Rasmussen: Bounce over, Romney up 7 on economy

posted at 2:01 pm on September 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Has Barack Obama’s convention bounce dissipated?  According to Rasmussen’s 3-day tracking poll, the answer is yes. Mitt Romney regained a narrow 1-point edge in today’s iteration.  In even worse news for Obama, Republicans are recovering their enthusiasm:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 46% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

This is the first time in a week that Romney has held even a single-point advantage. See daily tracking history. Romney is now supported by 18% of white Democrats.

Romney has solidified the GOP vote and holds a 77-point lead among Republicans. That’s slightly larger than Obama’s 72-point advantage among Democrats.

When “leaners” are included, it’s Romney 49% and Obama 47%. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either candidate but express a preference for one of them in a follow-up question.

Perhaps most significantly, Republicans are once again more engaged in the election than Democrats. Forty-nine percent (49%) of GOP voters are following the race on a daily basis. Among Democrats, just 42% are that interested. Throughout 2012, Republicans have consistently held the enthusiasm advantage. However, for a few days following the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the president’s party caught up to the GOP on this important measure of potential turnout.

Yesterday at Gallup, the tracking poll results looked much different, with Obama leading Romney by 7, 50/43.  However, there are a couple of important differences to keep in mind.  First, Gallup polls registered voters, while Rasmussen polls likely voters, a more predictive technique.  Also, Gallup uses a 7-day tracking poll, which provides more stability but also means that it tends to catch trends more slowly.  Rasmussen’s 3-day sampling would have more volatility, but also show trending more quickly.

While the bounce dissipates, Romney’s standing on the economy has improved.  He has a seven-point lead over Obama on what has been the biggest issue in this election cycle:

Half the nation’s voters now trust Mitt Romney more than President Obama when it comes to dealing with the troubled U.S. economy, the number one issue on their minds as they go to the polls.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters trust Romney more when it comes to handling the economy. Forty-three percent (43%) trust the president more. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Although Romney has consistently led the president in regular surveying when it comes to the economy, this is the highest level of trust he’s earned since May when 51% expressed more confidence in him. The gap between the two candidates had narrowed to four points – 48% to 44% – by late last month.

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans and 15% of Democrats have more faith in Romney when it comes to the economy. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Democrats and eight percent (8%) of GOP voters trust Obama more. Voters not affiliated with either party are almost evenly divided: 44% for Romney, 42% for Obama.

Every other issue polled by Rasmussen shows both candidates in a virtual tie, within the margin of error.  Obama does best on national security, but only scores a 46/43 lead on that issue — although he’s +9 among independents, 45/36.  Rasmussen pointedly notes that half of this poll was taken prior to the assassination of an American ambassador on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, however, and questions arising about security preparations may quickly erode that lead, too.

Interestingly, there is a huge gender gap on the economy question, but not in the way one would predict from the media conventional wisdom.  Obama narrowly leads among women, 47/44, but trails by 17 among men and can’t even get to 40%, 39/56.  That’s a +14 for Romney in the gender gap, which also happens to be the largest gender gap on any of the issues polled by Rasmussen.

Finally, since I offered a buzz-kill perspective on Florida yesterday, let’s take a look at a new poll from the Sunshine State, reported by the Miami Herald‘s Marc Caputo:

The Associated Industries of Florida business group has released snippets of a survey taken by  Mclaughlin & Associates, a firm that typically polls for Republicans, which finds Mitt Romney clinging to an inside-the-error-margin lead over President Obama, 50-47%, among likely voters.

That’s an improvement of 5 points for Romney since August and a 3-point increase for Obama since the end of the Republican and Democratic conventions.

Those previous AIF numbers differed from another pre-convention surveys from Quinnipiac University and CNN/Time/ORC  (AlthoughPublic Policy Polling, which typically surveys for Democrats, found Obama up by just 1 before and after the conventions).

