Exactly. The sheep won't think critically about this issue and attempt to understand the meaning of the 47% issue at all. They'll just read a headline or hear a soundbite from Chris Matthews and form their very uneducated opinion from that.
On 9/19/08 it was McCain 48, Obama 48.
By 9/27/08 it was McCain 44, Obama 50.
McCain never caught up after that. That’s when Lehman went down also. It seems to me this is a crucial couple of weeks though. Also McCain was often 5 points down in the spring and summer and that has not happened this year sans the one exception after the democratic convention.
The race keeps getting pulled back to stasis regardless of what happens. That in itself is a sad indictment of Obama’s base support when gas is 4.00 and Unemployment is over 8% and everything else exploding in the world.