Trying to read and interpret polls on the Presidential election that are this are out is extremely difficult. Generally, upward movement is good, and downward movement is bad. However, recent polls in New Hampshire and Iowa are throwing everything off. A couple weeks ago, there were polls that showed Romney with huge leads in Iowa and New Hampshire. Now, polls in those states are showing him without those leads, although still doing well. The polls that first revealed his lead made sense, coming after the debates (both of which Romney won). These polls….don’t. Romney has said nothing, done nothing, and had no negative press that would cause this big of a drop in the polls.
Take a look (courtesy of wiki):
Obviously, something is wrong, and I don’t know which polls to believe. The only thing I can think of is to wait for more polls from the polling groups that showed Romney in the lead, but I find it hard to believe that Romney (who has had consistent momentum in polls) has truly lost these leads to McCain – particularly when McCain is taking extremely unpopular positions.