Polls: Romney leads Obama in Ohio and Florida, tied in Colorado

posted at 8:06 pm on June 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

Remember, Team O dropped a cool $25 million in ad spending last month. Their dividend thus far has been … a series of tightening polls, capped by today’s Gallup tracker showing Romney ahead by two nationally. Dude, is this happening?

First, the Colorado news from Rasmussen:

President Obama and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the presidential race in Colorado.

A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows both the president and his likely Republican challenger receiving 45% support in the Centennial State. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

Now the obligatory caveat: In the other major poll released today, a multistate survey of Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and Colorado from Purple Insights, The One leads Romney by two in Colorado. Given the margin of error, though, that result is statistically indistinguishable from Rasmussen’s result. In fact, open up the PDF and scroll down to page 10 and you’ll see that all four states are effectively dead heats, although for the moment Mitt leads in Ohio and Florida and Obama in Virginia and Colorado. The bad news? O actually does ever so slightly better in those last two states than he did in April even though Romney’s favorable ratings have improved. The good news? Romney wins independents in both states as well as in Florida. The only state where he loses them is, oddly enough, in Ohio, where he enjoys a three-point lead overall. I’m suspicious of that result, actually, because of the unusual partisan breakdown: In the other three states, Romney is running at around 85/12 over Obama among Republicans, but in Ohio he’s at a mind-blowing 91/3. I know the base is going to line up behind him, but they ain’t lining up that tightly.

The response when people were asked which candidate knows what it takes to create jobs is interesting. Obama’s on the top line, Romney’s on the second, and “not sure” is on the third. From left to right, you’re looking at results from Colorado, Virginia, Ohio, and Florida, respectively. No surprise that Romney’s winning this category, but it is a bit surprising that he’s only winning it this narrowly:

The poll was conducted from May 31 to June 5; the miserable May jobs report came out on June 1, so O’s numbers may be slightly inflated here due to the results obtained before the report was announced.

This data set is interesting too, as it touches on views of Romney’s Bain career. Top line is people who think private equity helps the economy, second line is people who think it hurts, third line is “not sure.” Again, from left to right, it’s CO, VA, OH, and FL:

Terrible numbers in Ohio and Florida — the two states where Romney leads. Proof that the Bain messaging isn’t moving the needle, or circumstantial evidence that the Bain messaging might be working to keep Obama in the game?

One more data set for you on jobs, which might help explain why Obama and Romney are neck and neck on who’ll do better to create them. This comes from Gallup. Never forget, my friends: There are an awful lot of low-information voters out there.

Column three is the killer, of course. Overall, a plurality actually rates last Friday’s jobs-report stinkbomb as having been “mixed,” “somewhat positive,” or “very positive”(!) (40 percent, seven percent, and two percent, respectively). Just 42 percent say it was either somewhat or very negative. I don’t know how to explain that except to speculate that a huge chunk of voters simply have no idea of what constitutes healthy job growth. They hear that 60,000 jobs have been created and they think “hey, great” without paying close enough attention to know that that’s far below what we need to bring down unemployment. I think that’ll change later this year as people start focusing more on political news in anticipation of election day, but who knows? Maybe The One will surf to victory on a wave of idiots who think 50,000 jobs a month is pretty goshdarned impressive.

Exit quotation from Fox News’s new poll: “More than half of voters think the administration has mostly failed at creating new jobs (56 percent), stimulating the economy (54 percent) and improving health care (52 percent).”


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Rand Paul endorses Mitt. Paulnut meltdown on the way.

Philly on June 7, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Oh dude.

Allendundit on June 7, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I don’t trust the polls…

… I don’t trust the media.

I do trust the voters who’s eyes are wide open to the destruction that the Left/Liberals/Union Goon/Democrats/Obowma have done to this Country…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Haha Zero. They’re turning on you.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2116715-1,00.html

Philly on June 7, 2012 at 9:20 PM

As VA, FL, OH, NC, PA, WI and IA go red, Colorado will not matter. I think Mitt will take it (and Nevada), but it’ll be gravy.

