CNN poll of battleground states: Romney 51, Obama 43

posted at 5:46 pm on July 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

A rare case in which a news outlet actually tries to undermine its own poll by pointing out problems in its methodology. Is that because it’s terrible for the Unicorn Prince or because, to be fair, it’s hard to draw any conclusions from numbers these vague?

I’m not putting any stock in it but let’s blog it anyway. After last week’s SCOTUS groin-punch, we need something to be happy about.

About a third of all Americans live in states that are not considered safe Republican or safe Democratic strongholds, including toss-ups states (like Florida and Ohio) as well as states that lean toward one presidential candidate but could ultimately wind up voting for his rival. In those 15 “battleground states,” the poll indicates that Romney currently has a 51%-43% advantage over the president among registered voters, if the election were held today.

“Note carefully that this does not mean that Romney will win each of those states by eight points, or that he will win all 15 of those states,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “That’s both good news and bad news for Romney. The good news: he has residual strength in states that the two campaigns are fighting over. The bad news: Romney is also spending resources defending states that should be part of the GOP coalition, rather than taking the battle to Obama’s home turf.”

The survey indicates that Romney clearly has a big advantage in some of those 15 states, but the data does not indicate which states he is currently winning or how big that advantage may actually be. Neither candidate needs to win all 15 of those states in order to win the general election, so the aggregate results from all 15 states do not forecast an Obama loss or a Romney victory.

Note to Holland: If Romney’s lead across swing states is approaching double digits then I’m pretty sure he’s not sweating over Obama’s “home turf,” especially since polls of registered voters tend to underestimate actual Republican strength on election day. So what’s driving the alleged big Romney wave? Must be a backlash to the Supreme Court ruling, no? No, actually: O still leads Romney by three overall (within the margin of error), same as he did last month. The only difference detected by CNN is a sudden spike in Democratic enthusiasm buoyed by their big Court win. The public’s short attention span will solve that problem in due time.

Gallup’s not seeing any “John Roberts bounce” for The One either. But:

The O-Care decision was announced between those two spikes at the far right of the graph so O’s recent surge obviously wasn’t due to the Court ruling. Maybe it was driven by a surge of Democratic and Latino enthusiasm after he announced his new DREAM policy? In that case, you’d expect to see his job approval rise too but there’s only been a slight bump lately and he’s actually underwater at the moment. Seems like his recent lead over Mitt might be more of an anti-Romney than a pro-Obama thing, although why that would be, I can’t imagine. Let’s chalk it up to statistical noise, hm? Even if it is his biggest lead in two months.

Exit question: How do you reconcile Romney’s eight-point swing state lead here with Obama’s eight-point swing state lead in NBC’s poll last week? Hint: Small sample sizes!


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This is what I expected to happen… Obamacare being rammed down our throats YET AGAIN has sealed King Putt’s fate.

He won the “battle” but has lost the Regime.

Start packing, Barry!

PS: no taking the forks.

wildcat72 on July 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

It appears,the USS Hopey is going down,stern first..!!

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Unicorn Prince

Brilliant.

vegconservative on July 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

As we get closer to Nov. I really anticipate Bo going full monty on us.

tim c on July 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I felt so confident last time around. My thought was, there is no freaking way that people are stupid enough to elect that putz. I stand corrected. That is one creepy picture, by the way.

TXMomof3 on July 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Please be true. Please please please …. I know Romney’s really a Democrat in a good suit, but anyone but our wannabe caesar.

doufree on July 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Nah
This is the memo of the comeback kid. After the 4 th through September Obama will be beating Romney by 10 .

There are more takers then producers

Conservative4ev on July 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I fully support all polls that favor my candidate! Any that don’t favor my candidate are flawed! Got it?

