Romney polling bounce from debate?

posted at 1:21 pm on October 5, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Did Mitt Romney score a debate bounce in polling?  Two separate pollsters show Romney improving in key swing states after Barack Obama’s debacle on Wednesday evening.  First, We Ask America surveyed 1200 likely voters in three key swing states, and found Romney slightly ahead in all three:

Note the sample splits.  Obama supporters will have issues with the R+5 in Florida and the R+2 in Virginia. In 2008, Florida was D+3 and Virginia D+6, and in 2010, Florida was R+1 (Virginia didn’t have a statewide race for exit polling in 2010).  However, that Ohio sample has a D+4, almost precisely between 2008′s D+8 and 2010′s R+1.  An incumbent at 46% is in deep trouble with less than five weeks to go before the election, and this looks like a significant shift from earlier polling that had Obama in the lead outside the margin of error.

Rasmussen hasn’t detected any movement in either Ohio and Virginia yet in two polls today.  First up is Virginia:

Virginia remains a nail-biter in the first post-debate survey of the key battleground state, with Mitt Romney edging slightly ahead.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters, taken last night, shows Romney earning 49% support to Obama’s 48%. Three percent (3%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Three weeks ago, it was Obama 49%, Romney 48%, highlighting the closeness of the contest in the state. In August, the two were tied at 47% each. Since April, Romney has consistently earned 45% to 49% support in Virginia, while Obama has picked up 44% to 49% of the vote.

That’s basically the status quo.  If there is any bounce in the state, it’s within the MoE, at least for now.  What about Ohio?  Not much movement either, but Obama’s support seems to be softening:

The critical battleground state of Ohio remains a draw, with President Obama holding a one-point lead in the first post-debate survey of the contest there.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters, taken last night, finds Obama with 50% support to Mitt Romney’s 49%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording,click here.)

Ninety percent (90%) of Romney supporters are certain they will vote for him and not change their mind. Only 80% of Obama supporters are that certain. …

Forty-nine percent (49%) of Ohio voters trust Romney more than the president when it comes to handling the economy. Forty-five percent (45%) trust the president.

As for national security, 48% now trust Romney more to handle it, while just as many (47%) trust the president more. But last month, Obama had a five-point edge in trust – 49% to 45% – in this area.

Fifty percent (50%) think the economy will get better if Romney is elected and Republicans take control of the Congress. Forty-one percent (41%) believe that to be true if Obama is reelected and Democrats are in charge of Congress.

However, Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner finds good news for Romney in the cross-tabs:

Overall, the race is deadlocked with Obama over Romney 50 percent to 49 percent, according to the poll taken Thursday night.

But among the stunning 92 percent of all voters in the state who say that they are certain to go to the polls on Election Day, Romney leads 51 percent to 48 percent. And among the 83 percent who have already made up their minds how they will vote, Romney is ahead 52 percent to 48 percent.

It will take a few days for the impact of the debate to resonate through the polling, I think, although the WAA numbers are certainly a bright spot for Team Romney.  How will Team Obama react to the debate debacle, especially if the polls begin to show a shift?  Fox News analyst Peter Johnson says to expect more character attacks:


 

 The Obama campaign and its surrogates have claimed Mitt Romney’s apparent victory was based on faulty claims and outright lies. Former VP Al Gore has even said that he believes the high altitude in Denver affected the president, who only arrived in the area a few hours beforehand.

Johnson Jr. says Democrats are trying to convince voters they “didn’t really see” what they thought they saw on Wednesday night in Denver, presenting “one excuse after another.” He predicts the left will launch a wave of attacks against Romney in the coming days and weeks.

“We’re going to see, I believe, the hugest campaign of character assassination in American history that’s going to go forward. And I also predict it’s going to backfire,” said Johnson.

