the damage is already done
Ohio poll: Romney leads 51-48 among those certain to vote
The first post-presidential debate poll in critical Ohio shows that Mitt Romney blunted President Obama's momentum with his winning performance and is now leading the president among Ohioans who say that they are "certain" to vote.
Overall, the race is deadlocked with Obama over Romney 50 percent to 49 percent, according to the poll taken Thursday night.
But among the stunning 92 percent of all voters in the state who say they are certain to go to the polls on Election Day, Romney leads 51 percent to 48 percent.
And among the 83 percent who have already made up their minds how they will vote, Romney is ahead 52 percent to 48 percent.