TarheelBen on July 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

As we get closer to Nov. I really anticipate Bo going full monty on us.

tim c on July 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

“Obama in the bunker” will replace “Hitler in the bunker” so epic Hussein’s “AMERICA HAS PROVEN UNWORTHY OF MEEEEEE” meltdown will be!

wildcat72 on July 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

On the day Obama announced his Dream Act pander, I looked at the RealClear Politics average of polls and Obama was at 47.4% approval. After all of the positive coverage of that and his Supreme Court wins on Arizona and Healthcare, as of right now Obama is at 47.7% average approval.

In other words, with all of the “Obama’s got his mojo back” reporting over the last 3 weeks, his average has gone up only .3%.

The media has tried their best to resurrect Obama but it doesn’t look like it’s working too well.

JohnInCA on July 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Andrew Sullivan hardest hit?

Kensington on July 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

The only difference detected by CNN is a sudden spike in Democratic enthusiasm buoyed by their big Court win.
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Over confidence and cocky me thinks!!

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

..invoking the spirit of the Mighty Steebo77 to ward off the onslaught of ABR/OBAMA trolls with their “Oh yeah, you Mittbots only take polls where Romney is up..” mantra.

C’mon Steebo, work yer magic!

(Meant sincerely.)

The War Planner on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Obama has had a string of media triumphs: the gay marriage thing, the immigration thing, the Arizona thing, the SCOTUS thing. The media loved them all and gave him man-hugs and got leg tingles in return. This effects polling … about 3 – 5 points. The bump quickly fades. That’s why he’s needed each of these, spaced out as they were, to get this seeming bump. In spite of it all, he could only muster 48% or so. That’s his absolute vote ceiling. Absolute.

And, folks, the ride’s coming to an end. Unemployment numbers loom. The Republican convention lies ahead.

Everybody’s giving Romney advice on what he should do. It seems to me what he’s doing is just fine: rope-a-dope, with the One landing no punches. The One is exhausted and Romney is ready to spring. (Don’t stop me here, I’m on a roll.)

MaxMBJ on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Hope? Nope. Sorry.

This is a transient. The flood is coming. I can see paths that Romney might take to get there, but the odds are just bad.

Eeyore, I know. But brace yourselves. Best to plan for the most likelihood, even if you want the better one.

Prufrock on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

The only difference detected by CNN is a sudden spike in Democratic enthusiasm buoyed by their big Court win.

Small potatoes compared to the enthusiasm buoyed by their big Court win on the side of The Tea Party.

Remember the town hall meetings in the summer/early fall of 2010? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

The bad news: Romney is also spending resources defending states that should be part of the GOP coalition, rather than taking the battle to Obama’s home turf.”

What? Which states are those? I see it the opposite way – that Romney is in states that should be easy Zero states, like Michigan and Wisconsin.

TarheelBen on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Exit question: How do you reconcile Romney’s eight-point swing state lead here with Obama’s eight-point swing state lead in NBC’s poll last week? Hint: Small sample sizes!

Are we talking about the exact same list of ‘swing states’?

forest on July 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Please be true. Please please please …. I know Romney’s really a Democrat in a good suit, but anyone but our wannabe caesar.

doufree on July 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

If Romney wins, we might be able to defeat Obamacare.
If Romney loses, Obamacare is here to stay.

aunursa on July 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

But: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/07/02/Obama-Co-Chair-Eva-Longoria-There-Is-No-Way-Women-Can-Vote-Republican

But (from the article):

Outside of the venue where Longoria spoke, the “Desperate Housewives” star was greeted by women who do vote Republican.They were clad in Mitt Romney T-shirts. …

“Women will decide this election, and they are smart enough and concerned enough to know that future generations are at risk because of the failed policies of the Obama administration: healthcare policy that adds to debt, joblessness that adds to debt, foreign policy that scares our allies, and overall disrespect for the constitution of our country,” Terrell said. “To assure a better future, women must vote Republican.”

davidk on July 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM

If CNN reports a 51/43 Romney lead its probably closer to a 65/35 with a +10 dem count. Time to give away more stuff.

