That does look pretty suspicious; we'll see what happens in the next few days. Gallup is still offline from the hurricane; it will be interesting to see if they too are singing a new tune. My inclination is to assume pollsters are dutifully following their own procedures and publishing whatever they come up with; they may be 'biased' in the statistical sense but are not cooking the books. That assumption may be strained if all of a sudden Rassmussen starts saying that, yep, Obama is indeed up 2-4% in Ohio...
No surprise, but in case anyone wasn't paying attention Rasmussen and Gallup were way biased toward the republicans. PPP, YouGov, and Ipsos/Reuters were the best. The last of these was a surprise to me because Ipsos did a lot of online polling.
I was surprised by Gallup though-they were wrong almost throughout. Rasmussen is a joke - no one takes them seriously well except for Dick Morris and hardcore republicans.
Then there was that Suffolk pollster who quit pollingh FL, VA and NC because they felt it was a lock for Romney. I wonder if they were actually trying to shift the narrative-quite a lot of polls put VA as Obama's and FL a toss up. NC was always close, but leaning Romney. But this one just publicly announced that all three states were locked up for Romney and so they stopped polling. Just seemed strange for a polling org to do that during the election cycle-so close to the election date.