The internet’s nerd boyfriend Nate Silver sees corrupt war criminal/history’s greatest monster Barack Dronebama slowly pulling away from that rich white guy who would destroy America faster thereby bringing about The Inevitable Dawn of The Great Progressive Age of Progressive Enlightenment and Anti-Corporatist Veganism:
The three national tracking polls that were published on Friday all moved toward President Obama, probably reflecting momentum from the Democratic convention.
In the Gallup national tracking poll, Mr. Obama moved into a three-point lead over Mitt Romney, up from one point on Thursday.
What’s a bit more worrisome for Mr. Romney is that Gallup’s reporting of the head-to-head results in its poll occurs over a lengthy seven-day window, meaning that only a minority of the interviews in the poll were conducted after the major speeches at the Democratic convention.
Gallup’s approval ratings, however, are published over a three-day window, meaning that they will be quicker to respond to shifts in opinion. Mr. Obama’s approval ratings shot up to 52 percent in the version of poll published on Friday, while his disapproval ratings declined to 43 percent. The FiveThirtyEight forecast model does not use approval ratings directly, but this is a sign that there could be more good news for Mr. Obama in the head-to-head portion of the poll in the days ahead.
Mr. Obama still trails Mr. Romney in the Rasmussen Reports national tracking poll, but he narrowed his deficit to one point from three on Thursday. Rasmussen publishes its results using a three-day window, quicker than the Gallup, though almost none of their interviews yet reflect reactions to Mr. Obama’s speech on Thursday night.
Needless to say, this is good news for
John McCain Future President Dr. Jill Stein.