Mark Blumenthal | October 16, 2008
Nielsen says 56.5 million watched last night's debate.
Karl Rove uses Post/ABC data to claim that Obama hasn't "closed the sale" on qualifications.
Jon Cohen, Washington Post pollster, says Rove "exaggerates" doubts about Obama's experience compared with Bush in 2000.
Brian Schaffner considers Rove's claim that Obama is underachieving.
Charles Franklin considers McCain's best path to 270.
Slate's Explainer ponders "what's with all the Quinnipiac polls?"
Sam Boyd digs deep into "dial testing."
Carl Bialik reports on a brand consulting firm that monitors and quantifies candidate "advocacy" in the comments sections of website (and says Obama leads there too).
Nate Silver has fun with Drudge.
PPP finds a West Virginia list sample.
Also a self-promotion alert: I'll be on CNN tomorrow morning at about 7:24 a.m. Eastern Time. So tomorrow's morning update might be a little later than usual