Not to beat a dead horse, but this is the first poll that isn't Republican leaning and the news couldn't be worse for the Administration.
Gordon Gekko is now on equal footing with the President as being able to help the middle class. Yes you heard right. The candidate who has more money in the Cayman Islands than PBS gets in funding, whose economic plan, if implemented, would devastate the middle class, is now considered even with the incumbent. Not even a week has elapsed since the Denver debate and the one advantage Obama had over Romney regarding the economy has gone out the window.
Andrew Sullivan in The Daily Beast was on point here:
The problem with the debate is that if you simply default on rebutting
those lies, low-information voters who can see a smart president incapable of
responding or rebutting draw the obvious conclusion: Romney must be right. And
when that is the first impression of the two debating, it's devastating.
And that's why I think the entire election has been recast on Romney's
centrist terms, terms which Obama allowed to get away from him a while back, and
which suddenly makes Romney - once again - the favorite.
Not because the economy sucks - but because Romney provided a much clearer,
if utterly dishonest, plan for the next four years, while Obama offered
nothing. His closing statement was nothing.
Time to wake up people.