On second thought: Obama 52, Romney 43

posted at 5:25 pm on April 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Old theory from an hour ago: Dude, we’ve got this.

New theory: Dude, game over.

Half of those questioned say that Obama is more likely to stand up for what he believes, with only 29% saying that about Romney. Nearly half say that Romney is more likely to change his position on the issues for political reasons, just 39% saying the same thing about the president. Obama has double-digit leads over Romney on likeability, honesty, confidence, values, leadership and almost every other characteristic tested, with one important exception.

“Obama and Romney are essentially tied on who is more likely to get the economy moving again, and that may provide Romney an opening to chip away at Obama’s current overall lead,” says Holland…

Obama’s likeability and strong performance on personal characteristics helps explain why three-quarters of his supporters questioned say their vote will be a vote for Obama, not a vote against his opponent. By contrast, more than six in ten Romney supporters say their choice will be mostly be a vote against Obama.

The crosstabs (in PDF format) are here for your perusal. Unless I missed it, there’s no partisan breakdown given so there’s no hard evidence that there’s a Democratic skew here or a Republican skew in Gallup’s tracker. But here’s a clue as to what’s going on:

Among independents, Gallup has Romney leading O by six; among the same group, CNN has Obama leading Mitt by five. That discrepancy explains the discrepancy in the overall numbers to a large extent, but not entirely. Gallup also has self-identified Democrats and Republicans as mirror images of each other — 90-6 for their party’s nominee over his opponent. CNN has similar numbers for Democrats but for Republicans the split is 85/11. I’m skeptical of that, but maybe anti-Romney sentiment among some GOPers is so profound as to make them take a second look at (shudder) The One. I’m skeptical of this too:

Fourteen percent of tea-party supporters are leaning towards … O? Not staying home, mind you, but actually stepping up for four more years of Obamanomics? C’mon. And what about this?

Obama won women by 13 points in 2008 so a 16-point gender gap is not, alas, out of the realm of possibility. Explain to me, though, how he wins men by three — which would be larger than the spread between him and McCain — after four years of a grinding “mancession.” Again, c’mon.

If you’re looking for good news in the crosstabs, which are consistently brutal for Romney, here’s the best I can do aside from the data point about the economy mentioned above in the blockquote:

Democrats want the election to be a choice between Obama and a guy whom Paul Begala compares to Thurston Howell III. Republicans want it to be a pure referendum on four years of Hopenchange. These numbers suggest an election closer to the GOP’s model — it’s all about the O, with lots of Romney’s support locked in on a pure anti-Obama vote. (That 63 percent figure is the highest CNN has measured since 1984. John Kerry, who drew 55 percent of his support from anti-Bush sentiment, is next highest.) If the economy struggles all the way to election day, some of the indies in the “vote for Obama” column are bound to have second thoughts. Then again, assuming CNN’s numbers are right, it’s ominous that they haven’t had second thoughts already. Should we actually be happy that Mitt Romney is even more dependent upon anti-incumbent sentiment for votes than a charisma-less stiff like John Kerry?

Here’s the new ad from Obama’s Super PAC hitting the Thurston Howell III message with all the subtlety you’d expect. Exit question: How significant is it that O leads Romney by nearly 30 points in terms of likability? Political analysts tend to scoff, I’ve found, when you suggest that likability might carry a struggling incumbent over the finish line despite heavy liabilities on key voter concerns like the economy, but think back over the last 36 years. When has the less likable candidate defeated the more likable one? Likability is a close call between Carter and Ford, I think, but otherwise it looks like a straight line to victory in every election after that. Gulp.

Update: I sure hope I’m wrong about likability because, if not, we’re in for a bruising.


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Looks legit!!!

—angryangryed

HumpBot Salvation on April 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Duck and cover!

Bishop on April 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Disparity for the win!

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Obama not changing his mind IS the problem!!

Deano1952 on April 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Eeyorepunit returns!

WITH A VENGEANCE.

Good Lt on April 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Dammit, AP…I’m all outta whiskey…

lovingmyUSA on April 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

CNN has similar numbers for Democrats but for Republicans the split is 85/11. I’m skeptical of that, but maybe anti-Romney sentiment among some GOPers is so profound as to make them take a second look at (shudder) The One.

Who would this be, I wonder?

