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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:06 PM

Romney campaign whining about the polls

Romney Camp Pushes Back Against Recent Polling Data

An adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign is pushing back against recent polling data showing President Obama with as much as a 9 point lead nationally, reports Politico’s Ginger Gibson:

“Guys, it’s the middle of summer, it’s the dolldrums, it’s the middle of the Olympics,” the adviser who spoke on background said. “There has not been any national news, anything that would push these numbers from 3 to 9 points.”

The adviser pointed to no changes in Gallup or Rassmussen tracking numbers as evidence those polls were wrong.

“You’ve got to have something to precipitate that kind of sea change,” the adviser said. “The attitudes toward the economy, attitudes on right direction, wrong track haven’t changed a bit. It hasn’t changed, it is still the same as it was a month ago in terms of attitudes toward the economy.”

Thursday marked a rough polling day for Romney after a Fox News poll found the Republican trailing by 9 points. Both a Reuters/Ipsos and a CNN poll previously showed Romney down by 7 points nationally.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romney-camp-pushes-back-against-recent-polling-data

Romney campaign: Pretend that disastrous overseas trip didn't happen and that Mitt isn't getting his ass kicked on Bain, his Romneyhood plan and refusing to release his tax returns.



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Reply Romney campaign whining about the polls (Original post)
ProSense Aug 2012 OP
romneymakes Aug 2012 #1
StrictlyRockers Aug 2012 #13
hatrack Aug 2012 #2
karynnj Aug 2012 #4
Skidmore Aug 2012 #3
Wounded Bear Aug 2012 #5
Floyd_Gondolli Aug 2012 #24
samsingh Aug 2012 #6
riverwalker Aug 2012 #7
barbtries Aug 2012 #11
DefenseLawyer Aug 2012 #8
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #9
SmittynMo Aug 2012 #17
louis-t Aug 2012 #19
DefenseLawyer Aug 2012 #23
ibegurpard Aug 2012 #10
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #12
rocktivity Aug 2012 #14
DallasNE Aug 2012 #18
DallasNE Aug 2012 #15
SmittynMo Aug 2012 #16
Brother Buzz Aug 2012 #20
The_Casual_Observer Aug 2012 #21
sofa king Aug 2012 #22
ProSense Aug 2012 #25

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:09 PM

1. cheaters never win and losers often whine.

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Response to romneymakes (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:17 PM

13. Welcome to DU!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:17 PM

2. He's correct about the Olympics, but . . . 3 weeks to Labor Day, 2.5 weeks to the convention

It's not the "middle of the summer" - that would be, oh, the Fourth of July?

Time's just about up.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:24 PM

4. except that he made himself part of an Olympics side story and was called a twit by the British

then proceeded to anger the entire Arab world by nonsense in Israel. Not to mention saying you won't question foreign policy while overseas does not cancel out actually doing it -- and doing it badly.

Not to mention the other two main stories are what he did when he headed Bain Capital - and the fact that he either lied to the SEC in 1999 or the FEC this year and when he will release his taxes.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. He is a whiner, isn't he?

When Romney stops whining, perhaps he can explain his Bush retread policy proposals to the American people.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:26 PM

5. It's been my experience that all RWers whine....a lot.

Often, they whine about LW whining, especially when said LWers are right. It's what they do.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:03 PM

24. It's because of their sense of entitlement n/t

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:31 PM

6. it is still to early. but hopefully, this lead will solidify and snowball

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:36 PM

7. Oh, "you people"

always seeing things from "the backside". "My friends" the attack on the "Sheiks" was a terrible tragedy. This is "a holy place, so kiss my ass". If you like "Obamaloney" then you should "live in Massachusetts where you have health care".
Yeah, Pus Reamus, nothing has happened.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:51 PM

11. nice recap.

never mind TAXES. lying about where he lives and whether he's employed. and every other thing now that i think of it. lying about everything.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:39 PM

8. Remain calm! All is well!

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:47 PM

9. Hehehe

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:29 PM

17. Excellent

You made my day

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:38 PM

19. Izzat "Neeeder-meyerrrrrrr!!!"?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:56 PM

23. That is Chip Diller

(A young Kevin Bacon for those of you playing at home) Thank you, Sir! May I have another!?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:48 PM

10. there's been no news? really?

while I was changing in the locker room from my swim the other night, there were two talking heads arguing about Romney's tax returns onthe TV playing...they weren't talking about the Olympics...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:54 PM

12. psst, it's not the polls that dont like you, it's the people

daddy cant buy you this one

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:02 PM

14. "You've got to have something to precipitate that kind of sea change"

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“Guys, it’s the middle of summer, it’s the doldrums, it’s the middle of the Olympics,” the adviser who spoke on background said. “There has not been any national news, anything that would push these numbers from 3 to 9 points...You’ve got to have something to precipitate that kind of sea change...”

Is that you, Eric "Sir-Gaffes-A-Lot" Fehrnstrom? If so, I know of something that would have "pushed" the numbers from 3 to 9 points -- AND YOU CAN FIND IT BY LOOKING IN A MIRROR!


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

18. Someone Should Ask Fehrnstrom How Well

Shaking the Etch-A-Sketch is working now that even Fox has them trailing by 9 points.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:26 PM

15. And The Other Thing Is

That there is some down ticket movement starting to show up as well. Not a great deal yet but movement in those races lags what happens at the top of the ticket.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:29 PM

16. Lets take the high ground!!!

Foul Foul, Foul. What a friggin cry baby. I absolutely love it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/romney-campaign-insists-high-ground_n_1764463.html



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:42 PM

20. The middle of the Olympics? I thought Mitt was supposed to get a bounce because of that

Hell, he didn't even get a dead cat bounce. Why is that, Sherlock?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:44 PM

21. It will be 15 pts by the end of the month I hope.

Even NPR was cautiously admitting that Obama was significantly ahead in the polls.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:51 PM

22. The funny part is the polls and the press are on his side.

Both of those industries have a monetary interest in keeping the race closer than it actually is, and I have no doubt that both have been doing just that for months now.

Wait until Rassmussen cuts the rope on him at the beginning of October. It's gonna look like a ski jump aiming into an abyss.

Edit: Actually, Rassmussen cut the rope on McCain about eight weeks out, as you can see in the data on this page:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2008/2008_presidential_election/general_election_match_up_history

Or in the blue line in the first graph on this page:

http://politicsandprosperity.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/election-2012-a-new-indicator-12th-post/

Conservatives try to blame McCain's drop on the financial crisis of '08, but what I see is a pollster desperately trying to push a car with no brakes over a hill, and then giving up.


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Response to sofa king (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:18 AM

25. If not for the media,

Mitt's would be done!

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