It sounds like Biden is playing to his base. The anger and the emotions aren't for the general public, but for the lefty donors and fanatics
— K T Cat (@ktcat) October 12, 2012
I saw Mitch McConnell in the spin room saying the same thing. CNN's post debate survey points out that the debate was probably not very persuasive for either side overall, with a very slight edge to Ryan.
CNN Poll: Who did debate make you more likely to vote for? 28% Romney / 21% Obama.I don't give a lot of credence to such polls, other than in broad brush; which is to say that the real intended effect for Biden isn't to persuade the undecideds.
— NRSC (@NRSC) October 12, 2012
I am starting to think the race is coming down to Ohio. It seems highly unlikely that Romney would win in Ohio and lose Florida or Virginia. The polls are starting to catch up with reality. Further, the national polls seem good for Romney. The Gallup poll start over-sampling non-whites by about 5% around the Democrat convention, which means their dead heat is probably Romney in the lead outside the margin of error. Even with the oversampling, Romney has a 1% lead.