’s challenge is to recalibrate his strategy for the next debate. He must be more aggressive, but going too far risks not coming across as presidential. It is a very fine line that he will have to walk.”