He’s been gaining on the president for the past week and is now even with his rival in Gallup’s daily tracking which includes three days of surveys after the release of the 47% video:
Most striking is the decline in Obama’s approval; he’s now below water. And he seems stuck at 47%.
UPDATE: Commenting on this poll, the Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering quips, “Looks like Mitt Romney was right. . . .today’s Gallup poll shows President Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47 percent.”
Media trumpeting notwithstanding, this race is far from over. If these trends continue, we will certainly have a new narrative next week.
UP-UPDATE: “What makes this poll interesting isn’t the raw numbers but the fact that [Obama]’s still on a downward slope despite two days of media hyperventilation over Romney’s “47 percent” remarks.“