Trends in polling show up first in national polling then are followed a few weeks afterward in state polling. Current state polling reflects the bump received from Clinton’s speech.
People voting for Romney shouldn’t be concerned as it will fade. They should be focused instead on the surge upward reflected in Rassmussen’s polling just released and the fact Romney wasted his opportunity to even his standing with Obama at his own convention. Instead of being at a tie or statistically slightly ahead once polling has faded imo Obama still slightly leads. That’s on Romney.
The debates are his last opportunity to convince apathetic and/or hostile voters towards him that a vote for him is more then just the “slightly less bad” choice. Otherwise some people will just vote Obama again while others that cannot tolerate either of them sit home.
Gallup is owned by the regime but we can’t discount the polls that don’t agree with us. I can ignore them and just encourage my neighbors to vote .. but either way, the American public will be surprised if Obama wins and the media will be surprised when Romney wins..