It seems all the GOP hand-wringing of the last nine days has been for naught. Last week (and into this one), many on the right were all spooked by the media narrative, that, as Jay Cost put it, “even though Obama’s bounce was modest by historical standards, and he still could not pull above 50 percent nationwide or in the key swing states, the mainstream media dutifully declared not only that Obama was winning, but that the Romney campaign was in utter disarray.”
One wonders if we’ll be seeing reports next week suggesting Obama’s campaign is in disarray if the Democrat’s poll numbers continue to drift downward as they have these past few days, with the latest Gallup tracking poll showing the president, who recently enjoyed a 7-poing lead over Romney, now barely clinging to a one-point advantage
No way to know if O would have deflated that quickly under normal circumstances or if hisinexcusable negligence in failing to provide security for the Benghazi consulate blunted his momentum, but that’s where we are right now.
Conventional wisdom to the contrary, this contest is far from over. And these poll numbers look even worse for the president when you consider, as does Breitbart’s Mike Flynn that “Gallup is still using a Registered Voter screen, which has a well-established bias towards Democrats of 2-5 points.” And interestingly, while the Gallup tracking poll had Obama at 50 for several days, the president never broke that barrier, suggesting that may well be his peak.
This is now a margin-of-error race. Should Romney be able to win two-thirds of the currently undecided voters (an easily realizable goal), he could well win this. He just needs focus on telling voters what he plans to do when elected and keep challenging the president to release his plan.