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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:18 PM

Why Team Obama is so Confident

From Politcal Wire

October 24, 2012


Why Team Obama is So Confident


Mark Halperin: "Chicago remains sufficiently funded and emboldened by its own polling to compete for the final two weeks in all nine of the battlegrounds: Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in the South; New Hampshire in the North; Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin in the Midwest; and Nevada and Colorado in the West. As they have in the past, Obama campaign officials say they expect to win a high percentage of those states and conceivably could sweep all nine."

"When pressed, the Obama officials with whom I met said that five of the nine stand out: Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire. In that quintet, Democrats believe the combination of their current leads in polling, early voting (where applicable), and ground game makes their chances of winning even greater there than in the other four. And given the Electoral College math, unless Romney picks off one or more of those five states, Obama would win a minimum of 281 electoral votes and re-election."

As Greg Sargent notes, the polling averages show Obama leading in each of those states as well.

Source
http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/10/24/why_team_obama_is_so_confident.html

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Wildcat1955 Oct 2012 #1
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #3
grantcart Oct 2012 #2
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #4
oswaldactedalone Oct 2012 #5
cthulu2016 Oct 2012 #6

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:21 PM

1. Yes!!

Awesome! Go Mr. President! I'm feeling more confident.

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Response to Wildcat1955 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:23 PM

3. I could not be more excited other than

the day I see him take the oath of office!
We need to keep this going !

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:22 PM

2. It should read "Dick" Halperin

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Response to grantcart (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:25 PM

4. no argument from me there I think

he is the most sullen jerk I see on TV..I am sure he
hated to report this !

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:26 PM

5. Damn right

Now, continue to make calls, encourage early voting, get people to the polls, and get voting guides into the hands of our voters.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:29 PM

6. Shorter version: Team Obama expects 281 Electoral Votes are fairly safe

That's what it works out to.

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