Some of that is driven by the “better off” question, which Obama loses by 15 points, 40/55. Caputo has more info on the crosstabs, but I don’t see anything about sample composition, so it’s hard to know how much to rely on this survey, which isn’t exactly independent.  Still, it’s worth at least a look.

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Nice bounce for Romney!..Hopefully it will be the beginning of the end for Obie!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 6:40 PM

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Soooooo…that is similar to Romney HOW, exactly? Genius. Romney has been hailed for the past 4 years as The Only Man Who Can Beat Obama, and he’s the GOPe darling. What you’ve said about Reagan would be more applicable to Palin, if she had run.

ddrintn on September 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Oh, Palin, yeah, I should have known that’s where you wanted to go actually :)… But I know better than to go there :)…sorry, but I won’t oblige :)…but back to our topic, what the heck are you even talking about??? Who exactly hailed Romney as the only one who can beat obama, care to link, who are you exactly talking about? Most pundits on the republican side don’t like Romney much, and they never did, testament of that being their constantly critical articles, pieces of political commentary, tweets, etc…luckily for obama, he doesn’t have to put up with a ra id,y critical leftist media, his only problem is that the LSM adoration and suckazz enthusiasm is a tad embarrassing at times, even for him :) …back to romney, soooo, if not the GOP pundits, then who hailed romney as the only one capable of beating Obama…the base, maybe??? :)…well, according to you the base hates him or something…then who the heck are you talking about, can you make one coheremt comment??? And are you in any way saying or implying that Romney is somehow the right media darling, do tell more, in your deep delusion you might actually believe it, at this point I am merely curious how a twisted and deranged mind works…so who is this generic GOP/right media that is so enamoured ith Mitt??? So, let me recap for you… Limbaugh never liked Romney and attacked him constantly during the primaries, that’s one giant right media personality right there…Fox was ‘ cold’ towards Romney to say the least, thee’s not a single show on FOx that ‘sings’ praises to Romney in any form or shape….Michelle Malkin disikes the man greatly, to the point that she didn’t ‘t put a single post out there mentioning Romney other than in passing during the GOP convention, not a mention of his speech or anything….Glenn Beck never cared much for Romney either…..Hannity was clearly a Newt guy until he lost in the primaries….O’Reilly rarely says anything positive about Romney, especially since he is trying so hard to pretend he is equidistant or something…Byron York wrote a lot of negative pieces about Romney, and so did Mark Steyn at NPR! calling him squish and every name in the book…WSJ ran an equal number of positive and negative articles about him, Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parket never enthused with the guy either, Frum and David Brooks didn’t write a single positive piece on Romney since he is the official GOP nominee…Rich Lowry is one of the few who is at least trying to be fair to Mitt…the guy who runs Daily Caller (the name escapes me right now, oh, yeah, Tucker Carlson) not a big fan either, a lot of negative posts and articles published in that online tabloidish outfit…Ramesh Ponuru at NPR also not great fan of Romney…Laura Ingraham ‘hates’ Romney with passion, as was evident in her outburst on FOx most recently….Erick Erickson at Red State and of CNN fame exclriated Romney endless times, not only on his unreadable blog, but on CNN?…Coulter is one of the few who was clearly on Romney’s side and rooting for him since the beginning, but she is fairly controversial herself and doesn’t have her own show or command a great viewership or audience…..if anything, I think Reagan was in a far better place than Romney is in that at least he didn’t have a hostile GOP media to deal with, like Romney…he’s got both the idiots in the Iib msm and our own right media geniuses hammering him constantly and twisting every single word he utters….why are you having such a hard time understanding that the GOP put very bad candidates out there (and palin didn’t run, remember??) and Romney won because he was the least bad of them all, not because the punditry wanted him oh, so badly to be the GOP nominee…

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM

The clown poll Reuters/IPSOS quickly put up a big headline today. Obama widens lead over Romney in its tracking poll. It has a habit of hidden polls favoring Romney, and loudly taunt poll going the other way. Yesterday it was 46/43 and likely was tracking Romney on Mon/Tues (Barry/Romney). Today all at a sudden , it is 48/41. That kind of movement is highly unusual in a 4 day tracking poll. It does not provide demographic, but Romney is leading Marry 35 to 26 among independent. You do the math to get the Dem overweight.