Bishop on April 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Whew, I thought this was going to be a totally bad day for 0bama supporters.

cozmo on April 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Not worried a bit. Losing to Obamba can only happen if Vladimir counts the votes.

MTF on April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Gallup or CNN… Gallup or CNN… Golly gee, this is just such a difficult decision. Who should I believe?

thirtyandseven on April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

CNN has similar numbers for Democrats but for Republicans the split is 85/11. I’m skeptical of that, but maybe anti-Romney sentiment among some GOPers is so profound as to make them take a second look at (shudder) The One.

If I were Romney, I’d worry more about diminished GOP turnout than crossover voting.

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

It still never ceases to amaze me how many stupid people there are out there.

Corky on April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Half of those questioned say that Obama is more likely to stand up for what he believes

That’s terrifying, if you think about what Obama appears to believe.

malclave on April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Sure, so this poll says, but if the GOP were smart (sigh) then they’d show ads of Obama stating he’s scouting vacation spots interspersed with people losing jobs, homes, standing in food bank lines, etc and then end with Axelrod’s money quote.

This is a winnable election if played right. The problem is whether the GOP will do that.

Plus, personally, I’ve given up on polls due to having to do so much due diligence on them and finding out that they’re tainted either through the sample or the question(s). They really mean nothing anymore imho.

kim roy on April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

0bama will only win kalifornia, New York, and Illinois.

jukin3 on April 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Who needs Joan Walsh or Ezra Klein? Allah’s got this…

cicerone on April 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Oh, and AP… where can I send the bribe for you to never use the close up Obama pic anymore? Nightmare worthy. Nobody should be photo’d that close up.

kim roy on April 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Well whats the disparity, was the CNN tally limited to registered voters like Gallup was? If not, that explains it — which also means Gallup is the more accurate of the two.

kmalkows on April 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Ohhh nooooes!! angryed just humpbotted some drapes on the Uppereastside and Dbear is angrily envious of the fenestration festoonage.

M240H on April 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

With the new 6 liter turbo charged V-12 engine, Allahpundit can go from “Oh My” to “Gulp” in 4.6 seconds. Pessimism has never been this fast. Feeeel the poooweeeer!

Weight of Glory on April 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Obama Voters
For Obama: 76%
Against Romney: 23%

Romney Voters
For Romney: 35%
Against Obama: 63%

In other words, Obama voters actually like Obama. Romney voters think Romney sucks, but they’re voting out of desperation.

It’s gonna be a pathetic election.

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Half of those questioned say that Obama is more likely to stand up for what he believes, with only 29% saying that about Romney. Nearly half say that Romney is more likely to change his position on the issues for political reasons, just 39% saying the same thing about the president.

Pin that on Obama, that he is a diehard ideologue, and everyone knows it. Explain what his ideology is and how destructive it is for America. Then everytime Obama tries to appear “moderate”, remind folks that “he is a diehard ideologue” and is obviously lying.

AverageJoe on April 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

CNN’s polls won’t be right until November 1 or so. It will be hard for them to explain their shift, but they are shameless numbers players for the left. Might as well use a DailyKos poll.

PastorJon on April 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Obama didn’t even win by 9 the first time. He will not outperform 2008.

El_Terrible on April 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

how can you call yourself an honest pollster and not release the party ID breakdown of your poll?

commodore on April 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Lot’s of head-scratching and “c’mon”s in this. And chances are the likability polls are heavily skewed by social acceptability. No worries…yet.

Dee2008 on April 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

B.S.
But if Obama somehow pulls off a miraculous win, America deserves to be driven to ruins.

txsurveyor on April 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The CNN poll included non-registered voters, Gallup only included regiestered voters:

The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International April 13-15, with 1,015 adult Americans, including 910 registered voters, questioned by telephone.

over 10% non-registered, makes a big difference. Gallup is more accurate.

kmalkows on April 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Willard M.Romney –> The republican John Kerry who hadn’t served in Vietnam!

Salahuddin on April 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM

It’s gonna be a pathetic election.

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Somebody call a proctologist! Stoic “Patriot” has got his head stuck up his own you-know-what again.

cicerone on April 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Obama didn’t even win by 9 the first time. He will not outperform 2008.

