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GALLUPS "REAL" Release Shows Obama GAINING 2 Head-to-Head, 5 on Approval (MSM MISLEADING AGAIN!)

GALLUPS "REAL" Release Shows

Get this WORD OUT NOW to the misleading headline writers in the MSM!

MSNBC just FEATURED 47-47 tie @ (16+ / 0-)
2pm!!!!! The +5 Obama poll has been out since 1pm!! I just emailed Tamron Hall and ask her what the hell was she and MSNBC doing?????

Gallup Daily Poll Regular Monday Release

10:31 AM PT: RCP now is reporting both polls but only including the "tie" in their average.

10:47 AM PT: Note from Chicago Lawyer comment below: to get to this current average implies the Sunday one-day number was 59 O - 39 R. No wonder they tried to get out something ahead of that.

11:53 AM PT: Now RCP has this caveat for their average: "*Gallup released two tracking poll results on October 8. The more recent results (reflecting post-debate interviews) are included in the RCP National Average." So older numbers are now more recent numbers.

Hey, Gallup, how about clarifying all this by putting out an updated press release showing the 3 day average using the most recent Sunday numbers? What? Hello? Hello? ...



MON OCT 08, 2012 AT 10:04 AM PDT
Big Fat Bump for Obama in Gallup & Raz Trackers:
Truth from Job Numbers Trumps Lies from Debate

by Ian Reifowitz
Just for those worry-warts, here's some news from Gallup:

Obama Job Approval: Approve: 48, Disapprove: 46
Head to Head: O: 49, R: 46

Job Approval: Approve: 51, Disapprove: 44
Head to Head: O: 50, R: 45


Romney, Phoney on Israel/Palestine.

Romney, Phoney

Romney on Israel/Palestine.

Foreign Policy Speech …

Finally, I will recommit America to the goal of a democratic, prosperous Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the Jewish state of Israel. On this vital issue, the President has failed, and what should be a negotiation process has devolved into a series of heated disputes at the United Nations. In this old conflict, as in every challenge we face in the Middle East, only a new President will bring the chance to begin anew.

Private Fundraiser …

“I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there’s just no way … the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish … So what you do is, you say, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem…and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.”


GM to add 2,000 jobs in Michigan

Source: Detroit News

October 8, 2012 at 1:00 am
GM to add 2,000 jobs in Michigan

IT center to open in Warren tech campus; other projects in works

General Motors Co. and the state are expected to announce today that GM will create 2,000 new jobs in Michigan, beginning with up to 1,500 at a new information technology innovation center in Warren.

The automaker and the Governor's Office are expected to make formal announcements later today.

It's unclear where GM would add the other 500 jobs, but the state says the innovation center is the first of three projects the company will announce.

GM will invest $300 million combined for the three. The state said GM plans no major investment spending on the information technology center; it will be housed in an existing building undergoing renovation on the Warren Tech Center campus.

Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121008/AUTO0103/210080340#ixzz28inFnkyT

sorry Mitt

Democrats get smart, use Todd Akin as poster boy for Republican Party

Remember: This is what a hearing on women's health care looks like when Republicans are in charge.

Todd Akin is just the impolite expression of an array of policies that a Republican platform and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support and are pretty unpopular and try to avoid talking about..........

It’s like letting the crazy relative out of the back room and into the party. It just shown a light for most people are appalled by the ignorance of these politicians when it comes to women’s lives and to their health and to their reproductive systems.


Democrats steadily gain in Senate races nationwide

Source: The Plum Line

Democrats steadily gain in Senate races nationwide
By Jamelle Bouie

While most political observers have been focused on the size of Mitt Romney’s bounce from last week’s debate, something else has been happening at the state level — Democratic Senate candidates have begun to break away from their Republican opponents. In Virginia, after a year-long period of stability, Democrat Tim Kaine has finally begun to break away from Republican George Allen. In the most recent Rasmussen poll, he wins 52 percent to Allen’s 47 percent, which matches his overall favorability with Virginia voters.

