However, the sample does include BOTH Friday and Saturday and historically (on Rasmussen AND other polls) Republicans poll about 2 points lower. Many reasons are assigned for that.
The Rasmussen poll on Thursday the 11th will be the FIRST post debate poll that will be done all on weekdays. It will also be a good poll to analyze as we will be able to see how permanent this “bounce” is for Team RR
It is my contention that Team RR is at 53 or 54% consistently but Republicans got EXCITED and maybe answered more phones after the debate victory. Till then the Republicans had been sulking and disheartened due to the constant “Obama will win in a landslide” drumbeat of the MSM
If you want an even better number, watch the Rasmussen poll on Friday the 12th.
It will have numbers from Tue, Wed and Thu. As Monday is a holiday for goverment workers (”Columbus messed up with directions Day”), the Dem sample will be higher on Monday
Also, the Friday sample will NOT have any interviews that will be POST the VP debate. So, it truly will the LAST sample that will show us the lasting BENEFIT of the Romney FIRST debate win.