If these media outlet polls are still polling Dems by +10 over Reps then Romney must now be ahead by double digits.
Any incumbent polling at 46% this close to Election Day is in big trouble.
Has anyone else noticed that when Obama is polled as ahead but within the margin of error, that fact is noted at the end of an article (if at all), whereas when Romney is polled as ahead but within the margin of error the margin of error gets noted right away?
Romney can solidify his gains and perhaps gain a few more points simply by showing strength. He needs to look and sound like a leader to the weaklings. If he does so, those who feel instead of think will feel good about voting for him, relax and do so.
This is all sad, but true.
I believe the debate sealed the deal. Nobody likes a loser. Uninformed, undecided, and younger voters have heard about the debate in the media, and they will vote for the victor.