And told you that I was from the future, and that on October 10, 2012 the swing state polls would look like this:
Florida: Obama 49%, Romney 45% (University of North Florida)
Nevada: Obama 47%, Romney 46% (SurveyUSA)
Nevada: Obama 51%, Romney 47% (Public Policy Polling)
New Hampshire: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)
Ohio: Obama 45%, Romney 44% (SurveyUSA)
Ohio: Obama 46%, Romney 42% (Newsmax/Zogby)
Pennsylvania: Obama 51%, Romney 46% (Rasmussen)
Pennsylvania: Obama 50%, Romney 42% (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Wisconsin: Obama 51%, Romney 49% (Rasmussen)
Would you have been happy or not? Personally, I would have been excited about those polls, and would think it looked like Obama was cruising to a relatively tight but pretty clear victory.
Those are the swing state polls that were released today. Obama leads 8, tied in one (Raz, of course). Consider that this probably reflects close to the highwater mark for Romney, unless Obama tanks it again in the debate. But the odds that things would go that bad for him a second time would seem to be pretty low.
Regardless, point is Obama is still in the drivers seat and there is reason for concern, but no reason to be freaking out. We gave up a touchdown but we are still up 8 and there is only a couple of minutes left in the game...