SouthernGent on June 7, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Key West Reader on June 7, 2012 at 9:09 PM

If the obumbles campaign team purposefully hands an operating microphone to BJ again – they’re the worlds biggest idoits.

(damn, I hope they’re the worlds biggest idiots….this is hilarious)

Tim_CA on June 7, 2012 at 9:26 PM

lol….idiots

(perfect)

Tim_CA on June 7, 2012 at 9:26 PM

(damn, I hope they’re the worlds biggest idiots….this is hilarious)

Tim_CA on June 7, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Your ‘Hope’ has arrived.

Hoo boy. Who knew it came with popcorn and 42oz sugar filled dranks?

LOL :o)

Key West Reader on June 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I was discussing the polling reports coming out of Michigan with friends who live there today. The subject of Bill Clinton’s recent ‘apology’ for having ‘misspoke’ regarding his various statements that were counter to Team Obama’s campaign assertions came up and it was suggested that there is still a possibility that Hillary could be nominated by the delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

We had a good laugh over the prospect and dismissed the scenario as being too far fetched given that it would shatter the Democrats organization and leave the party hopelessly splintered ahead of the election.

Now, seeing this new data suggesting that Romney is ahead in these key swing states, I’m wondering if there may be a little more viability in that theory than we thought.

thatsafactjack on June 7, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Why does AP find this lead surprising?

The majority of the country wants ObamaCare repealed

The economy is totally in the tank and we have a bona fide economic expert facing off against a community organizer that has continuously made policy decisions to make it worse (Keystone, EPA regulations, obamacare, energy policy, etc)

We lost our AAA credit rating for a total lack of fiscal discipline while losing billions in crappy investments going Obama’s bundlers

aaaand the One is trampling first amendment religious freedom rights constitutionally guaranteed to us in a country where 80% + describe themselves as religious.

How in the world would you expect Obama to win this thing?

kmalkows on June 7, 2012 at 9:40 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on June 7, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Just read that. That is gonna leave a mark.

txmomof6 on June 7, 2012 at 9:40 PM

This has to be the worst written and most confusing article I have read in hot air. Can’t you clowns create a decent display of the poll results? Someone needs to be fired.

MitchFlorida on June 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM

thatsafactjack on June 7, 2012 at 9:36 PM
That has been my worry for quite some time.

txmomof6 on June 7, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I decided to have some fun with the HuffPost election map. With how things are going in the polls…And considering how the WI GOP can get people to the polls, thanks to WI Conservative Radio and Reince Priebus,Romney should be able to win. But it is going to take this energy in Conservatives and bring it National Wide. What we did in WI is prove that if we stick to our guns we can win. We can like or hate Romney, but we need to vote for him and energize our friends and neighbors to vote for him, also. If you know anyone who won’t vote cause it is Romney, confront them.

JediSisko on June 7, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Maybe The One will surf to victory on a wave of idiots who think 50,000 jobs a month is pretty goshdarned impressive.

Nobody rides idiot waves like Obama.

Go RBNY on June 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Yep, he is definitely popular with the IQ challenged…

jimver on June 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Yes, anyone who supports an Obama is an idiot… while the followers of Glenn and Rush are this nation’s best and brightest.

Once again, the self righteous victims wallow in their own delusion… and if Romney does get elected, it will be amazing to see the response when it becomes clear that removing a few regulations doesn’t affect job growth in a material way.

Bush had a “great” track record on regulations, and even with the headwinds of an asset bubble backing up the economy, only 2 million jobs were created. The structural problems in this economy are much deeper than a single administration, reflected by trade deficits and stagnant incomes for middle class Americans.
It’s amazing that when the Chinese yuan undergoes an unprecedented drop in value, largely as a result of unfair currency manipulation, the great geniuses of US economic growth remain solely focused on Obama.

http://www.businessinsider.com/dear-america-you-should-be-mad-as-hell-about-this-charts-2012-6

bayam on June 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Hoo boy. Who knew it came with popcorn and 42oz sugar filled dranks?

