by JOHN NOLTE 20 Oct 2012, 11:45 AM PDT –
While we were all enjoying the ride while it lasted, I don’t know of anyone who expected Romney to still hold a six-point, 51-45%, lead in the Gallup poll when today’s numbers rolled in. But he did. This is the fifth day in a row where Romney’s been at 50 or above and the fourth day in a row he’s been ahead of Obama by six points or more.
Lefties are comforting themselves with the fact that for right now this is an outlier poll – which is true — but a steady outlier with the name Gallup on it is my mind of outlier. Romney supporters still need to prepare themselves, though, for a tightening before election day. But again, do enjoy it while it lasts.
The undeniable good news in the Gallup poll, though, is knowing that Romney’s high-water mark is 52. Obama’s never hit fifty. Also, what we’re seeing in Gallup matches the Rasmussen tracking poll. Both show Romney in the lead after the second presidential debate. Romney has also hit 50 for the first time in Rasmussen’s swing-state tracking poll, where he leads Obama, 50-46%.