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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:33 AM

Democratic Pollster: Romney Scored Some Points But Not Enough

Democratic Pollster: Romney Scored Some Points But Not Enough

Democrats and independents who were open to voting for Mitt Romney were not won over by the first debate, a memo released by the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action argues. The memo by Democratic pollster Geoff Garin of the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group comes from a dial-in session in Aurora, Colorado of mostly "weak Democrats and independents" who voted for Obama but are open to supporting Romney. Among the panelists who already leaned toward Obama, Romney scored some high marks but President Obama did as well.

Six in 10 respondents gave President Obama favorable ratings for his overall performance in the debate, compared with just one in seven who did so for Romney.

The starkest difference between the two candidates was in their likeability. Eight in 10 respondents gave President Obama high marks for coming across as likeable and down to earth, while very few felt that way about Governor Romney.

Compared with the beginning of the session, there was a doubling in the number of respondents who said that Obama has good ideas for improving the economy. While Romney also improved on this dimension, 63% of respondents said at the end that Obama expressed good ideas for improving the economy, compared with 27% who said the same about Romney in the debate.


The conclusions was that "Obama continues to have the advantage with them, but the deal still is not sealed."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/democratic-pollster-romney-scored-some-points-but-not

After the spin, comes the reality.

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ProSense Oct 2012 OP
ProSense Oct 2012 #1
ProSense Oct 2012 #2
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #8
ProSense Oct 2012 #3
MineralMan Oct 2012 #4
adigal Oct 2012 #5
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #6
yardwork Oct 2012 #7
ProSense Oct 2012 #9
Cali_Democrat Oct 2012 #10

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:56 AM

1. Kick for

not CNN.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. Is this being

ignored because it doesn't fit the "Romney won" claim?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:40 AM

8. Even many Dems are buying into the media/talking head

spin, even though we KNOW the media is full of shit.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:51 AM

3. Another. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:53 AM

4. The debate was just last night. Right now

we have all of the negatives being posted. What you posted is realistic and based on information, rather than being just based on gut feelings.

Reality takes time to develop. Instant analysis is rarely long-lived.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:54 AM

5. This makes sense to me - the same people who rejected Palin

will reject this lying sociopath and his sidekick, Boy Plunder.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:30 AM

6. If they picked the panel well from those who really would have considered switching to Romney

then that is good news. It is the reaction of those who might switch to Romney that counts.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:33 AM

7. 8 in 10 respondents thought Obama came across as likeable while very few felt the same about Romney.

Eight in 10 respondents gave President Obama high marks for coming across as likeable and down to earth, while very few felt that way about Governor Romney.

People who are disappointed that President Obama didn't "fight" Romney may be misunderstanding the Obama strategy here, which was to continue to persuade undecideds in swing states to vote Obama.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:07 PM

9. People still don't like Mitt. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:12 PM

10. Romney's problem is that he comes across as an asshole on TV

because he's an asshole.

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