Not only is he up, he’s up in this particular poll by more than either candidate has ever been up — the previous record a 3 point lead belonging to Obama:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney picking up 48% of the vote, while President Obama attracts 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. …
This is the first time either candidate has been ahead by more than two points since President Obama held a three-point edge on May 21. As with all such changes, it remains to be seen whether these new numbers reflect a lasting change in the race or are merely statistical noise.
I’m getting the feeling that it’s much worse than even this poll suggests. We’re at the point now that where I live, very few people will now admit they voted for the guy. What’s worse, within the hallowed walls of academia only the nuttiest and most hardcore left leaning are vocally supporting him. I don’t think I’ve seen a single Obama bumper sticker in the faculty lot that isn’t a leftover from ’08. That says something about a major enthusiasm gap.