USA Today Shocker: 'Obama, Romney Nearly Tied in Electoral College'
If you've been paying attention to the Drudge Report lately, you've seen headlines linking to Real Clear Politics data showing how the presidential race has tightened since President Obama and Mitt Romney debated in Denver.
Rather surprisingly, the folks at USA Today not only noticed, but also published an article Sunday with the shocking headline, "Obama, Romney Nearly Tied in Electoral College'':
Obama leads in states with 201 electoral votes, according to state polling averages compiled by the RealClearPolitics website. Romney leads in states with 191 electoral votes. [...]
Two-and-half weeks ago, RealClearPolitics gave Obama a lead of 265-191 in the Electoral College, in part because Ohio was considered a "likely Obama" state.
After accurately depicting Ohio is now a tossup again, author David Jackson said the reason was the debate.
"Romney's strong performance in the Oct. 3 debate, and Obama's relatively poor one, enabled the Republican challenger to close margins in a variety of national and state polls," wrote Jackson.
"In terms of popular vote, Romney is ahead of Obama, according to the RealClearPolitics average of national polls," he continued. "Romney averages 47.3%, while Obama is at 45.9%."
Will wonders never cease.
Now let's see the rest of the Obama-loving media follow suit.