If Election Was Held Today, Romney would win by 26 electoral votes.
I leave it to you to read the actual article.
I think what we're seeing, and I could well be wrong, is a general realization that Obama - for all his excellent rhetorical skills when reading a good speech on his teleprompter - is hopelessly incompetent to be President, and Biden's worse.
Romney and Ryan are running as adults. They're putting forth ideas and concepts that Obama and Biden - and their sycophants in the media, are having a hell of a time refuting. You can't, when trying to disparage a plan, go "That can't possibly work!" without (A) actually explaining WHY it can't, and/or (B) having something that you can point at as a workable alternative.
A and B are notably lacking in the Obama campaign. Obama's big line now is that his budget (which is so messed up that he gets NO votes from either Republicans OR Democrats) - will save $4 trillion over the next 10 years. With another stimulus, everything will be just fine.
Well, we're running $1.5 trillion deficit a year at present. If we continue that, we'll only be $11 trillion more in the hole rather than $15? Somehow, we're to take your promise of fiscal prosperity if we only give you even MORE money as the way to a bright future?
Color me unimpressed. He can't be serious about this. And if he is - then he's really incompetent.
Zombie over at Zombietime has an excellent takedown of Obama's "You didn't build that" speech. The takeaway on it is scary. That's another I'll not try to excerpt. (You might also want to check out the "Occupy The Farm" post. It's entertaining, and instructive.)
At this point, we're seeing the political choices for President boiling down to someone with proven governing ability, economic acumen, and a record of success, who has chosen an economically literate VP, who has a plan for the future and presents it well - and a spoiled incompetent with delusions of grandeur with a VP that (to put it charitably) should probably have been urged to retire in '08.
(If the DNC tapped Hillary for VP at this point, if I were her, I'd put on track shoes and look to Usain Bolt for advice on running away from that 'honor'.) (Hmm. Looks like she already has. Don't know how I feel about her running for President - I think her political star has long since set - but she couldn't be worse than Obama.)
I do know this much - if Romney/Ryan win, we'll likely get out of the mess we're in. It won't be painless - it'll be rough as hell. It's going to take a long time to overturn and roll back a lot of the garbage that Obama's put in place, and it's going to take even longer to shrink government back down. It's going to hurt - there's no way around it.
If Obama wins - well, we're sunk. Unfettered by a need to actually please enough people to get elected again, we'll see an Obama that'll probably emulate Hugo Chavez.
We have a choice in November. Hope and Change - or Fear and Blame? Which will you choose?