President Obama, Mitt Romney locked in Ohio, Virginia [Rasmussen, 10/5]: Likely voters are statistically split even in swing states Ohio and Virginia. In Virginia, Romney is one point ahead, 49 percent to Obama’s 48. The President leads in Ohio, 50% to Romney's 49.
Obama wins debate... on social media [Pew, 10/5]: "On both Twitter and Facebook, the conversation was much more critical of Mitt Romney than it was of Barack Obama. And when the criticism of one candidate and praise of another are combined, the conversation on Twitter leaned Obama's way. On Facebook it was something of a draw."
Most young voters think Romney won debate [SOTG, 10/4]: "60 percent of 18- to 34-year-old voters who watched last night's debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney believe that Romney came out on top."
Latinos not feeling love from GOP [CNN-ORC, 10/5]: "69% of likely Latino voters believe the Democratic Party cares more about people like them while only 24% say the GOP cares more than the Democrats do."
The horse race [RCP average, 10/5]: An average of national polls shows Obama leading Romney 49.3 to 46.1 percent.