Have they actually stopped using this tactic?  They’re not talking about a second-term agenda; all they’re talking about is how bad Romney will be for America as President.  They have focused more lately on his tax plan, misrepresenting it as a massive middle-class tax hike, but that didn’t work for Obama in the debate when Romney was on stage to answer that attack.  Nor did the character attacks work particularly well as a knock-out blow to Romney over the summer, when Team Obama dominated the airwaves with those attack ads.  Now that voters have seen Romney on stage with Obama and looking at least as presidential as the incumbent, if not more so, Johnson’s right — those attacks are likely to backfire.


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It will take a few days for the impact of the debate to resonate through the polling, I think

Big problem is that polling over the weekend traditionally favors Dems. Zogby even admitted it with a straight face on TV once. Said if he wanted his results to skew Dem, he’s start on Tuesday and go thru Monday.

And for some this is a holiday weekend, so more folks will be home on Monday.

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Fox News analyst Peter Johnson says to expect more character attacks

“If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up! If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things.”

aunursa on October 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Just imagine how irate conservatives are when a government fudges numbers for political points too

Conservative4ev on October 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Said if he wanted his results to skew Dem, he’s start on Tuesday Thursday and go thru Monday.

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Fixed it for Me.

F-

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM

voters have seen Romney on stage with Obama and looking at least as presidential as the incumbent, if not more so

On stage next to Romney, Øbama looked like a lanky 13 year-old dressed up in his father’s baggy suit.

petefrt on October 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Johnson Jr. says Democrats are trying to convince voters they “didn’t really see” what they thought they saw on Wednesday night in Denver, presenting “one excuse after another.”

We must be looking for other droids.

aunursa on October 5, 2012 at 1:28 PM

bho/team have nothing left for them but to bring out the big guns to find anything they can find to slam Mitt! Like everything bho/team has slung at Mitt, this too will backfire, IMO!

The thing I fear, bho will do something to plow us some sort of snake to make it nasty for us to vote come Nov.? I would not put anything pass bho/team to do that!
L

letget on October 5, 2012 at 1:28 PM

gummeandpokeme…A POLE!!!…OH LOOK!…A POLL!!!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

On stage next to Romney, Øbama looked like a lanky 13 year-old dressed up in his father’s baggy suit.

petefrt on October 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Mitt Romney was his daddy Wednesday night.

GOPRanknFile on October 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

On Megan Kelly’s show, she showed a tweet from Joe Trippi stating that the rate of GOP voter registration online has doubled since 20 minutes into the debate. That is huge.

Voter from WA State on October 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I didn’t know any states let you register to vote online. (My state doesn’t – I don’t think.) Anyone know which states allow this?

acasilaco on October 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

What debate? What bump? Haven’t you seen the new employment numbers? MSM

sandee on October 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

OT: Unemployment rate went down…

114,000 new jobs in one hand (business survey)

873,000 new jobs added in the other (sleight of) hand (household survey)

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Waitaminute. Mom’s serving him his spaghettios for lunch.

kingsjester on October 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

dumbyandjokey, Drywall, and gerbiluse verbaluce not convinced.

M240H on October 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Now they are claiming Mitt had all the answers written on his hanky.

myiq2xu on October 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM

lol!

Some of us have tried our hand at grading trolls on other threads when we didn’t see you. It’s kind of fun.

22044 on October 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Waitaminute. Mom’s serving him his spaghettios for lunch.

kingsjester on October 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

With Little Meatballs?

Or with Wieners?

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Go out and destroy the BLS numbers on all the social media at your disposals.

React quickly to the attacks that Obama and his team try over the next 32 days. Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/Instagram/emails/posts on news sites/radio stations in key swing states.

Infiltrate, Penetrate, overtake.

WE MUST BE THE NEW MEDIA.

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 1:33 PM

What’s hilarious is that Obama feels fine assailing Mitt’s character at rallies, but he didn’t have the cojones to do so to the man’s face the other night. I don’t think he’ll grow a pair in time to do so at the next one, either, but if he does he’ll likely come across poorly.

changer1701 on October 5, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Mitt Romney was his daddy Wednesday night.

