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Yes, there's tightening but nothing's really changed in swing-states.  Raz found Obama with post-debate bounces in Colorado and Iowa.

Monday, October 08, 2012

President Obama is up slightly in the battleground state of Iowa.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows the president with 49% support to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 47%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.

What they failed to compare was this:
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mitt Romney remains slightly ahead in the swing state of Iowa.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows Romney with 47% support to President Obama’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

And in Colorado they found:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mitt Romney has edged slightly ahead of President Obama in the battleground state of Colorado.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado finds Mitt Romney with 47% support, while Obama receives 45% of the vote.  Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.  (To see survey question wording,

Today, they are reporting Obama up 49/48.

So in two polls, Raz is showing an Obama surge in their own polls post debate.  They are also showing his approval at the highest rate three weeks 51/49. And we all know that +1 at Raz is likely +4.

This is the main driver:

Monday, October 08, 2012

On Friday, the government reported a decline in the unemployment rate to 7.8%, the lowest level in more than three years. Over the weekend, consumer and investor confidence jumped to levels nearing the high water marks of 2012.

The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, gained seven points on Monday to 93.2. That’s an increase of 11 points since Friday’s jobs report. Overall, confidence is up four points from a week ago, up nine points from a month ago and up three points from three months ago.

Moral of the story:  America paused for another look at Romney. But when they realized what he actually said, they said...naaahhh!!

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