El_Terrible on April 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Ding ding ding

The Notorious G.O.P on April 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM

How significant is it that O leads Romney by nearly 30 points in terms of likability?

This is amazing. I understand there’s not much appealing about Mitt, but 30 points? People must enjoy constantly being lied to and having their intelligence insulted.

Kataklysmic on April 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Gallup or CNN… Gallup or CNN… Golly gee, this is just such a difficult decision. Who should I believe?

thirtyandseven on April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

@guypbenson: New Rasmussen: Romney +3 over Obama, fortifying Fox & Gallup. http://t.co/Ch4UA9Qu Also: Reuters: Obama +4. CNN: Obama +9

Flora Duh on April 16, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Who says Obama is likeable? Almost half the country hates his stinking guts.

xrayiiis on April 16, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I’m overwhelmed by these dueling and different polls………………………………………………………………………in April. Yawn.

AYNBLAND on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I feel better now… the trick was to read this post first, then I went to Gallups.

El_Terrible on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

In other words, Obama voters actually like Obama. Romney voters think Romney sucks, but they’re voting out of desperation.

It’s gonna be a pathetic election.

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

As an academic exercise, if you had Romney running against Hugo Chavez (similarities aside), wouldn’t you expect that the percentage voting against Chavez would be greater than Obama? The percentage speaks more to what a tumor Obama is than how unremarkable Romney is.

The Count on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

The ONLY poll/results will come Nov. on election! You can poll, poll, and poll till your head spins, but the voters will do their final poll pulling the lever/ballots come Nov.!

May enough pull the lever/ballots against bho!
L

letget on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney’s going to need to buy more votes….

idesign on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Obama Voters
For Obama: 76%
Against Romney: 23%

Romney Voters
For Romney: 35%
Against Obama: 63%

In other words, Obama voters actually like Obama. Romney voters think Romney sucks, but they’re voting out of desperation.

It’s gonna be a pathetic election.

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

That’s quite a leap of logic there. Could it be true? Sure.

But it could also mean that this indeed is a referendum on Obama and their dislike for Obama trumps all.

GOPRanknFile on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Thats Progressism Math right!!
(sarc).

canopfor on April 16, 2012 at 5:40 PM

After 3+ years of failure, Obama polls better than he did in “08? Not likely. Who would you trust CNN or Gallup?

Tater Salad on April 16, 2012 at 5:40 PM

This is amazing. I understand there’s not much appealing about Mitt, but 30 points? People must enjoy constantly being lied to and having their intelligence insulted.

Kataklysmic on April 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Having been informed for the past 3.5 years that the only reason not to like Obama is racism, most citizens, when asked, profess to like him.

Dee2008 on April 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

One would think a Meltingbot mashup would be in order, one would think.

Christien on April 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

The establishment was told and told themselves that Romney could not win.

The Stupid Party lives.

Congressional Dems know they are in for another beating this November.

Valiant on April 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

The fact that the partisan breakdown was not given should set off the BS alarms. Dollars for donuts this poll is heavily skewed Dem. Thast is the only way it is remotely believable.

KevinB on April 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Flora Duh on April 16, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I don’t know why people believe polls that make such outrageous claims. Above 8% unemployment and $4 a gallon gas. People actually believe that Obama should be leading right now?

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Somebody call a proctologist! Stoic “Patriot” has got his head stuck up his own you-know-what again.

cicerone on April 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM

When confronted with truth, deflect, eh? You don’t happen to be a member of Congress, do you?

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I’ve seen magnets with less bipolarity, Allahpundit.

Pace yourself, or you’ll burst into flames long before November.

sulla on April 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

In other words, Obama voters actually like Obama. Romney voters think Romney sucks, but they’re voting out of desperation.

It’s gonna be a pathetic election.

Stoic Patriot on April 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The polls were close in 1980 going into the general. There was a debate held one week prior to Election Day where Ronald Reagan looked into the camera and asked the nation if they were better off than they were four years ago and that is credited with turning a tight race into a landslide. Is asking that question an attempt to get people to vote for Reagan or against Carter?

alchemist19 on April 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

With respect, Allahpundit, the juiced numbers are just to get attention on the heels of the pro-Romney polls. The real reason for this poll is to tell everyone that Obama is likable and to relentlessly push forward the Romney War on Women theme. CNN servers their master all too obviously.

rhombus on April 16, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Why don’t we wait until Romney is the nominee???

