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Are the latest polling numbers evidence of Romney's debate bounce, a correction, or just proof that pollsters are throwing darts at a board in the dark? From The Washington Times:
Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play, and closed the gap with President Obama in other battleground states.
A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing Mr. Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead.
"Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs," said poll director Don Levy. "Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas outside of Philadelphia and also in the central part of the state. With a month and two more debates to go, Pennsylvania's direction on the road to the White House remains in doubt."
Rasmussen reports that Romney now leads by 2 points after being down by as many as 6 in early polling.
So, what does this mean in the grand scheme of things? Absolutely nothing. Polling is an estimate and if Romney doesn't continue to pour on the pressure while keeping focus on the issues that matter, then it's all for naught.