DanMan on July 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Best news ive heard in a week.

newportmike on July 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

NO wonder bho is not in the wh for a week? bho is not getting funds and people don’t like him? bho/team way way under estimated the American public, WE DO NOT like dictator/kings here!

I pray this continues, please!
L

letget on July 2, 2012 at 5:59 PM

This is what I expected to happen… Obamacare being rammed down our throats YET AGAIN has sealed King Putt’s fate.

wildcat72 on July 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Yeah, not only a horrible healthcare bureaucracy that makes the Post office look efficient – but a pant load of news taxes for those who thought they were going to get healthcare for free!

No wonder the Dems want to talk it away from being a TAX!

Chip on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

That picture just gives me the shivers.

gophergirl on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Wow, I actually got a tingle up my leg there, but it stopped at the knee when I saw oblamo’s picture.

Wolfmoon on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Exit question: How do you reconcile Romney’s eight-point swing state lead here with Obama’s eight-point swing state lead in NBC’s poll last week?

CNN includes Missouri, Indiana, and Arizona… These are red states. Whereas NBC does not include them.

kevinkristy on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Exit question: How do you reconcile Romney’s eight-point swing state lead here with Obama’s eight-point swing state lead in NBC’s poll last week? Hint: Small sample sizes!

Here’s a partial explanation. NBC left off a couple heavy R leaners, but included the heavy D leaners like New Mexico.

CNN swing states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin

NBC swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin

forest on July 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

The media has tried their best to resurrect Obama but it doesn’t look like it’s working too well.

JohnInCA on July 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Only one Messiah can arise from the dead

And He already has.

davidk on July 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I don’t know about the rest of you…

… but even when I was on vacation, everyone, I mean EVERYONE was talking about the SCOTUS ruling and Obowmacare.

From lakeside bars and docks, to airports, and taxis…

… Even recently graduated kids from High School I ran into were asking questions about it, and asking how much it would cost.

… Anyone who was trying to make an honest dollar in this life was PISSED!!!

I’m sure the press is going to try to keep a lid on this as long as they can…

… but the mushroom cloud over the horizon is getting bigger and bigger as the reality of what happened last weeks sets in and the shock wears off.

My only hope is that not only Obowma is blown out of office, but every Democrat’s smug face as well…

Seven Percent Solution on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

So when is CNN coming out with a Fast and Furious poll?

We’ll probably see them do an Anderson Cooper poll first…

Del Dolemonte on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Remember the town hall meetings in the summer/early fall of 2010? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Lord I hope so!!..:)

PS..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Having lived through Carter when things were not nearly as bad economically, there is absolutely no way this man can win re-election. Granted the children are much more indoctrinated now than in 79 and we only had network news at the time. The only way Obama wins is if Romney loses. The ball is in his court, it should be a no brainer, but of course we are talking about the republican party.

shar61 on July 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Roberts’ health care switch: Gasoline on the fire

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

My only hope is that not only Obowma is blown out of office, but every Democrat’s smug face as well…

Seven Percent Solution on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I’m with you 100%!!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Wolfmoon on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Well you gotta give AP credit for seeing to it we don’t eat much seeing that evil face?
L

letget on July 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

That picture just gives me the shivers.

gophergirl on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Evil personified.

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Look at me….

portlandon on July 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Three states, sorry. Arizona, Indiana, Missouri all included on CNN while excluded on NBC. All R leaners. That’ll make a different in the overall “swing state” number.

forest on July 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

More cowbell!!!

hoosiermama on July 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Been telling people I know for a while, I don’t think it’ll be even close. The media’s trying to keep that narrative.

msupertas on July 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

You too Dire.

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

John Roberts put poison in the Democrats political tea. You’ll see.

We will get the WH and the Senate and still overturn Obamacare the right way, at the ballot box.

No, Roberts didn’t cave to the Left, he destroyed the Left.

mitchellvii on July 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

More cowbell!!!

hoosiermama on July 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

rofl..I hear you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Evil personified.