LOL :o)

Key West Reader on June 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Not here with Nanny Doomberg, le fils du pute.

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM

This has to be the worst written and most confusing article I have read in hot air. Can’t you clowns create a decent display of the poll results? Someone needs to be fired.

MitchFlorida on June 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I think we should start with your current-former presentdunce.

/

Key West Reader on June 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM

QUICK! Release some more National Security Info!

GarandFan on June 7, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Obama tied with Romney here in FL? Where’d they get the pro-Obama folks for that, Miami and Orlando?

I don’t see him winning any of the counties he didn’t in ’08 and I’d like to think at least a few folks around here are PO’ed enough about the state of the economy/country to flush the toilet on this admin.

Kinda disheartening to take a look at the ’08 map and see how few counties he actually won here, though I suppose there’s a plus to that too. Amusingly enough, he won Pinellas by more than 8%. (Pinellas County will probably be best known for providing the venue and jury that acquitted Casey Anthony.)

Aquarian on June 7, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Obama is just too smart for people to understand….

The Notorious G.O.P on June 7, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I’ve noticed a recent dearth of these types of stories — the ones telling us we just do not understand nor appreciate Barack’s “nuanced” and “cerebral” policy approach, that he’s just too darn smart for this ungrateful nation of idiots. Another strategery bites the dust, I guess.

Rational Thought on June 7, 2012 at 9:58 PM

BREAKING NEWS!

One of our Ron Paul commenters — due to confidentiality rules, I can’t realise his name /s — has been picked up by the police and transported to the emergency room. After examination, he has been put on a 72-hour hold and will be transferred to a maximum security, psychiatric hospital pending further evaluation by state psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

He was found in the middle of a heavily-traveled, four-way intersection nude, but for a tinfoil hat and his Alex Jones’ double-secret, decoder ring mumbling “Rand Paul is a traitor to ‘Freedom & Liberty!!!’ He’s a neo-con! Believes in fiat money! Is a slave to Israel! And, has been bought off by Mitt Romney or subjected to Romney’s secret MK-ULTRA II programme and programmed to endorse him.”

Further updates may be forthcoming, but be assured, he is resting comfortably and he would like all of you to review his endless posts about “real conservatives” (that would be you, only if you are voting for Ron Paul or staying home in November and banging your spoon on your high-chair in protest) while he is out-of-commission.

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Good grief, people. It’s frickin’ June. Unless they start to show support for one candidate or the other completely falling off a cliff, polls are useless at this point. Most folks aren’t going to pay attention until after Labor Day.

Dukeboy01 on June 7, 2012 at 10:04 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on June 7, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Thanks for the link to the Noonan piece, MVE. Def a smackdown, a thorough smackdown at that, and worth reading. Too many more of these pieces like what we’ve been seeing in Time, WSJ, the Atlantic, and his numbers are really going to start to slide. The smell of all his misdeeds, while still well concealed under the carpet, are starting to stink, and the guests are wrinkling their noses.

A taste:

For more than a month, his people have been laying down the line that America was just about to enter full economic recovery when the European meltdown stopped it. (I guess the slowdown in China didn’t poll well.) You’ll be hearing more of this—we almost had it, and then Spain, or Italy, messed everything up. What’s bothersome is not that it’s just a line, but that the White House sees its central economic contribution now as the making up of lines.

Ouch.

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Amusingly enough, he won Pinellas by more than 8%. (Pinellas County will probably be best known for providing the venue and jury that acquitted Casey Anthony.)

Easy now. We’re not all stupid in Pinellas County.

taternuggets on June 7, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Yes, anyone who supports an Obama is an idiot… while the followers of Glenn and Rush are this nation’s best and brightest.

bayam on June 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Bears repeating. I wish you’d have the courtesy to refer to him as President Obama though.

