10/05/2012 10:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10/5/12 Pollster Open Thread

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"The next few days will be interesting given that the trend towards Obama continued today in Rasmussen and Gallup. Will the debate lead to a screeching halt in those numbers? A long, slow slide? Nothing? I agree with others who say a 2-3 point swing, but it wouldn't surprise me to see less." - A New Jersey Farmer