Still fighting, still winning
Gallup will show a shift against Obama today, but that's because they're switching their sample from registered voters to (their assessment of) likely voters, and LV samples are usually more Republican-leaning than RV samples. It's a change in the pool being studied, not in the actual state of the race. (Most other pollsters have already been using LV samples for some time). As for that Pew poll showing Romney four points ahead, there are some substantial issues with its sample.
Our candidates are still ahead in most of the swing Senate races, including Massachusetts. Heidi Heitkamp has even brought the North Dakota seat within reach.
Romney is still the same tone-deaf gaffe-prone arrogant kleptocrat he was a week ago. He's still the man of the 47% speech, the smirk, the laundry list, Seamus the dog, etc., etc., etc. His debate performance is material for a wealth of new ads. His party is still a freak show. And it's time to unleash the Klinton!
Last week was, as I said at the time, a useful antidote to complacency. We don't have this thing in the bag. It won't be in the bag until November 7. But nobody ever won an election (or anything else) by panicking and giving up. We win it by fighting for it. What are you doing?