Better put some ice on it, Axelhead.
And Mr. Gallup may want to increase his security detail. In particular, don’t go for walks alone at night.
Pure opinion: I think this is ground Obama cannot win back unless he tries an October Surprise.
Obama had been at around 51% before, just a few weeks ago, and Romney gained the upper hand after the debate, but Obama can’t do the same because he’s the incumbent. It’s easy as a challenger to peel voters away from the known quantity if they’re already dissatisfied with his performance, but once they switch, the incumbent has a real hard time getting them back because they already know him. Basically, if you’ve already decided that you’re not going to vote for Barry, you’re already locked in. He can’t pull you back.