(I knew you’d come around)

hawkdriver on June 7, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Yes, anyone who supports an Obama is an idiot… while the followers of Glenn and Rush are this nation’s best and brightest.

bayam on June 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Oh! Oh! But Rush and Glenn, they’re going to pay for my gas and mortgage…..

WryTrvllr on June 7, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Owned!!!

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2012 at 10:14 PM

…….and what has Romney done yet? nothing but get out of the way and let Obama have the airwaves.

is that a good long strategy? Maybe Romney is waiting until Labor Day when people are supposed to be paying attention.

I hope he addresses the Racism crapola with his VP pick. Going to be hard to saddle Romney with that charge if he picks a black or hispanic.

Yes, it’s identity politics but it is what it is in America 2012.

PappyD61 on June 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Sometimes the smartest thing is just to get out of the way of an implosion.

At the rate Obama is going, all Romney has to do is just wander out to a press conference in September and say “Hi, I’m Mitt Romney. I’m running for president and I’m not Barack Obama”.

kim roy on June 7, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Owned!!!

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Thanks. That should have been “– due to confidentiality rules, I can’t release his name /s –”

I always do my best proofreading after I hit the submit button.

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM

But did he chew anyones face off?

ConcealedKerry on June 7, 2012 at 10:26 PM

It takes 6 months of consistent economic news to convince the public of something. After all, there were 2 or 3 good job reports just this winter. So a couple of bad jobs reports like we just had aren’t going to change everyone’s mind. But then again, the election is only 6 months away. Unless things get a whole lot better in the next month there won’t be time to convince the electorate that “Recovery Summer III” is the solution to our problems.

Fred 2 on June 7, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Conan, what is best in life?

Boogeyman on June 7, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Question for the Gallery:

How many states have to be in play before it’s too much for Obama to keep up? The last 4-5 cycles haven’t there been about 10 states in play and 20 red and 20 blue?

It is just starting to seem to me that too many of his traditionally ‘safe’ or ‘leaning’ states are going to require defending,a nd if he’s got to spend hundreds of millions of dollars there, he won’t have the money to pick up the states he needs to get to 270.

Am I missing something or is his path to 270 getting more and more difficult?

WashingtonsWake on June 7, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Dude, is this happening?

Dude, anybody could beat 0, dang near anyway. Why the surprise. 0 has done most of it to himself.

Bmore on June 7, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Remember, Team O dropped a cool $25 million in ad spending last month. Their dividend thus far has been … a series of tightening polls, capped by today’s Gallup tracker showing Romney ahead by two nationally. Dude, is this happening?

Allapundit

Dude, I’ve been saying it for months now, that Romney will do just fine. ;-)

SauerKraut537 on June 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Dude, anybody could beat 0, dang near anyway. Why the surprise. 0 has done most of it to himself.

Bmore on June 7, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Not anybody. Mitt happens to be a good, moderate candidate with broad appeal and timely resume. We almost got stuck in a six month debate over the evils of contraception with Father Santorum. Or even worse, all of the sordid baggage that Newt would bring.

Go RBNY on June 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM

But did he chew anyones face off?

ConcealedKerry on June 7, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Ssssh…They have been keeping that part of the story hush-hush. With the spate of cannibalistic-zombie attacks of late coupled with the mass of delusional Ron Paul-is-still-going-to-win-in-2012 supporters, law information is trying not to cause public panic and hysteria; hence, they are blaming it on “bath salts,” bubblebath, and Johnson & Johnson No More Tears.

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Once again, the self righteous victims wallow in their own delusion… and if Romney does get elected, it will be amazing to see the response when it becomes clear that removing a few regulations doesn’t affect job growth in a material way.

bayam on June 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Sorry to break the news to you chum, but much of the lack of job growth is due to outright FEAR, UNCERTAINTY and DOUBT that exists in the business community (and, in the financial mindset of many American families) due to B. Obama and his Marxist wet dream of fundamentally transforming the USA into a European socialist state.

