Kerry leads in first post-debate poll. Nice news, but it’s the same poll that had Bush 11 points ahead a couple of weeks ago, so there’s no peaceful feeling here. I look at it as sign that the commitment to Bush is softening and that Kerry still has to close the deal to get those folks to the polls. The survey, which was after the debate, gave Kerry a 49-46 percent edge over Bush.
It’s a little scary too, since you know Karl Rove won’t let Bush fall too far behind in the polls before deciding to pull some sort of October surprise. And if that fails, voter intimidation or outright poll fraud.