Another day, another wild round of ping-ponging numbers from our ever-changing daily tracking polls for the presidential showdown. If you buy stock in the House of Ras (I know … I know), then Barack Obama has had a sudden and marked surge of support, propelling him back into the lead for the first time in their tracker in well over a week. But if you buy stock in the venerable crew at Gallup, then Barack Obama has a solid lead, and has had it for several days now (of course, they had their whiplash moment last week).
I’d normally chalk all this up to the typical bit of float, but six points in three days is a pretty dramatic float.
Here are those numbers on this Friday lite edition of the Wrap:
PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION POLLING:
NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Obama d. Romney (50-43)
NATIONAL (Rasmussen Tracking): Obama d. Romney (47-46)
FLORIDA (Rasmussen): Romney d. Obama (46-45)
AR-01–D (Talk Business/Hendrix College): Scott Ellington 15, Clark Hall 10, Gary Latanich 4
AR-04–R (Talk Business/Hendrix College): Tom Cotton 39, Beth Anne Rankin 39, John Cowart 4
FL-SEN (Rasmussen): Sen. Bill Nelson (D) 47, Connie Mack (R) 36; Nelson 44, George LeMieux (R) 30; Nelson 48, Mike McCallister (R) 29
A thought or two, as always, is after the jump.