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 6:44 PM

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Plus Obie campaigned in Boulder CO today..I smell smoke!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM

The time to criticize Romney was during the Primaries and we did plenty of that!!

That kind of proves his point, Blue. The “you lost, get in line” stuff doesn’t fly in the real world. Any pol is fair game for legitimate criticism at any time.

newtopia on September 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

That doesn’t prove his point. Since the Convention when Romney received and accepted the Nomination, there is no need to bring up his record when he was Gov. Criticize his performance since then is fine or give suggestions. The voters knew his record etc and it’s water under the bridge now.

You don’t have to vote at all or you can vote for whoever you please. My issue with you is what I stated in my post to you.

How about criticizing Obama? That’s the enemy of this Country, not Romney.

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

That the Obama supporter and fake conservative Ddrintn crawled out of his cave to post on a thread about Romney’s resilience in the polls should tell you all you need to know. Known and exposed Obama-supporting trolls like ddrintn feel the need to bash Romney whenever Obama is going through tough times and things are looking up for Mitt. It is ALL THEY do. They comment about nothing else on this site, yet they think you will believe them when they tell you how oh-so-conservative they are. These Obama-supporting trolls feel alarmed when they see headlines about Romney ahead in the polls, so they come on here to talk down our stellar Romney/Ryan ticket as a way to discourage conservatives and make them feel gloomy about our chances of defeating Obama.

Make no mistake about it: Obama WILL BE DEFEATED this November, and there isn’t anything the Obama-supporting HotAir trolls like ddrintn and GumbyandPokey can do about it.

bluegill on September 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Should have read:

‘put up with a rabidly critical leftist media’…

‘erickson excoriated romney endless times’…

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 6:50 PM

“Plus Obie campaigned in Boulder CO today..I smell smoke!!..:)”

No, you just smell bad.

Obama is crushing Romney in both the Gallup and Reuters tracking polls.

Romney is holding his own in ONE poll, and ONE poll only, and that’s Rasmussen. He’s getting destroyed in every other survey. If you think Obama is worried, you are extremely naive.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

“These Obama-supporting trolls feel alarmed when they see headlines about Romney ahead in the polls, so they come on here to talk down our stellar Romney/Ryan ticket as a way to discourage conservatives and make them feel gloomy about our chances of defeating Obama.”

Ok, please enlighten me. What are these “polls” you are referring to that have Romney ahead. I know he leads in Rasmussen, but is getting killed in Reuters and Gallup’s trackers. He’s losing in every swing state poll I’ve seen recently.

Just what are these “polls” you speak of?

Seriously, I’m very curious if I’ve missed something.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Make no mistake about it: Obama WILL BE DEFEATED this November, and there isn’t anything the Obama-supporting HotAir trolls like ddrintn and GumbyandPokey can do about it.

bluegill on September 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

+ 100..Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 6:56 PM

What you’ve said about Reagan would be more applicable to Palin, if she had run.

ddrintn on September 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Ddrintn is a well-known, jilted Sarah Palin worshiper-turned-Obama supporter. It’s sad, really. He never quite got over Palin’s understandable decision to never run for President, and we read about how ddrintn got a tattoo a year or so ago that says: ♥Palin 2012♥. No joke. He gives Sarah Palin fans a bad name and HotAir an even worse one. These are the kinds of nutballs who clog up our HotAir comment boards with their Romney/Ryan-bashing and their campaigning for Obama. No wonder other Sarah Palin fans shun the Obama supporter ddrintn and his ongoing efforts to bash Mitt and Paul Ryan.

bluegill on September 13, 2012 at 6:57 PM

If you think Obama is worried, you are extremely naive.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

And if you think he is spending time in IA, NV, and CO to sight see then you are naive..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM

“These Obama-supporting trolls feel alarmed when they see headlines about Romney ahead in the polls, so they come on here to talk down our stellar Romney/Ryan ticket as a way to discourage conservatives and make them feel gloomy about our chances of defeating Obama.”

