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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:56 PM

Mitt desperately trying to spin Ohio

Romney Memo Unskews TIME Ohio Poll

A TIME poll of Ohio this week put Obama up 5 in Ohio, in line with other recent polls by major news outlets, but Mitt Romney's campaign assured supporters in a new memo Thursday that things are still looking up.

"Some public polling shows the true nature of the race," the memo by political director Rich Beeson and Ohio state director Scott Jennings read. "Rasmussen this week showed it tied at 48%, Suffolk tied at 47%, and Angus-Reid tied at 48%. Our view is that the race is a dead heat with Romney on an unmistakable upward track."

As for that TIME poll? Too many Democrats, the Romney campaign complains: "Anything more than D+8 [TIME was +9] shows a survey to be vastly out of touch with today’s political reality – Obama isn’t as popular, his base isn’t as energized, and Mitt Romney’s supporters are poised to shatter voter contact records in Ohio." They added that Romney is winning independents in the same poll, a sign they think heralds an eventual win.

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http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/romney-memo-unskews-time-ohio-poll


Earlier:

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A Time Magazine poll released Wednesday showed Mr. Obama with a five-point edge over Mr. Romney in Ohio, 49 percent to 44 percent, which is within the margin of sampling error. Party strategists on both sides say the race appears to be remarkably close, but two senior Republican officials here said that they believed Mr. Obama had a slight advantage and that they worried that Mr. Romney’s gains had leveled off.

Advisers to Mr. Romney argue that they can win the election without winning Ohio, but it means that the campaign must perform nearly flawlessly in every other battleground. One aide referred to Ohio as “still the big nut to crack,” but a victory would probably mean that Mr. Obama’s Midwestern firewall of Iowa and Wisconsin also was highly vulnerable.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/us/politics/romney-campaign-fights-for-electoral-votes.html



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ProSense Oct 2012 OP
JRLeft Oct 2012 #1
geek tragedy Oct 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #3
CoffeeCat Oct 2012 #4
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #9
Maximumnegro Oct 2012 #5
smorkingapple Oct 2012 #6
Maximumnegro Oct 2012 #7
Jennicut Oct 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #10
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #11
budkin Oct 2012 #12

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:58 PM

1. They have to say, this in order to keep their base motivated.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:00 PM

2. Tis but a flesh wound! nt

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:01 PM

3. The spin is so huge that they could probably live off the power generated!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:05 PM

4. The right-wing loons are clinging to Rasmussen polls...

I've never seen anything like the disinformation and poll skewing that has created an alternate universe for Republicans this year.

Yes, the Time poll is significant. A five-point lead for Obama in Ohio is devastating for Romney. Romney can't win without Ohio. There's just no way.

I tell ya---I am totally shocked at what I read on other right-leaning sites. They are convinced of so many negative things about Obama and his campaign, and they're just so sure that Romeny is going to win handily. They are delusional. Completely nuts.

I have been looking at numbers and trying to be objective--because I'm someone who just wants to know the truth--don't give me the bullshit, just level with me. It is clear that Obama is doing better in the electoral college. Absolutely no doubt about it. And the top key swing states, he's ahead and has always been ahead, as in PA, OH, IA, NV.

It's riveting to visit these other sites and see them clinging to a couple of national polls (which are meaningless at this point) and hanging onto Rasmussen polls for dear life.

These people are going to unravel at the seams on election night. They are in severe denial, and these Republican-leaning pollsters and opinionators who write articles about lite turnout at Obama rallies and Mitt having momentum--do not do these wacknuts any favors. They are doing a disservice. Plus, they'll probably go ballistic on election night when they don't win.

I just read an article about "satellite voting site" in my state of Iowa. It's a new thing. A new law allows small, satellite voting offices if someone can get 100 signatures. Then, the state election people will allow the location to be a satellite poll location for a week or so. OMG...Obama secured signatures for 50+ satellite sites on Iowa college campuses. Is that not genius??? They've also got them at Hispanic grocery stores, Wal Mart and other key sites.

Talk about taking this campaign to a granular level. It's inspiring.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:46 PM

9. +1

God analysis!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:07 PM

5. Holy Crap. That's BIG you guys.

That is a stunning statement if you think about it. They are conceding Ohio. That is straight up political speak for we have lost Ohio. They could just as easily have said the same bull about a tie or surge or whatever. They didn't.

They didn't.

No one believes the swing state sweep can happen. Nobody. So for them to say this to TIME is a big deal.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:11 PM

6. This is big. This is basically what they were saying in September. Losing campaigns do this.

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Response to smorkingapple (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:13 PM

7. Yep!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:17 PM

8. If WI and IA stay stronger then OH in the polls, then why would OH turn to Romney?

It wouldn't. OH will follow WI and IA.

Reality is setting in folks. They are looking at alternatives to Ohio.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:48 PM

10. K&R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:01 PM

11. OMG the DELUSION!! "– Obama isn’t as popular, his base isn’t as energized,"

really fuckwad???? So those 15k who showed up just to hear the President are.. bored without anything else to do??? How about the folks in line for hours to vote early in Ohio???

OMG... I know they're trying to look macho, but they've wandered into batshit crazy territory.

Of course, Romney's son DOES own voting machines in Ohio, INCLUDING the maintenance contracts, so it could be their narrative to cover the widespread suppression and theft like 2004. Big Diff is that the President is not going to fold if this happens, like 2004.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:08 PM

12. Hahahahaha

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