gotta love them numbers
Romney Gallup Numbers Best Since 1936
The Gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters released on October 26 shows Mr. Romney leading Barack Obama 51% to 46%.
Mr. Romney holds the lead in the nine elections since 1936 in which either an incumbent president was defeated or there was no incumbent.
Mr. Romney is even competitive with some victorious incumbents. Mr. Romney is tied with Presidents Eisenhower (1956) and George W. Bush (2004) in their reelection bids, he is ahead of where FDR was in 1940 and 1944, and far ahead of Bill Clinton’s 40% at this point in 1996.