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Yep that’s it exactly

gophergirl on July 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Face it people, if we cannot win this election knowing what is at stake, we don’t deserve to get rid of Obamacare.

mitchellvii on July 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

CNN poll of battleground states: Romney 51, Obama 43

But….but….but this can’t be true! The MSM is FULL of how Team Obama is just HAMMERING Romney with Bain Capital ads!

GarandFan on July 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

..:):)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I wonder if CNN is still reeling under the shocking, earth-shattering, soul-shaking news that Anderson Cooper is gay!

To which I know I join everyone in one great big resounding chorus of…..

WHO………GIVES…………A……….DAMN?!!!!!

As a journalist, he still stinks.

pilamaye on July 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

That picture just gives me the shivers creeps.

gophergirl on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

mitchellvii on July 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

You have a point..A very good one!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM

That picture just gives me the shivers creeps.

gophergirl on July 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

That MOLE. ewwwwww It watches you.

hoosiermama on July 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM

So when is CNN coming out with a Fast and Furious poll?

We’ll probably see them do an Anderson Cooper poll first…

Del Dolemonte on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

What would be the question?

Why in tarnation would the gun grabbers want to boost illegal gun sales to push for civilian disarmament.. and I already answered that.

Okay, let’s try that again:

Who do you think the media is trying to protect in the Gunwalkergate debacle?

1. Obama
2. Holder

Who do you think authorized the Gunwalkergate debacle?

1. Obama
2. Holder

Who do you think should be impeached and thrown in jail for the Gunwalkergate debacle?

1. Obama
2. Holder

Chip on July 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM

My only hope is that not only Obowma is blown out of office, but every Democrat’s smug face as well…

Seven Percent Solution on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I’m with you 100%!!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Dire Straits:Yup…..”Clink”!!:)

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Well, this is certainly not going to help the boy king.

Recession Imminent? U.S. Manufacturing Plunges

The Wall Street Journal reports today that, for the first time in three years, U.S. manufacturing has plunged to an index of 49.7 in June after sitting at 53.5 in May.

An index below 50 indicates the manufacturing sector is not only slowing but contracting.

At the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis wonders if the American economy isn’t once again in recession after three years of a shaky economic expansion:

But these numbers are just the latest in a long string of worrisome reports including rising initial unemployment claims, slowing job growth, falling consumer confidence, and declining durable goods orders. Oh, and the rest of the global economy is slowing, too.

RDQ Economics reports that this is the largest manufacturing decline since 9/11 and the second largest since the worst of the Carter Recession in 1980.

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Dire Straits:Yup…..”Clink”!!:)

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM

*clink* to you!..:)

PS..Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

We are getting absolutely hammered by 0bama ads here. Probably for Western IA…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

So when is CNN coming out with a Fast and Furious poll?

We’ll probably see them do an Anderson Cooper poll first…

Del Dolemonte on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Fast and Furious? Loved it! Vin Diesel is the man!

/American Electorate

Kataklysmic on July 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

1. Obama
2. Holder

Chip on July 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM

3. Both.

hillsoftx on July 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Liblets are simply results-oriented. They always have an excuse when the facts don’t match their presumed conclusion–racism, taken-out-of context, we messed up so it really doesn’t count (until we torture the numbers and make it what we say is right)–what-have-you.

Election Day is the final poll, the final arbiter. Though I recently read one liblet here say that’s not so.

Go figure…

Liam on July 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Wait til the media starts pounding him for going on vacation for a week right after a “land hurricane” devastates the east coast. That’s gonna leave a mark!

DanMan on July 2, 2012 at 6:21 PM

My only hope is that not only Obowma is blown out of office, but every Democrat’s smug face as well…

Seven Percent Solution on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

..why stop with their face; blow their asss out as well, 7%! (It’s really great intel, by the way! Thanks.)