With Romney elected prez, we will still have some rough sailing ahead, but I believe American business will respond very favorably to a pro-American Romney with solid business experience -vs- the no record of accomplishment, worthless community organizer BHO that is the most inexperienced and unqualified president in the history of our nation, and who staffed his cabinet with similarly clueless progressive academicians.

This graphic pretty much details what I’ve just mentioned: In 109 years, Obama’s cabinet has the lowest private sector experience ever, at just 8%. We’re now reaping the foul harvest of Obama’s own planting.

Anyone care to guess what level of private experience a Romney cabinet will have?

E-R

electric-rascal on June 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

But but… the national polls are at best a wash. Ok, a bit of a gloat by skep41 at Wapo:

Democrats can’t distance themselves from Obama because they believe exactly what he believes. Obama doesnt talk differently than Chuck Schumer or Bernie Sanders. He is a common garden-variety leftist with no original twist on the orthodoxy. The problem is not that Obama is an incompetent but that the philosophy he tries to put into practice will always cause an economic depression and national decline wherever it is imposed. The problem is… [list of a slew of issues where the Dems are against common sense & the public will]… The Democrats are on the wrong side every single one of these issues. They don’t understand their political peril. The whole panoply still makes total sense to them even after their egregious failure is clear to just about everyone else. November will be a wipeout. You can feel it building.

anotherJoe on June 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

anotherJoe on June 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

.
Aaanndd- not to mention……l The thrill is gone.

FlaMurph on June 8, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Johnson & Johnson No More Tears.

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

ROTFLMAO… Johnson & Johnson doesn’t make enough “No more Tears” to ease the heartache of the Ronulans after Rand endorsed Mitt Romney.

SWalker on June 8, 2012 at 1:32 AM

much of the lack of job growth is due to outright FEAR, UNCERTAINTY and DOUBT that exists in the business community (and, in the financial mindset of many American families)

Oh right, the invented measures so beloved by the right… and where did the great certainty of the housing bubble and Bush low taxes lead this country? Nowhere.

The average American family lost 35% of its wealth when the housing market collapsed. Even after the massive bail out of suppliers in this country (banks, financial system), the supply-siders absurdly cling to the belief that all it takes is coaxing of supply to bring the economy back, but in reality nothing will happen until aggregate demand improves.

bayam on June 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

MitchFlorida on June 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM

In the sidebar, you’ll find a link to click on to get your subscription money back….

notropis on June 8, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Any headline with the words “Romney leads Obama” is a beautiful thing, indeed.

I cannot wait to see the headlines blasted around the world November 7:
“ROMNEY DEFEATS OBAMA”

It’s happening. Believe it. This is going to be a great year!

bluegill on June 8, 2012 at 2:49 AM

So from ’04 to ’08 in Florida, Flagler, Hillsborough, Osceola, and Pinellas were the only counties that flipped from R to D. I don’t see Hillsborough going for another round of the 0; dunno about the rest.

Seems to me like this election comes down to Ohio/Pennsylvania and how willing the rest of the country is to pay attention.

Lots of folks see Obama’s incumbency as an advantage – I’m not sure I do. The Rise of the Unicorn Prince was predicated on two issues, I think: Bush and hopenchange. As it’s been said before, Obama only won the places that were really PO’ed with Bush, and the promise Obama represented seemed like a pretty great deal to a lot of folks at the time. He can’t run on either of those in ’12 – try though he might, Bush is long gone and this mess is all on him, and he is now definitely a known quantity.

If the 270towin.com’s current electoral map ends up holding true on election day, Romney just needs Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to go his way. I’m currently under the assumption that Virginia’s got enough sense to dump the 0 this time and that Ohio should at least be leaning Romney’s way soon enough but I don’t have much faith in the Hershey lovers holding up their end of the bargain. I’d like to think Nevada will be in his column, which leaves him 13 short of the win. Flipping NC would do it, along with bringing epic lulz from the shame the Dems’d face. Colorado’s up in the air and probably will be until election day – no matter which way it goes, though, I don’t see it making the difference unless Romney doesn’t hold Nevada. I’d give Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire to the Dems right now.