Don’t worry, once the Santorum supporters and the Newt supporters
come around those polls will change quickly.

I was a Perry guy….but not daft enough to let Obama have a chance again.

Now, those Ron Paul supporters????

redguy on April 16, 2012 at 5:43 PM

You can’t win an election based on hatred of the other guy alone. The democrats proved this in 2004, and the Republicans proved this in 1996. You need a good candidate the party can rally around, which is not Romney no matter how much you look at it.

To bad some of the more fanatics on the site can’t see that, but would rather insult the those who are more hesitant to back Romney rather than make a good case for Mitt Romney that doesn’t revolve around he is not Obama.

Until then, the beatings and insults will continue until morale improves.

eva3071 on April 16, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Well, I for one am in the Anyone But Romney catagory… If they asked me, I would certainly identify as Republican and also not vote for Romney…

astonerii on April 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

There are going to be plenty of polls like this designed to make a story and depress the GOP turnout. Ignore all of these and keep an eye on those such as Gallup and Rasmussen who are in the feild polling everyday and have a continually rolling poll.

Tater Salad on April 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

The only polls worth looking at are Gallup and Rasmussen, which, at this point, have the election within the margin of error. I won’t gulp unless those two turn south.

Erich66 on April 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Fourteen percent of tea-party supporters are leaning towards … O? Not staying home, mind you, but actually stepping up for four more years of Obamanomics? C’mon.

Defending their girlfriend’s honor.

Go RBNY on April 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Really, both Rasmussen and Gallup have it a two-3 point race with Romney in the lead and you accept this swill of a poll?

rob verdi on April 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

As an academic exercise, if you had Romney running against Hugo Chavez (similarities aside), wouldn’t you expect that the percentage voting against Chavez would be greater than Obama? The percentage speaks more to what a tumor Obama is than how unremarkable Romney is.

The Count on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Ding Ding Ding. Much like why 2010 was such a blockbuster year for Republicans. Sure people liked the Tea Party, but the independents voted because they didn’t like things.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:45 PM

need a story? make up some numbers

DHChron on April 16, 2012 at 5:46 PM

0bama will only win kalifornia, New York, and Illinois.

jukin3 on April 16, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I’d like to think so but there are a LOT of stupid and/or dependent voters waiting for their next check.

Yakko77 on April 16, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Having been informed for the past 3.5 years that the only reason not to like Obama is racism, most citizens, when asked, profess to like him.

Dee2008 on April 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Hmmm. Well, maybe that means there is going to be a colossal Bradley effect at play once voters are in the privacy of the voting booth. *fingers crossed*

Kataklysmic on April 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM

This is the worst part about Hot Air: linking to every goddamn poll that comes down the pike.

Jim-Rose on April 16, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Oh c’mon, look at the entire poll, it’s all about the “war on women” nonsense, it’s obviously designed to mitigate the damage from the Rosen attack on Ann Romney, it doesn’t even bother giving party breakdown. i know you like being the eeyore, but sheesh, this poll is a joke.

clearbluesky on April 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

You can’t win an election based on hatred of the other guy alone. The democrats proved this in 2004, and the Republicans proved this in 1996. You need a good candidate the party can rally around, which is not Romney no matter how much you look at it.

To bad some of the more fanatics on the site can’t see that, but would rather insult the those who are more hesitant to back Romney rather than make a good case for Mitt Romney that doesn’t revolve around he is not Obama.

Until then, the beatings and insults will continue until morale improves.

eva3071 on April 16, 2012 at 5:43 PM

What the heck are you saying?
Hatred by just the partisans is not enough, but include the independents and add a generic politician for the other party and that is a recipe for beating an incumbent.
In 2004, Democrats hated Bush, Independents really didn’t care because the economy was in a good place.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

OH GOSH. XD on hotair’s front page, looking at this blog post, and the post beside it in “top picks,” is hilarious!!!

i said in the other thread, there is still a lot of time before the election. but i am more concerned about this poll i admit, since there is a bigger difference…

Sachiko on April 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Fourteen percent of tea-party supporters are leaning towards … O? Not staying home, mind you, but actually stepping up for four more years of Obamanomics? C’mon. And what about this?

