The sneaky partisans at Gallup put out a press release this morning indicating a tied race 47-47. But I knew something was fishy about that because it was a culled three day sample of day old data sent out before their normal release time.
Now their regular REAL release was just made at 1 pm Eastern. And it show OBAMA GAINING. Horserace in their 7-day average went from 49-46 yesterday to 50-45 today, a 2 point Obama gain. Presidential approval went from 48-46 to 51-44, A 5 POINT OBAMA GAIN.
Get this WORD OUT NOW to the misleading headline writers in the MSM!
10:31 AM PT: RCP now is reporting both polls but only including the "tie" in their average.
10:47 AM PT: Note from Chicago Lawyer comment below: to get to this current average implies the Sunday one-day number was 59 O - 39 R. No wonder they tried to get out something ahead of that.
11:53 AM PT: Now RCP has this caveat for their average: "*Gallup released two tracking poll results on October 8. The more recent results (reflecting post-debate interviews) are included in the RCP National Average." So older numbers are now more recent numbers.
Hey, Gallup, how about clarifying all this by putting out an updated press release showing the 3 day average using the most recent Sunday numbers? What? Hello? Hello? ...