Unpacking the polls

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By Michael Scotto
Unpacking the polls
Unpacking the polls

Over the last couple of days, national polls have hit us like whiplash, with Governor Romney leading one day and President Obama leading the next. 

Today, more head-spinning data came out–this time from the swing states that will determine the outcome of the election. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist surveys from Florida and Virginia show a tightening race, with President Obama and Governor Romney locked in a statistical tie. In Ohio–the state that could really determine the election–the President maintains a small lead.

One of most interesting points in the polls is this: an overwhelming majority of people surveyed had made up their minds before the debate.

Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report came on the show today to break down all of the recent polling data and explain that the debate really did alter the dynamic of the race, making it more competitive than ever. 

Unpacking the polls

Updated