Biggest challenge for Romney looks like getting NC and CO/NV in line.

Aquarian on June 8, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Also, anybody anywhere proposing ANY sort of aid to CA that doesn’t require mass emigration is outta his/her friggin’ gourd. One state having more than 10% of the total electoral votes is ridiculous, especially when it’s buttressed (or will be) on the backs of everybody else.

When will that godforsaken hellhole finally start bleeding people to the point where it hemorrhages electoral votes?

Aquarian on June 8, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Conan, what is best in life?

Boogeyman on June 7, 2012 at 10:46 PM

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!

Battlecruiser-operational on June 8, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Romney should go for Ohio. If he wins either Ohio or Pen, he wins the election. If he gets Ohio and assuming he wins the states that lean red: Florida, Virgina, and North Carolina, all he will need to get to 270 electoral votes is just one of these states: Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, or Iowa.

Dollayo on June 8, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Obama’s problem: not over 50% in any of the ‘swing states’.

The undecideds have not historically broken for a sitting President… it doesn’t matter what your job performance is, how well the economy is doing, or any other stat. Pretty much the undecided break in favor of the non-incumbent. By MAY of any election cycle you can begin to see what NOV looks like as the electorate starts to gel in MAY in attitudes towards who to vote for. Last time around it was mixed up until after the conventions due to the Democratic race, but it was going to be a tough road for any Republican given the state of the economy.

The economy hasn’t gotten better, there is the lowest worker participation rate seen in the US in decades, no one trusts the crony banking system for housing, the auto bailouts are seen as losers, the ‘green jobs’ turned out to be slime at the bottom of a pond and good luck in getting energy or jobs from that sector, Unions are in full-scale denial and PO’d over WI…the list goes on and on and on from regulations to Obamacare there is no bright spot to turn around ‘undecideds’ from historically breaking hard for the non-incumbent. Reagan won his re-election bid by getting over that magic 50% mark early and nailing it in place, then ‘undecideds’ don’t matter.

Want to get Obama out?

Step One: make sure, as hell, that you are registered to vote.

Step Two: see those close friends and blowhards in your email list? Check and make sure THEY are registered to vote and give them a nudge if they aren’t. A bit of ‘stop talking the talk, now it is time to walk the walk’ sort of deal.

Step Three: be happy, be upbeat and no matter what slurs are tossed at you just smile and nod and say ‘now, now, there, there, things will turn around soon, never you worry about it’ or words to that effect. Smile. Be upbeat. Don’t go negative no matter how awful your personal situation is. And make sure those first two steps are DONE and that there is TURNOUT on election day. You are going to have a few nice days before you have to recommit to holding the President’s feet to the fire and Congress’ as well over the next four years. Doesn’t matter who gets elected: you want to turn things around, you have a part to play and its time to stop grousing, start smiling and infuriating the Left without going with vitriol. They are about to roll and burn politically, and having a friendly and helping hand to point out that the best way to change politics is to change their attitude and ‘would you like a cup of tea and some cookies?’ is going to be a lovely balm at the end of this.

If you think the first two steps are dead simple, then DO THEM and PROVE YOUR WORDS TO YOURSELF. Not to me, not to your cubemates, not to your neighbors (although it would be neighborly to help out, mind you)… not to anyone else. You have a job and duty to help out. That starts NOW not after its too late to register to vote. Don’t put it off, check that box off now and then prepare to go through the fire to actually cast your ballot. If its not close, they can’t cheat at the margins. That is YOUR job as a citizen.

I gots guns, yeah.

I also gots a registration slip with my local polling place on it and have voted continuously for years, now. Local, State, federal… if you gots time and want to ensure there is no voter fraud, join up with True The Vote and poll watch. Be the extra pair of eyes, or two or three… the polling stations will need help and always HAVE. Tired of zombie votes in car trunks? You can do something about it. If its not close, they can’t cheat, where it will be close they will, so the zombies need to be kept down in their graves where they belong and verified voters need to turn out and vote.