Ok, please enlighten me. What are these “polls” you are referring to that have Romney ahead. I know he leads in Rasmussen, but is getting killed in Reuters and Gallup’s trackers. He’s losing in every swing state poll I’ve seen recently.

Just what are these “polls” you speak of?

Seriously, I’m very curious if I’ve missed something.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Yes, dear, we heard you the fiirst ten times, no need to scream hysterically…you can go to bed on a happy note tonight kmowing that romney is getting killed in the reuter and gallup polls :)…..or, better yet, you can get a life :).(btw polls’ objectivity and impartiality, I meamt to ask, have the DOJ already filed suit against Gallup or is in the works? :) …

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

If I were an Obama campaigner donor, I’d be asking for my money back about right now.

The Democrat convention bounce (described more accurately as the Bill Clinton speech bounce) is gone, and the failed Obama economy continues to be the number 1 issue. The incompetent Obama campaign has done a terrible job telling voters what he would do in a second term, choosing instead to blame Bush, call on daddy Bill Clinton to try to save him, and to spend hundreds of millions trying (and failing) to ruin the reputation of a fine man like Mitt, who continues to hang tough.

No wonder the Dem voters are less enthusiastic about this election! They know Obama is a loser and always has been. Now that Romney has started rolling out his large swing state ad blitz, the Obama campaign will have an even harder time trying to convince voters that he deserves a second term. Voters know that Obama needs to go.

The Obama campaign is running on empty, and they have nowhere to go but even further down at this point. The Demo convention turned out to be a bust, AND it gave Republicans some wonderful footage which reveals the true anti-God, anti-Israel nature of today’s Democrat Party.

bluegill on September 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I don’t recall seeing many, if any, of us Romney naysayers trying to tell people not to vote for Romney. And it’s not just about throwing Obama out of office. That’s an idiotic personalization of the election, mainly in an effort to make a weak candidate look better. Throw Obama out, but replace him with what? That’s the question.

ddrintn on September 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

The Primaries are over. Romney is the ONLY Republican Nominee ddrintn. We want to win this election and bringing up Romneys’ record isn’t helpful. We have the Dems to do that and the alphabet Networks.

My initial reply was to newtopia and you decided to join in. What I said to her still stands. I wasn’t speaking to you, nor was I calling you a Troll/Obot.

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM

“And if you think he is spending time in IA, NV, and CO to sight see then you are naive..:)”

Obama has to campaign somewhere.

There’s no need to go to MI or PA, those are off the table, so he goes to the next batch of states where the numbers are closer, but still solidly for Obama. He’s not going to waste time in the South. He’s not going to waste time in Indiana, that’s gone back to the GOP, as has NC, in all likelihood. He’ll just rotate NV, CO, IA, WI (where he’ll be next weekend), OH, FL and VA. Seems like smart politics to me. Remember, Romney needs to win OH, FL and VA to just have a fighting chance. In addition to each and every one of those, he would need IA or CO or WI or NV or NH to win.

You guys just have no clue about smart, winning politics. And, btw, where in the world is all of Romney’s money being spent? Watching ESPN, it’s littered with Obama ads, and not a spot for Romney to be seen. This is the worst campaign I can remember.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Obama is crushing Romney in both the Gallup and Reuters tracking polls.

daveyandgoliath on September 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I already cleaned your clock on that al-Rooters tracking “poll” in another thread here. Funny how you posted almost the exact same thing on this thread less than 5 minutes after posting it there. I see Axelrod is keeping you busy.

Today’s (and every other day’s) Reuters “tracking poll” is an online poll.

In other words, it’s about as “accurate” as those fake news photos Reuters published as real a few years back.

