No candidate, in the history of Gallup, has ever been above 50% this late and lost.
This is huge because it pops the balloon in many voters minds about the inevitability of the Obama re-election that had been the narrative for several weeks leading up to the first debate. Gravity is pulling on Obama now, more than anything. Romney is now viewed by most open-minded people in America as competent, caring, energized, capable, in command, not “over-the-top” — in short, he is a viable alternative to the status quo now. Since the status quo sucks, it is a millstone around Obama’s polling numbers.
Rove just repeated what you posted about no canddate losing at this point in an election when they’ve broken 50%, like Romney just did. DOes anyone have a cite from Gallup’s or another website confirming? This is amazing news if accurate.