They’re either lying about the first thing or the second thing…

Fallon on April 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

AP, why don’t you cheer us up and do a post on this poll, which is the most important of the day, if not the month.

https://twitter.com/#!/ppppolls/status/191954918347771904

Mark1971 on April 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Heartache for the Mitt-tards.

But that’s OK, polls didn’t mean anything yesterday and they don’t mean anything today. Well they meant something for an hour when McMittens was up by 2 in Gallup.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

If the people in this country are stupid enough to vote for Obama, then they’ll get exactly what they deserve. I’ll be moving to another country, before this one self-destructs.

sage0925 on April 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I go with Rasmussen and Gallup. CNN is known to poll very Obama friendly.

Southernblogger on April 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

omgizzlesticks!!!…We are screwed.

EnochCain on April 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

John Kerry is Thurston Howell III. No contest.

Buy Danish on April 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Look — the writing is on the wall, and Romney will not be elected. That’s not going to change with penny-ante fluctuations in the polls.

Work on the congressional races. Or just wait for entitlements to implode — there’s not much that will prevent it. That’s about all that will bring about the change you are looking for.

Prufrock on April 16, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Fourteen percent of tea-party supporters are leaning towards … O? Not staying home, mind you, but actually stepping up for four more years of Obamanomics? C’mon. And what about this?

They’re either lying about the first thing or the second thing…

Fallon on April 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I am both. Enthusiastic TP supporter and Obama voter. If I am going to have a tax and spend, gun grabber who panders to illegals as president, I want a Democrat.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

You know AP was so depressed at that Gallup poll that he had to find one more favorable for his boy.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Heartache for the Mitt-tards.

But that’s OK, polls didn’t mean anything yesterday and they don’t mean anything today. Well they meant something for an hour when McMittens was up by 2 in Gallup.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Go find us the sampling breakdown and report back when you can describe it accurately. You may find you know some of those polled personally.

fiatboomer on April 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Heartache for the Mitt-tards.

But that’s OK, polls didn’t mean anything yesterday and they don’t mean anything today. Well they meant something for an hour when McMittens was up by 2 in Gallup.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Polls mean something when the data behind them is plausible. The D/R/I must be between 2008 and 2010 exit polling or it is not plausible. Polling all citizens is also dumb because we know not everyone votes.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

but sheesh, this poll is a joke.

clearbluesky on April 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Rule #1 of Hot Air. Any poll that says something I don’t agree with must be a joke.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I am both. Enthusiastic TP supporter and Obama voter. If I am going to have a tax and spend, gun grabber who panders to illegals as president, I want a Democrat.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Not surprised to see you babbling on… Obviously self-respect is highly overrated in your opinion, huh?

cicerone on April 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Obama didn’t even win by 9 the first time. He will not outperform 2008.

El_Terrible on April 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

@guypbenson: New Rasmussen: Romney +3 over Obama, fortifying Fox & Gallup. http://t.co/Ch4UA9Qu Also: Reuters: Obama +4. CNN: Obama +9
Flora Duh on April 16, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I feel better now… the trick was to read this post first, then I went to Gallups.

El_Terrible on April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

What’s the matter? Not in the mood to play along?

cynccook on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Polls mean something when the data behind them is plausible. The D/R/I must be between 2008 and 2010 exit polling or it is not plausible. Polling all citizens is also dumb because we know not everyone votes.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Rule #1 of Hot Air. Any poll that says something I don’t agree with must be a joke.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I read the article and looked through the PDF…

Here is the tell all for me, you’ll find it on page 4 of the PDF:

Agrees with you on the issues that matter most to you: Obama 49% Romney 37% Both 1% Neither 11% Of no Opinion 1%.

Really, so we know 67% of the population feel the US is on the wrong track, but 49% agree with O on the issues that matter most to them? Seriously? What are the issues that matter most to O? Deficit? Debt? Energy? Really?

NAH.. I would like to to see the internals on this poll. I guarantee you that this is not an appropriate sampling of Dems/Reps/Inde.

uhangtight on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I am both. Enthusiastic TP supporter and Obama voter. If I am going to have a tax and spend, gun grabber who panders to illegals as president, I want a Democrat.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Wait? What?

cynccook on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I am both. Enthusiastic TP supporter and Obama voter. If I am going to have a tax and spend, gun grabber who panders to illegals as president, I want a Democrat.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

You know how I know you are trolling?
Romney has the hardest position on illegal immigrants. Please don’t let facts get in your way.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

$ 5 gas
House value down 40+%
Food prices climbing
Unemployment 12%
But I really like the guy.
OK. Works for me.