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Don’t apologize to that kook..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

You guys just have no clue about smart, winning politics. But I do, because I cite online “polls” as Fact.

daveyandgoliath on September 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Fixed.

Del Dolemonte on September 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM

“Now that Romney has started rolling out his large swing state ad blitz, the Obama campaign will have an even harder time trying to convince voters that he deserves a second term. Voters know that Obama needs to go.”

Bluegill,

I’m in WIsconsin, and there are no signs of any ad blitz here. You’ll see an ad for Mitt once in a while, but I would say the amount of Obama ads outpace Romney ads by about a 3-1 margin.

And from reading any number of Conservative blogs, there is no sign of any “shock and awe” massive Romney ad blitz going on. It’s an almost non-existent campaign.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

ddrintn on September 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

You are a democrat troll and you are irrelevant. And you can’t make an argument without an ad homonym.

You are irrelevant. Go away!

rebuzz on September 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM

That was very informative. I don’t know how you remember all of that, as I couldn’t. Reading your comments refreshed my memory tho, LOL

One you forgot, is Mark Levin:-) He was against him also. But because he is now the Nominee, he’s voting for him and has said so.

And unlike others on this site, Levin doesn’t constantly criticize Romney anymore. He wants to win and so do I.

That’s the difference I see with some of these commenters on HA.

Good comments!!

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

“You guys just have no clue about smart, winning politics. But I do, because I cite online “polls” as Fact.”

Yeah, I plead guilty. If all the polls except one says Obama is going to win, I’ll put my money on them. If anybody here wants to wager on the outcome this November, I will happily take up any bet.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Wow, NBC/Marist polls just out are brutal for ROmney. Obama wins Florida, Ohio and Virginia by 5 pts.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

LoLz..We will see..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Don’t apologize to that kook..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I hope I wasn’t doing that!! He joined in to my reply to newtopia and he shouldn’t have since it didn’t involve him. I think he’s just in a bad mood today. I normally don’t bother people I disagree with unless it’s beyond the pale:-)

Oh, I see you were giving kudos to…, LOL We are even:-)

Will reform my ways!!

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Del Dolemonte on September 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

A 4 days tracking poll reported daily does not jump 3 points in 1 day. Reuters did not publish its poll result on Mon or Tues. Independents go for Romney 35 to 26 in that poll. You do the math to see what kind of sample will give you 48 to 41 when both Rep and Ind gave a large edge to Romney. Reuters is the most dishonest poll there is.

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Will reform my ways!!

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM

You do not owe that kook nothing!..:)

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

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM

“A 4 days tracking poll reported daily does not jump 3 points in 1 day. Reuters did not publish its poll result on Mon or Tues. Independents go for Romney 35 to 26 in that poll. You do the math to see what kind of sample will give you 48 to 41 when both Rep and Ind gave a large edge to Romney. Reuters is the most dishonest poll there is.”

OK, how about the new NBC/WSJ/Marist polls of Florida, Ohio and Virginia, where Romney is getting destroyed in each?

This isn’t even going to be close.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

This isn’t even going to be close.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

We will see!!..:)

Dire Straits on September 13, 2012 at 7:33 PM

The polls are pretty accurate. Just get over it. It is what it is. We get this disputing polls stuff before virtually every election, and in the end the polls turn out to be quite accurate. The RCP average was nearly dead on the last 2 presidential election cycles (within 1 point). Even on the Walker recall, the RCP Average was within .1%.

Every other poll included in the RCP Average has Obama ahead. Rasmussen has Romney 1 ahead. I go with the full RCP average, Obama up 3.3% currently, because it’s proven itself to be highly accurate and helps flatten out outliers.

