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Don't panic just yet people - and by people I most definitely am including me.  Romney's 2 point lead in Rasmussen has now vanished.  It's a 48/48 tie.  Moreover this sample still includes Friday which was likely an amazing day for Romney.  It's quite possible Obama will be back in the lead in Rasmussen by tomorrow.  

It's been a stressful couple of days and I don't think anyone is complacent anymore, but this is looking a lot more like a brief movement than a game changer.

So after the worst debate disaster ever in the history of mankind, at the height of the OMG We're DOOOOOOOMED! panic, exactly one pollster showed Romney actually taking a lead and it's the one that has the most well known Republican skew.  I won't breathe a sigh of relief yet, but it's looking a lot better today.  Obama better step up next week, but in the meantime GOTV, donate, do what you can!

6:59 AM PT: As schobel94 pointed out, the bottom of the page says, "Brand new numbers show that the president now leads by two in the swing state of Iowa. "  That's a big swing for Rasmussen who previously had Romney up 3.

So think about it, if the election were today and the polls went exactly as Rasmussen declared they would, Obama wins IA and OH, and therefore wins the election.  It wouldn't be a blowout, but this is Rasmussen's results during the worst week of the campaign.  Don't go back to sleep but stop panicking.  

7:53 AM PT: And now Rasmussen is showing Obama's first Colorado lead!


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