- Nov 3, 2009
I guessWhy wouldn't they change their mind? Even if the polls aren't perfectly accurate, they still registered a major shift towards Romney (and away from Obama) as a result of one debate that wasn't really as much about content as style. Anyone who changed their mind based on the debate is clearly not a very dedicated voter for either side...so the end result is that Obama's soft support became Romney's soft support. It seems unlikely to me that people willing to switch to Romney at this stage of the election are now locked into voting for him.
"Another thing that is in Romney's favor is that people aren't going to suddenly decide to vote for Obama at this stage of the game."
"Another thing that is in Romney's favor is that people are less likely to suddenly decide to vote for Obama at this stage of the game."
People are more likely to decide for the challenger than a sitting president a couple weeks outside of an election. If I was an Obama supporter I'd be very worried about that 46% number. Romney has easier ground to make up to get to a clear majority than does Obama.