Remember the town hall meetings in the summer/early fall of 2010? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Flora Duh on July 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Lord I hope so!!..:)

PS..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

..Is this an early QOTD? Hey, shall I run to the liquor cabinet? I’ll see if I can leave work early and throw together some G&Ts and join you. Can I pour you folks one?

The War Planner on July 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

We’d better hope for an economic meltdown because thanks to Benedict Roberts, the election was just lost. Romney cannot argue against ACA any longer… he is the worst possible nominee as he can only dither about the tax/mandate issue, being one of its architects. The weight of anti-ACA argument was kneecapped by Roberts, it’s Obama’s to lose now.

The Mediacrats can argue that a “conservative” justice said the act was good, so either Roberts is a liberal (which makes R’s look like dupes) or he’s not, as he said the law is fine. It’s going to be one of those oops moments in the debates that will have Romney wincing.

leftnomore on July 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Don’t worry.
There’ll be a Reuters or NBC poll tomorrow that says that Choomie leads Romney by 88% to 1.03% and that he’s more likable than sex or Choco Tacos.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on July 2, 2012 at 6:23 PM

..Is this an early QOTD? Hey, shall I run to the liquor cabinet? I’ll see if I can leave work early and throw together some G&Ts and join you. Can I pour you folks one?

The War Planner on July 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

rofl..You can buy a round for the house!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

We are getting absolutely hammered by 0bama ads here. Probably for Western IA…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Also seeing a lot of anti-Deb Fischer ads. Bob Kerrey camp must be alarmed…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Use the ignore button!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM

We’d better hope for an economic meltdown because thanks to Benedict Roberts, the election was just lost.

One could argue that thanks to Benedict Roberts, the election was handed to Romney. Romney, and the honest media, have four months to educate the people who are actually going to have to pay for this debacle about the effects it will have on them. Obama has no record to run on. Romney will destroy him in the debates. Obama has no defense without his teleprompter. Don’t give up hope. The ones that will foot the bill will either elect Obama, or kick him out. I’m betting that they’ll kick him out.

cajunpatriot on July 2, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Andrew Sullivan hardest hit?

Kensington on July 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Gosh, I hope he’s desperate enough to ‘out’ BO.

Cody1991 on July 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM

The Mediacrats can argue that a “conservative” justice said the act was good, so either Roberts is a liberal (which makes R’s look like dupes) or he’s not, as he said the law is fine. It’s going to be one of those oops moments in the debates that will have Romney wincing.

leftnomore on July 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I’m sure that Romney will be expecting questions like that and will be well-prepared.

aunursa on July 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM

“He that lives upon Hope dies farting”

Ben Franklin

LCT688 on July 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Use the ignore button!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Don’t mind seeing them at all. Smacks of desperation…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I’m going to find it comedy gold to hear liberals ask for once, “What do you mean I have to PAY?”

Liam on July 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

…. I know Romney’s really a Democrat in a good suit, but anyone but our wannabe caesar.

doufree on July 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

You made me giggle on this one, and I agree.

lea on July 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

What is wolfie saying?

Is he even bringing this poll up?

Heh

cmsinaz on July 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

It may just be that some of the moderate, swing voters who are part of the middle or even upper-middle class were thinking the same thing that many conservatives were — that the Supreme Court would save them from the worst of Obama’s big government excesses. They could feel sanguine about their 2008 vote, and even consider voting for Obama again in 2012, because even if he did something really crazy, the Court would fix the problem.

Roberts ruling the way he did on ObamaCare actually could have woken a few of the moderates up to the idea that elections matter, and voting for Obama again under the idea that the system will take care of counterbalancing some of the stuff they don’t like may not be the smartest strategerie in the world. That could account for the few points bump post-Roberts decision (though swing voters being swing voters, unless Romney and others on the right keep hammering home the message, the swing voters will forget about ObamaCare by November).

jon1979 on July 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

So that whole Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 being upheld by John Roberts did not even provide a bounce for the purple-lipped, jug-eared bass-tard? Lol

the new aesthetic on July 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Also seeing a lot of anti-Deb Fischer ads. Bob Kerrey camp must be alarmed…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Please tell me that Kerrey doesn’t have a chance, a little worried about that one.

opustx on July 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM

*clink* to you!..:)

PS..Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Dire Straits:Likewise as well,Dire:)

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Don’t mind seeing them at all. Smacks of desperation…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Good point!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Please tell me that Kerrey doesn’t have a chance, a little worried about that one.

opustx on July 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

We recognize a carpetbagger when we see one…

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Unicorn Prince

Love this!

scalleywag on July 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I’m not putting any stock in it but let’s blog it anyway.

