Romney Opens Stunning Seven-Point Lead In Gallup Poll

It’s probably too good to be true; the venerable Gallup Poll is turning into an outlier. But it sure is fun to see: Romney 52%, Obama 45%, among likely voters. Gallup uses a 7-day rolling average, which means that all of these numbers post-date Joe Biden’s performance, and one-seventh of the responses are after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate. While, as I say, the seven-point margin is an outlier, there is no doubt that the tide is flowing in Romney’s direction, and no sign so far that the Obama campaign’s desperate efforts have done anything to stem it.

STEVE adds: I credit Dennis Miller’s endorsement for the Romney surge.

UPDATE: Romney has also taken the lead in Real Clear Politics’ electoral map. Not too meaningful, given the number of states in the “toss up” column, but I think this may be the first time Romney has had the higher electoral total:

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