I remember people refusing to believe the polls when they showed O’Donnell was going to get crushed by about 17 points. We were treated with endless posts about how the polls were wrong. O’Donnell lost by 17 points. Remember 2008? The polls showed Obama was going to win by around 7 or 8 points and we had countless posts here claiming the polls were wrong? Yeah, Obama won by 7.3%. The list goes on and on. The polls are fairly accurate, especially if you use the RCP average to flatten out the outliers.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

SO Hot Air get to work with your bashing of the WSJ polls that came out today showing Romney losing Ohio,Florida and Virginia or I guess you will claim if you look at them right they are actually good news for Romney …right ? oh so sorry these are likely voters also … oh I know they are just part of of a Democratic short term bounce … Right?

U2denver on September 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM

gumbypoked, Curb Your Enthusiasm

VA
NBC/WSJ/Marist 9/9 – 9/11 996 LV MOE 3.1
Barry 49 Romney 44 Obama +5
Gravis Marketing 9/8 – 9/9 2238 LV MOE 2.2
Barry 49 Romney 48+5

One of the 2 is wrong. The one that is more likely to be wrong is the one with smaller sample size and larger MOE.

The NBC/Marist Poll in OH has a +10 Dem overweight
De 38 R 28 I 32
Rasmussen has Barry and Romney in a statistical tie

FL
NBC/WSJ/Marist 9/9 – 9/11 980 LV MOE 3.1
Barry 49 Romney 44 Obama +5

AIF/McLaughlin 9/9 – 9/10 600 LV 4.0
Barry 47 Romney 50 Romney +3

Gravis Marketing 9/2 – 9/2 1288 LV MOE 2.7
Barry 47 Romney 48 Romney +1

No clear trend in FL, but hardly a disaster for Romney.

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Gravis result for VA was actually
Barry 44 Romney 49. Romney +5, the exact reverse of NBC/Marist.

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM

So all sorts of polling results out today (national and battleground) and Hot Air just ignores them?

I guess Conservative blogs won’t be covering the election since Romney is a guaranteed loser (same thing going on at Ace of Spades and NRO). Even guys like Phillip Klein say Mitt is toast.

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 8:04 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 13, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Yes, dear, we heard you the fiirst ten times, no need to scream hysterically…you can go to bed on a happy note tonight kmowing that romney is getting killed in the reuter and gallup polls :)…..or, better yet, you can get a life :).(btw polls’ objectivity and impartiality, I meamt to ask, have the DOJ already filed suit against Gallup or is in the works? :) …

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Oh, and don’t forget, Gumby swears he is a (titters) Romney supporter, not an Obama supporter.

Yup, sure you are, Gumby.

Right Mover on September 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Gumby is working feverishly tonight. Disspirit the troops, sap their morale! Right Gumby, that’s yer job.

Oh, gosh darnit, I give up! I’ve read so many Gumby posts that I’m just too demoralized to go vote in November!

Now, be a good little troll and go pick up your crisp $10 from Boss Axelrod, your work here is done.

Right Mover on September 13, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Obama is crushing Romney in both the Gallup and Reuters tracking polls.

daveyandgoliath on September 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I already cleaned your clock on that al-Rooters tracking “poll” in another thread here. Funny how you posted almost the exact same thing on this thread less than 5 minutes after posting it there. I see Axelrod is keeping you busy.

Today’s (and every other day’s) Reuters “tracking poll” is an online poll.

In other words, it’s about as “accurate” as those fake news photos Reuters published as real a few years back.

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

you have got to be kidding me…are you serious that this intellectual pigmey, Gumbo, yelled and screamed hysterically, and poked us in the eye the whole day with a ‘poll’ that is actually an online tracking poll bahahaha…..surreal…

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Oh, and don’t forget, Gumby swears he is a (titters) Romney supporter, not an Obama supporter.

Right Mover on September 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM

That he defies any logic, I know already…I think any shrink would have a hard time diagnosing that one… he has touched on a bit of everything on the psychological disorder spectrum, from oppositional defiant disorder to logorrhea (otherwise known as verbal diarrhea or verbosity), from bi-polar disorder (albeit in a mild form) to pseudologia fantastica…our resident gumbo really is one of a kind…

jimver on September 13, 2012 at 8:34 PM

The Independent in the UK is not a conservative newspaper.

