As predicted here (toot toot) today’s numbers from Rasmussen show Romney up 49-47. This is actually a little faster and more dramatic than I expected them to move.
Today’s tracking poll numbers would be made up of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday so tomorrow’s poll will be the first entirely post-debate poll and may move another point toward Romney.
Barring a major backlash from Big Bird enthusiasts I now think its reasonable to expect Romney to maintain the lead in Rasmussen through the Veep debate next Thursday.
If Ryan does well (and I have few doubts that he will) and if Romney can do no worse than tie Obama in the next debate/town hall, this election could become surprisingly crystallized in Romney’s favor over the next two weeks.