You want to change politics in America? Then two steps will help a whole lot. After that it is between you and your conscience. It all depends on you, as a citizen, doing your part. Always has in America… don’t expect any political party to do that for you: that is the problem. You are the cure.

ajacksonian on June 8, 2012 at 7:28 AM

I don’t buy into polls too much at this point – except to make the observation that an incumbent with Obama’s advantage of the MSM acting as his propoganda arm should be doing better at this point of the election cycle. The fact that he isn’t means big trouble for Dems.

And the aroma of desperation & denial exuding from Obama trolls like bayam smells pretty good in the morning.

DRayRaven on June 8, 2012 at 7:31 AM

bayam on June 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Dude – I am so sick and tired of hearing people blame Bush for the housing collapse. He is on video tape warning the congress about it around 2004/2005.

If you want to blame anyone, blame that fat piece of sh!t Bawney Fwank and his accomplice Doddering Fool. Blame Fannie and Freddie. Blame Clinton. At least recognize the facts that these jerks lit the damn fuse.

HomeoftheBrave on June 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM

So how does the MSM respond to this polling info? They ignore it. When talk radio goes to break for propaganda, er, I mean “news”, you hear reports of Obama leading in Wisconsin exit polls, leading in Pennsylvania, and leading in Virginia (in poll that most certainly oversampled Democracts). Clearly the MSM is pulling out all stops to buck up the troops after the demoralizing Wisconsin loss. Things will get worse for Team Obama as more and more companies announce layoffs over the summer, as housing saies continue to slump, as consumber spending continues to dwindle because people are afraid to part with money given employment uncertainty. Obama is heading for a blow-out of biblical proportions. What will be interesting is the extent to which the MSM functions as an arm of the Obama campaign……I’d love to see Congressional hearings on the “independance” and “objectivity” of our “free press”.

olesparkie on June 8, 2012 at 8:12 AM

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? Obama shouldn’t be at 25% let alone tied with or ahead of Romney. He’s destroying the economy, national security, everything. Why are so many people enthralled with him?

clippermiami on June 8, 2012 at 8:34 AM

bayam on June 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Huge stinking pile of fail, you reprobate.

tom daschle concerned on June 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I don’t know how to explain that except to speculate that a huge chunk of voters simply have no idea of what constitutes healthy job growth. They hear that 60,000 jobs have been created and they think “hey, great” without paying close enough attention to know that that’s far below what we need to bring down unemployment.

I think you got that right. Uninformed voters is what kills us.

cheetah2 on June 8, 2012 at 8:51 AM

“Romney should go for Ohio. If he wins either Ohio or Pen, he wins the election. If he gets Ohio and assuming he wins the states that lean red: Florida, Virgina, and North Carolina, all he will need to get to 270 electoral votes is just one of these states: Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, or Iowa.”

The problem is that Virginia doesn’t lead red anymore.

gumbyandpokey on June 8, 2012 at 8:59 AM

This has to be the worst written and most confusing article I have read in hot air. Can’t you clowns create a decent display of the poll results? Someone needs to be fired.

MitchFlorida on June 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Ouch, that’s going to leave a mark. Like getting run over by a E-7 at 79 mph!

Tenwheeler on June 8, 2012 at 9:32 AM

This:

Dude – I am so sick and tired of hearing people blame Bush for the housing collapse. He is on video tape warning the congress about it around 2004/2005.

If you want to blame anyone, blame that fat piece of sh!t Bawney Fwank and his accomplice Doddering Fool. Blame Fannie and Freddie. Blame Clinton. At least recognize the facts that these jerks lit the damn fuse.

HomeoftheBrave on June 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM

A-men.

Tenwheeler on June 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I’m not much for early polling either, but this country suffered enough Hopenchange damage. If the health care mandate gets tossed, it’s bye-bye Zero.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 9:38 AM

bayam on June 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

I work in the healthcare industry for a company that coordinates healthcare for self-funded employer healthcare groups, and specializes in lowering costs for members, employers and even providers.