The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi..Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.

The response of Barry/Hillary to the crisis had been erratic. Failure of Barry to attend intel briefing , especially from after 9/5 and yesterday. His despicable and irresponsible conduct on Tuesday night and yesterday. His gaffe over whether Egypt is an ally.

All those thing will come back to haunt Barry when further light are shone on them.

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 8:36 PM

We need to start keeping a list of all of the newbie trolls/obots that have finally came out of hiding.

Oh, Mark Levin has been on the Egypt/Libya fiasco. New info and he’s livid!! If anyone has time, get his replay on his site. Also see Drudge.

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I will forgive Mitt his squishiness of the past, when he gets the consistent fortitude that seems, at first blush, dare I say, presidential. zero is not a nice guy over his head — thinking Ray Charles’ America.
Nope, zero, notta.

Oh and you know I had trademarked ‘loathe’, wha? Wheelbarrows full of loathe.

Persuade people. These last few days speak volumes. Barky’s apple cart.

And another bunch of Americans dead, and worse, dragged through the streets.

Religion of peace, my azz. They do understand carpet bombing though, so there’s that.

We aren’t playing this right (correctly). They only understand annihilation.
We should provide them their wish.

the.fill.in.the.missing.quotes.

Now, I’ll consider telling you what I really think. Another day.

Persuade fence sitters, people. Facts are difficult for some to digest.
Maybe, just slice it up in eensie, teeny, weeny pieces…

And ask them to grow up.

No, I do not feel better, but for the premise.

mickytx on September 13, 2012 at 8:41 PM

bayview on September 13, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I’ve heard some of Levin reporting on this via Drudge. Had to run errands but intend to listen to his replay at 9PM on his website.

A lot of info is coming out over this. That “movie’ was used as a scapegoat in my opinion.

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Persuade fence sitters, people. Facts are difficult for some to digest.
Maybe, just slice it up in eensie, teeny, weeny pieces…

And ask them to grow up.

No, I do not feel better, but for the premise.

mickytx on September 13, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I try to give all my family & friends the facts and depend on them to pass it on.

Romney is taking some flack from Republicans on his Press Conference remarks yesterday. That causes a ? mark in my mind.

Also where is Boehner, McConnell and that traitor Eric Cantor? Mark Levin said they are hiding under their desks, LOL Most likely.
They all love the status quo.

bluefox on September 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Man, this place is going to be a sight to see on the evning of November 6.

ddrintn on September 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

In the Army we had a saying about guys like Romney: “He couldn’t score if he walked into a Bangkok whorehouse with a fistful of $50 bills.” A clue to his cluelessness was his rather icy reception of Clint Eastwood’s empty chair putdown of Obama. In fact Eastwood is the only guy on our side with the guts to take on Obama personally.

Nevertheless, the recent Middle Eastern events have exposed Obama (and Hillary) as such glaring incompetents that not even massive MSM coverups, red herrings and smoke screens have hidden the SNAFUS of Egypt and Libya.It is an ironic kick-in-the-head that the stumbling, fumbling, timorous Romney has an excellent chance of winning, not on his own merits, but because he backed into the White House thanks to Muslim nutcases who exposed Obama to be only the second best expert on Middle Eastern foreign policy in his own household-behind his dog, Bo.

MaiDee on September 14, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I get excited at the prospect of seeing Odouchebag kicked out of office and be a one-termer like his clone dhimmi (or dumbass) Carter. Thank you Carter for allowing the Mad Mullahs to take power in Iran and now are threatening to wipe Israel off the make with nukes and probably try to do the same with the US.

I’m not a conservative, far from it, but they have some good ideas and I just wish liberalism would return to it’s ideal, but I don’t think it was ever that great given the idiots the left keeps barfing up as their leaders.

I don’t care for Romney but almost anyone is better than Obama right now. Fingers and toes crossed that he loses this election and I hope in a humiliating way.

thinkagain on September 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

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