The 1 Point Difference!
The Pollsters were right. The 2012 US Presidential race was indeed a very close call. The popular votes were almost evenly divided. It surely must have been a dilemma for many a voter to choose between an incumbent with a poor performance record and a challenger whose position they were still figuring out.
Eventually, the long drawn, hard fought battle did produce a decisive outcome but what took many by surprise on the results night is how quickly the winner was projected by the TV networks. The ‘party time’ for the other camp was over way too early that evening!