The history of blogging in a nutshell :)

29Victor on July 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM

…how does the P O S get in the 40 percentile in any swing state?

KOOLAID2 on July 2, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Election 2012 will be a referendum on ObamaCareTax

the new aesthetic on July 2, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Anyone want to bet Obama, in typical grandiloquent EO fashion, legalizes pot before November?

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canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

*clink *

It’s adult beverage time

cmsinaz on July 2, 2012 at 6:41 PM

cmsinaz on July 2, 2012 at 6:41 PM

*clink*

OmahaConservative on July 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM

*clink *

It’s adult beverage time

cmsinaz on July 2, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:):)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Hey, since 26 year old people are now considered “children” can we raise the voting age to 27?

the new aesthetic on July 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Anyone want to bet Obama, in typical grandiloquent EO fashion, legalizes pot before November?

AubieJon on July 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

AubieJon:You mean,like Chicago just passed,a ticket for small
amount of possession,no criminal charges!

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Roberts is a coward but he did awaken a slumbering giant with the potential to do great things. Since the dems rammed this ObamTax monstrosity down the nation’s collective throat we have seen the Eurozone begin its predicted collapse and several cities in the US file bankruptcy. The dems have to promote their scheme that will bring that to the nation while also having to defend lying about it as the election approaches.

Now look down the road as the election approaches. Remember Scott Brown? Say your in Ma. and you are looking at what lays ahead. You already have a state plan that according to reports provides you with all you need and is wonderful. Why would you want to take liability for the other states if you could get out of it? I don’t care how liberal you are you will never trade a program run by a liberal state for one that could be gutted by a repub federal administration or at best for your liberal point of view run by any federal g’ment even (see Post Office). Even independants and conservatives (if there are any) wouldn’t swap what they have for what they’re looking at with Obamacare. And Scott Brown has consistently said he would not vote for Obamacare, especially after having campaigned on it to win his seat. If you don’t like RomneyCare your not a liberal democrat anyway.

Starting last Monday public pension and healthcare obligations have to have their value reflect reality for the sake of selling and trading bonds they rely on to keep the balls in the air. Watch for state and muni financial reports to go negative as this comes to light. This will impact home values as people reject buying into collapsing cities when a perfectly nice suburb without that burden is right down the road (see Detroit x 1,000).

Democrat’s chickens…are coming home to roost.

DanMan on July 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Election 2012 will be a referendum on ObamaCareTax

the new aesthetic on July 2, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Romney can’t win if it’s a referendum on Obamacare….
hello…ROMNEYCARE!

terryannonline on July 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Hey OC and Dire :)

cmsinaz on July 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Funny, bad timing for both Obamacare and AZ decisions.

Beltway tries to pull end runs around the public during these holidays, because no one is listening except the most interested.

They couldnt massage the reports like if it had happened in October. News gets old Momentum is everything

Romney is not even working the news hard right now. He can ramp it up later and it will play better

entagor on July 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM

AubieJon:You mean,like Chicago just passed,a ticket for small
amount of possession,no criminal charges!

canopfor on July 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM

See, this is what happens when I’m off the internet for any length of time.

AubieJon on July 2, 2012 at 6:50 PM

cmsinaz on July 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Hello!..Hope you and yours had a good weekend!..:)

Dire Straits on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I like how the usual lib trolls are always conveniently absent in these threads.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 PM

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