The latest NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls--which, for all you unskewing conspiracy theorists, surveyed more than twice as many self-described conservatives as it did liberals--show Mitt Romney, in Ohio, having surged by ... 2 points.
That leaves Obama ahead by 6.
In Virginia, Romney has gained 3 points since last week's debate, however he and the president remain statistically tied.
For the sheer Sturm und Drang of Wuthering Heights blowback from Denver, however, there's this from Florida: Before, "it was a 1-point race with Obama leading 47 percent to 46 percent." Now, with the dramatic debate having hefted the old and heaved in the new, Obama leads 48 to 47. Breathtaking.
All this on the dawn of Biden's woodshedding of Ryan tonight. This time, the Obama camp knows what to expect. Ryan could materialize as anything from a Randian Skinhead to a Democratic Socialist; such pre-knowledge provides Biden with a devastating, counteroffensive battleplan.