BullShooterAsInElk on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

good for you Ed…go vote Kenyan and shut up about it

DHChron on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

What a lot of people don’t grasp is that people can be vindictive. You dump on them in the primary and then when you actually win, you tell them to shut up, sit down, and vote like the expendable cannon fodder that they are.

eva3071 on April 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Look — the writing is on the wall, and Romney will not be elected.

Prufrock

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Look – meaningless polls are even more meaningless at this stage of the game. Focus on both the Oval Office and congressional races.

8thAirForce on April 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I’ll vote for anyone but Obama, but my wife is a registered Dem and hates both candidates. I’ve got her convinced to do a write-in vote for a wet dishrag, I should be able to push her closer to Romney by November.

MJZZZ on April 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Not surprised to see you babbling on… Obviously self-respect is highly overrated in your opinion, huh?

cicerone on April 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM

The #1 Mitt-Tard speaks.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Rule #1 of Hot Air. Any poll that says something I don’t agree with must be a joke.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM

How ironic. For Conservatives, any poll that deliberately distorts reality is a joke. The same goes for paranoid ABR misfits and their ravings.

cicerone on April 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Could be wrong but DNC add looks like a 60 yr old Romney photoshopped face in place of the younger, original Romney. Same guy, sure. But just a possible example of libs acting sneaky n disegenuous. I would assume that the 60 yr old Mitt probably thinks the picture a little immature and gosche. I suspect the DNC point goes beyond an aid in recognition. Not tremendously different than MSNBC and MM showing pictures of Trayvon when he was 12.

1_more_opai on April 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Polls mean something when the data behind them is plausible. The D/R/I must be between 2008 and 2010 exit polling or it is not plausible. Polling all citizens is also dumb because we know not everyone votes.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

You’re being too logical. Angryed says that he doesn’t take Fox News and Rasmussen polls seriously because they’re the right’s answer to Daily Kos polls, but then cites to Daily Kos polls when it shows Romney down. Not only that, he cited to a Fox News poll when Romney was down, but then blasts the poll when it shows Romney is up. He refuses to acknowledge the Gallup poll showing Romney up, but then cites to a CNN poll.

GOPRanknFile on April 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I tell you what–I will take unexciting and stable over the past 3.5 years any day! I am sick of hearing that Romney is such a bad candidate. I have heard him speak lately and think he sounds positively reasonable. This is the election to turn the country back to something resembling fiscal responsibility, not a Mr. Personality contest. Go for Mr. Hope and Change again next time! Geez Louise.

AnnaS on April 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

good for you Ed…go vote Kenyan and shut up about it

DHChron on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I want to pour a few pounds of salt on your wounds, then rub it in then I’ll shut up, sometime around Nov 8th/9th after a few days of celebrating.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Rule #1 of Hot Air. Any poll that says something I don’t agree with must be a joke.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

You are such a troll. I made a valid point and you spew nonsense.

Polls mean something when the data behind them is plausible. The D/R/I must be between 2008 and 2010 exit polling or it is not plausible. Polling all citizens is also dumb because we know not everyone votes.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Why don’t we try again because you obviously need another try.

ArkyDore on April 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Rule #1 of Hot Air. Any poll that says something I don’t agree with must be a joke.

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Hmmm You yourself should keep that in mind because your sure as heck live by that rule. Now GFY.

CW on April 16, 2012 at 5:58 PM

You’re being too logical. Angryed says that he doesn’t take Fox News and Rasmussen polls seriously because they’re the right’s answer to Daily Kos polls, but then cites to Daily Kos polls when it shows Romney down. Not only that, he cited to a Fox News poll when Romney was down, but then blasts the poll when it shows Romney is up. He refuses to acknowledge the Gallup poll showing Romney up, but then cites to a CNN poll.

GOPRanknFile on April 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I acknowledge Gallup. Do you acknowledge the other 100 polls that show Romney losing?

angryed on April 16, 2012 at 5:58 PM

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