Second, pollsters such as Gallup have actually ceased polling (for at least one day) because of the disruptions. ANY poll that comes out now will have a severely tainted sample. If it took 1000 calls to get one respondent before, think of the number it will take now.
Barry is stuck. Nothing he can do will save him.
Another important thing to consider is the momentum this poll shows. Charlie Sykes mentioned this morning that this poll was 51-46 Obama just a few weeks ago. That result could have been called an outlier (I’ll call it one) because at that point Obama wasn’t over 50 in any reliable poll, and this one may be an outlier, too, because it shows Romney well below where Ras and Gallup have had him.
But more to the point, whether the pollsters have been gaming the system or whether the race really did do a complete U-turn after the debate, people who were telling us Romeny was toast a few weeks ago are telling us he’s on top and surging a week out.
That means something.