(Gallup Tracking) Romney 51, Obama 45 Romney +6
(Rasmussen Tracking) Romney 49, Obama 48 Romney +1
Presidential Race by State:
Connecticut: (Siena) Obama 53, Romney 38 Obama +15
New Hampshire: (Rasmussen Reports) Obama 50, Romney 49 Obama +1
Nevada: (LVRJ/SurveyUSA) Obama 48, Romney 45 Obama +3
Nevada: (Rasmussen Reports) Obama 50, Romney 47 Obama +3
New Jersey: (Neighborhood Research) (R) Obama 48, Romney 41 Obama +7
Montana: (Rasmussen Reports) Romney 53, Obama 45 Romney +8
Washington: (Rasmussen Reports) Obama 55, Romney 42 Obama +13
Connecticut: (Siena) (D) Murphy 46, (R) McMahon 44 Murphy +2
Do you think that last night's debate will change the dynamic? I don't, but I thought Ross Douthat had a good point at the end of his post on the debate:
For Obama and his supporters, meanwhile, the hope has to be that Romney’s post-Denver bounce was just that: A temporary surge that could be blunted and reversed by simply reasserting the White House’s narrative – that Romney is an out-of-touch plutocrat and ideological extremist, whereas Obama is a champion of the middle class – much more effectively and eloquently than the president did in the first debate.
The question now is whether that kind of straightforward reassertion is all Obama needed, or whether the public’s post-Denver willingness to consider Romney anew shifted the dynamics of the race in a way that a closely-fought debate can’t quite reverse. That’s something that no snap survey can tell us. The proof will be in the polls a week from now.