Romney was losing badly before the first debate. Largely due to the fact that America hadn’t seen him and was relying on the negative attack ads delivered by the Obama campaign they viewed him as a monster.
Then came Colorado.
And Romney showed himself as a compassionate capable leader who would deliver America to a path far more favorable than Obama.
And he sky rocketed.
Obama won the second debate in a narrow decision, it did very little to slow the momentum.
The third debate was more of a decisive victory for the President and he enjoyed a resurgence; Gallup, a favorite of the left, saw Romney’s lead go from +7 to +3 in days. However, today Romney is back to +5 thanks in part to rising Romney and falling Obama.
Further hurting Obama is the on going drama that is Benghazi. It’s clear now that the Obama administration handled this badly. They had direct knowledge within hours, failed to act appropriately and then lied to the American people starting in the Rose Garden, in spite of Candy Crowley’s defense.
Romney gains as Obama loses in Likely voters while Obama suffers a 6 point turn around in Approval.