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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:45 PM

Some bad polling from Colorado

Take with a grain of salt.
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/oct/6/new-polls-shows-romney-overtake-obama-colorado-nat/

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A new poll shows Mitt Romney flipping a 5-point deficit in Colorado before the first presidential debate, which was held on Wednesday in Denver, to a 3.5-point advantage later in the week another signal that Mr. Romney's comparatively strong debate performance has started to translate into rising poll numbers for the Republican.

A poll from Gravis Marketing, conducted Oct. 3-4, shows Mr. Romney with a 49.4 percent to 45.9 percent lead over Mr. Obama. The president had held nearly a 5-point lead in a poll conducted Sept. 25, at 50.2 percent to 45.5 percent.

Mr. Obama's job approval numbers are also significantly underwater in the new poll: 40.5 percent approve, while 50.9 percent disapprove. Just 36.8 percent of voters say the country is on the right track, compared to 53.5 percent who think it's on the wrong track.

The political party affiliation of the survey's sample was about 32 percent Republican, 28 percent Democrat and 40 percent "other."
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. More like: Take with a salt mine.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:48 PM

2. Bad POLLING, indeed...

As others have pointed out, the poll records Romney with a 17.5% lead among African-Americans. That should be enough to discredit it right there.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:49 PM

3. The Dems are hirinng leaders / organizers from CA to go there now

I got an email Thursday - glad they are addressing CO

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

5. Our local OFA rep

was sent to Florida.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:51 PM

4. Washington Times? Take a deep breath and relax. nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:05 PM

7. Gravis is not reputable

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:08 PM

8. Washington Times? Gravis Marketing? Shocker. nt.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:12 PM

9. That poll has 60% of the African-American vote going to Romney.

Did they poll the only three black republicans in Colorado and two black Dems?

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:55 PM

10. +1

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:56 PM

11. Gravis is unreliable

 

Gravis is considered an additional +15 due to the bad Republican bias.

Colorado will remain in Obama's hands.

PBS in Colorado is still very big here.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:01 PM

12. Gravis is dubious at best. In fact "Gravis" logged on to DU and had some curious things to say.

Thread from AshleysHubby:

Florida pollster (Gravis) donated to Republicans
http://upload.democraticunderground.com/10021265606



Thread by Underpants:

"Gravis Marketing" -- no one knows who they are -- trying to change "averages of polls"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021346488

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:12 PM

13. Wahington Times? Never heard of it. Is that the Moonie rag?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:13 PM

14. Washington TIMES??? Gravis Marketing? Since when are we posting right wing sources? nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:17 PM

15. Gravis is a GOP firm and after the Dem convention had Romney ahead by 5 in Colorado.

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