Romney Comes Out of Final Debate with New Poll Lead and an Arsenal of New Ads (Update: New Gallup Numbers Added)
Rasmussen shows a four-point national lead today for Mitt Romney as the campaigns head into the final two weeks.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 46%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
Other than brief convention bounces, this is the first time either candidate has led by more than three points in months. See daily tracking history.
One sign that the Romney campaign is confident that their man hit his marks is the number of ads the campaign has already cut from the debate.
Team Romney has turned the governor's "Apology tour" comments into a new ad striking Obama's alienation of Israel. They followed that ad with "Highest Responsibility," in which Romney's comments about the Navy take center stage.
But the strongest of the three new ads is probably "The Clear Path," which showcases Romney's closing argument in the final debate.
Strong stuff. Confident stuff. Closing arguments stuff. Mitt Romney may have really closed the deal last night.
Update: Gallup's tracking poll numbers were a little late today. They show Romney holding a 51-46 lead (Obama gained a point) among likely voters, and still leading by one among registered voters.