Likewise, in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren has built a solid lead over Scott Brown, in a race that was tied for most of the year. On average, according to Real Clear Politics, she leads by 3.5 percentage points. The most recent poll gives her a five-point lead over Brown among registered voters, with a 50 percent favorability rating. Earlier polls showed Warren building her support with Obama voters, and that is ongoing — she’s a short step away from winning 90 percent of Democratic voters in Massachusetts.

The polling in states such as Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida is less recent, but it shows a similar trend — Tammy Baldwin has built a 5-point lead over former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, Sherrod Brown has maintained his advantage over Josh Mandel in Ohio, and Bill Nelson is still leading Connie Mack in Florida. And, thanks to the huge missteps of Todd Akin, the unpopular Claire McCaskill has found a path to reelection. If there’s a wild card, it’s in Arizona, where Democrat Richard Carmona has pulled within striking distance of Republican Jeff Flake. A GOP loss in Arizona would leave Democrats with a stronger position in the Senate than they currently hold.

It almost goes without saying that this is immensely significant for the next presidential administration. If President Obama wins reelection, a larger majority in the Senate — and a smaller Republican majority in the House — will give him a little more space to manuever, even if Senate Democrats still have to deal with procedural hurdles like the filibuster. It’s not guaranteed, but Democrats will probably get a better deal in the upcoming fiscal negotiations if they cut into the GOP’s advantage on the congressional level.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/democrats-steadily-gain-in-senate-races-nationwide/2012/10/08/f2a84ed6-1154-11e2-9a39-1f5a7f6fe945_blog.html#pagebreak

Romney: The Double Down vs. The Double Back

LOL: Raz: Obama 5-point Post Debate Bounce in Iowa, 4 in Colorado


We have a very, very broken media and political system in this country.

What if President Obama had spent an entire year campaigning on a $5 trillion stimulus program comprised entirely of government spending? What if that spending were on programs as unpopular, say, tax cuts for the rich?

And what if, when confronted about the notion that this plan might add to the federal deficit, the President answered that it was revenue neutral, because he promised to cut $5 trillion in other spending to make up for it, even though said spending doesn't exist? What if the President refused to state any of the specifics of the spending that would be cut, even when asked about it directly on a friendly network like MSNBC?

And what would the reaction be if, during the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney called out the President on this spending plan, only to hear back that the President had never suggested any sort of plan like that in the first place? What if the moderator had then refused to interrupt and correct the record, allowing a "he-said-she-said" vacuous argument to take place for 20 minutes?

What would the reaction of the press establishment be? What sort of bias would the media be said to have? Would the President have been awarded a debate victory on the basis of that response?


So Easy For The 1%: Tommy Thompson Forgets How Many Homes He Owns

Thompson acknowledged owning all three houses.

But that was it, he said.

Only later did a correction come from his campaign staff:

He actually has one more place he calls home.

Thompson - who is running against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin - had forgotten his condo off Lake Wisconsin in Sauk County. The property is currently assessed at more than $1.3 million.

Four houses for the former four-term governor.


Mitt's Biggest Lie

Monday, October 08, 2012
Mitt's biggest lie! (You won't find this anywhere else...)
David Axelrod now says that Obama stumbled because he was taken aback by the "brazeness" of Romney's performance. Axelrod says -- I think correctly -- that Mitt's statements were "...completely unrooted in fact. It was completely unrooted in the positions he's taken before."


Last night, I made one catch which no-one else seems to have noticed, except -- to a degree -- Igor Volsky, writing in Think Progress. And even he didn't turn on all the lights. Let's begin by quoting Igor:

6) “I saw a study that came out today that said you’re going to raise taxes by $3,000 to $4,000 on middle-income families.” Romney is pointing to this study from the American Enterprise Institute. It actually found that rather than raise taxes to pay down the debt, the Obama administration’s policies — those contained directly in his budget — would reduce the share of taxes that go toward servicing the debt by $1,289.89 per taxpayer in the $100,000 to $200,000 range.

I looked at that study. http://www.aei.org/files/2012/10/01/-a-simple-measure-of-the-distributional-burden-of-debt-accumulation_210316287852.pdf

Not only does it not say anything about Obama raising taxes on middle-income families -- it says, in fact, that Romney will make people in that income bracket pay more. Substantially more.



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