We’ve done the analysis. Based on the excise tax that kicks in on high-usage health plans, its pretty much a given that over the next decade (if Obamacare is allowed to stand), companies with under 500 employees will drop their healthcare offerings.

Companies now are holding their breath and waiting to see if this will hit them, or if Obamacare will be repealed. This is the FEAR, UNCERTAINTY and DOUBT mentioned in a previous post. And I’m just addressing the healthcare side.

Oh… and Bush, McCain and others REPEATEDLY warned of the housing bubble collapse, but it was DEMOCRATS like Barney Frank that said it was fine and repeatedly shut down any discussion.

dominigan on June 8, 2012 at 9:43 AM

bayam on June 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Everyone here is already familiar with your schtick. Blame Bush for a particular thing that has been proven to you time and time again to be the fault of leftists just like you. Then, when pointed out to you yet again, blame Bush for something else leftists were solely and completely responsible for. I’ve been here long enough to see the pattern, and it has never changed.

And it never will. Lefitsts just like you are completely to blame for every single thing that has gone wrong with the American economy over the last several decades. There are simply no exceptions. If you are still too blind to see this after all the education that’s been provided to you completely free, just at this site alone, you are beyond being helped. You’re an idiot and you’ll never be anything but an idiot. Wallow in it moron.

runawayyyy on June 8, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Zero is going to speak about the economy (as if he knows anything about it) at 10:15. Good times.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Why are so many people enthralled with him?

clippermiami on June 8, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Because he’s cool, hip, and black. And he can slow jam the news.

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txsurveyor on June 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I’m face palming because I’m here in Colorado…embarrassing. Too many Californians and Easterners have defiled my beautiful state with their “progressive” politics. Hippies go home!

kirkill on June 8, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Bush had a “great” track record on regulations, and even with the headwinds of an asset bubble backing up the economy, only 2 million jobs were created. The structural problems in this economy are much deeper than a single administration, reflected by trade deficits and stagnant incomes for middle class Americans.

bayam on June 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Most job loses came at the end when Democrats controlled BOTH HOUSES of Congress so you can’t blame Congress now without blaming them then as well.

Bush averaged 5% unemployment over his 8 years though. If that’s what an idiot can do i’m not sure what you call Oblamer.

Wagthatdog on June 8, 2012 at 10:26 AM

bayam on June 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

This dolt has never heard of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Barney Frank. Why don’t you listen to something other than NPR?

kirkill on June 8, 2012 at 10:27 AM

bipartisan jobs plan, blah blah, fully paid for, yeah right; why do I bother watching this fool

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I was really depressed when Obama won at the same time the economy was tanking. All he had to do was ride the cycle down and benefit from the inevitable recovery and then cruise to re-election. Two terms I figured.

He is his own worst enemy. Thank God.

moo on June 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

more stimulus!

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

state and local government bailout. road and bridge bailout. mortgage bailout. construction worker bailout. where’s my bailout?

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM

sorry, zero, the state and local govt. bailout will not take away the sting from the spanking public unions took the other day in the WI recall epic fail. it’s over.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM

leaks! this ought to be good.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 11:03 AM

zero tolerance for leaks? makes your job tough? these are criminal acts? can you fire yourself and go on trial for treason, zero? It’s offensive that his office has been accused of leaking. Liar, creepy liar.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Can’t figure VA out. Guess the NOVA libs are skewing the results. Hope I’m not crying in my beer come this November like I was in Nov ’08.

mel23059 on June 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

cantor and boehner to respond at noon.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM

The private sector is doing fine.

Seriously… he said that.

taternuggets on June 8, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Operation Disintermediation has given way to Operation Preference Cascade.

Libraritarian on June 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Why not…he sucks!

rubberneck on June 8, 2012 at 12:38 PM

taternuggets, I did a spit take when he said that. I walked out of the room. Delusional.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 3:43 PM

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