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Gallup tracking shows Romney steady at +5, but …

posted at 1:27 pm on October 27, 2012 by

… the news gets worse for Obama among registered voters.  The head-to-head LV is 51/46 Romney, but Obama’s lead is gone among RVs, which are tied at 48.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, his approval rating among RVs has dropped to 46/49, a one-day shift from 48/47.

And look at what has happened to that approval rating over the last two days:

Looks like a collapse brewing, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was related to Benghazi, the increasing shrillness and pettiness of Obama’s campaign rhetoric, or both.

Update (AP): To follow up on Ed’s point, you’re well advised to have a look at Gallup’s job approval tracker over time. Except for a blip in mid-September, O’s job rating hasn’t been underwater since the beginning of September, right after the GOP convention. I think Ed’s right that public awareness of Benghazi is catching up to him. Either that, or centrists are starting to tilt towards Romney and this is a sign of abandonment. Certainly fits with the national polls over the last two days.

Update (AP): It’s not just Gallup, either. Check out the late movement in O’s job approval ratings in RCP’s poll average:

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