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NYT/CBS Poll: Romney Takes the Lead, Brutal Internals for Obama

katekastorff Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 12:31 PM
The VP debate was like watching Batman and the Joker. Paul Ryan debated the issues in a serious, calm manner while "Joker Joe" guffawed, snorted, dramatically threw his arms into the air and grinned like a demoniac. The only thing missing was the red lipstick and white face. I've got breaking news for Joker Joe Biden. A dead ambassador, a dead economy and a very live cover-up is no laughing matter.

The top line is only 47 percent for Romney compared to 46 percent for Obama, but that's among registered -- not likely -- voters with a D/R/I sample breakdown of 33/26/41 (D+6.5).  Here are the basics, then it's all downhill from there for The One:
 

Forty-seven percent of registered voters nationwide who lean towards a candidate back Romney, while 46 percent support the president. Four percent are undecided. The one percentage point difference is within the survey's three point margin of error. Romney leads by eight points among men; the president leads by five points...