In what could impact the entire race, and determine the outcome in favor for Romney, my prediction early on, is somehow becoming a reality.
While the media is still licking the remaining bones from the Democratic convention last week in Charlotte, considering how big of a bump Obama got in the polls, The Investors Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll shows the race tightening once again, putting to rest the early predictions, as Obama inched ahead from a 4-month long statistical tie.
What’s even more telling in the TIPP poll, are the inroads Mitt Romney is making, gaining support among Jewish voters. A breakdown of religion along with other demographic groups shows President Obama maintaining a lead among Jews but by a smaller margin – 59 to 35 percent for Mitt Romney, with six percent undecided. While that is still a majority it is a dramatic decline from the 78 percent of the Jewish vote he got in 2008.
The new Reagan, somebody mentioned? well, if Romney ends up with 35+ of the Jewish vote, its a landslide. Oh, and Josh Mandel will end up as the first Orthodox Jewish, Republican Senator.