• Mitt Romney's Poll Swing Miracle

    Yesterday, we established that Mitt Romney had not only the best debate performance of his life, but also the best debate performance in the history of U.S. presidential politics (or at least since Gallup started recording them). Unfortunately for Romney, that doesn't mean anything if it's not reflected in the polls.

    Fortunately for Romney, it is being reflected in the polls

    Romney won 49 percent support from likely voters in the poll, compared to 47 percent for Obama. It’s the first time all year Romney has led in the poll, which was conducted on behalf of the liberal Daily Kos website and the Service Employees International Union. Obama led 49-45 percent in the group’s previous poll, conducted before last week’s debate…

    It’s the second poll in a row to show Romney swinging to a lead following his historic trouncing of Obama at last week’s debate. A poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center showed Romney with a 4-point lead nationally. In the Pew poll, Romney enjoyed an 18-point swing among female voters.

    You think a string of polls showing new leads for Romney is impressive? That's nothing! I've heard through the grapevine that another poll's coming out soon in which it turns out that Mitt Romney has already been elected president. And that's not even technically possible. But that's how good Romney's debate performance was! It has bent the fabric of logic and literally achieved the impossible.

    You need another example of something even less believable coming true, something even more impossible being made possible? Suddenly, conservatives believe in the reality of poll data. If that's not a miracle, I don't know what is!

    Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, Debates, Mitt Romney, Polls


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