GOPRanknFile on October 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

…..and THIS must continue for the next two debates (plus Biden/Ryan).

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM

“If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.”

OxyCon on October 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM

OT: Unemployment rate went down…

114,000 new jobs in one hand (business survey)

873,000 new jobs added in the other (sleight of) hand (household survey)

So why in the world are they stating the 114,000 business survey figure for new employment, but using the 873,000 household survey figure to report the unemployment rate?

Nothing makes sense anymore…my head is exploding. =(

tkyang99 on October 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM

We Ask America, LOL!

And Ras not showing much movement, if any.

And no national movement on Ras, either.

Gonna be funny when no bounce is seen anywhere, and maybe things actually turn more towards Obama due to the jobs numbers.

So, how about it Dell?

Romney wins and I leave. Obama wins and you leave?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

On Megan Kelly’s show, she showed a tweet from Joe Trippi stating that the rate of GOP voter registration online has doubled since 20 minutes into the debate. That is huge.

Voter from WA State on October 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I didn’t know any states let you register to vote online. (My state doesn’t – I don’t think.) Anyone know which states allow this?

acasilaco on October 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Never heard of this before, pretty sure not possible in Cali.

jimver on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Not based on polls at the state or national level but on empirical data from ground level across the United States:

Romney 53% – 315 electoral votes
Obama 46% – 223 electoral votes
Johnson 1% – no electoral votes

The above totals do not allow for “pending” impacts of donation scandal, Benghazi-gate or future debates.

PolAgnostic on October 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

How will Team Obama react to the debate debacle, especially if the polls begin to show a shift? Fox News analyst Peter Johnson says to expect more character attacks:

Out of sheer respect for the term, hypocrisy, no filthy Commie should engage in any form of character attack.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

voters have seen Romney on stage with Obama and looking at least as presidential as the incumbent, if not more so

How about the pic of BO and Mooch that was on Drudge? Romney was to the left in the pic. He was the teacher, finished chastising the recalcitrant student. Notice the placement of BO’s feet….he was standing like a little kid who knew he was in trouble. What grown man stands that way?

herm2416 on October 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

873,000 new jobs added in the other (sleight of) hand (household survey)

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

..apparently a whole bunch of people decided that they didn;t want gummint checks anymore and are starting to sell Smirfs on eBay.

The War Planner on October 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I see a change in partisan distribution, not a bounce. It is yet another proof that the polls are extremely tight, and the partisan skew is the only thing that creates the appearance of a lead.

Archivarix on October 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I like spaghettios too. Once in a while. I must be a redneck.

22044 on October 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

What’s the bounce on Gallup?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

What’s hilarious is that Obama feels fine assailing Mitt’s character at rallies, but he didn’t have the cojones to do so to the man’s face the other night. I don’t think he’ll grow a pair in time to do so at the next one, either, but if he does he’ll likely come across poorly.

changer1701 on October 5, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Obama and our trolls, peas in a pod.

M240H on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Obama can’t make any sort of case for four more years of abject failure. That’s why he’s not talking about any plans for the next four years. He promised his base everything on their various and assorted wish lists, and he delivered … nothing.

He ran on promises in ’08. He failed. Even his base won’t buy more promises.

He has no record on which to run. No successes to point to and say ‘We’re going to build on this.’ Although he has said “I want to finish what we started.” As dismal as that sounds in the face of a record of… nothing.

So, he can’t promise things and get elected on his word, its not worth anything, even to his base. He can’t run on an abysmal record.

All he has left is to try and vilify and defame Romney.

thatsafactjack on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Notice the placement of BO’s feet….he was standing like a little kid who knew he was in trouble. What grown man stands that way?

herm2416 on October 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

One that wants to pee real bad.

Archivarix on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

We Ask America, LOL!

And Ras not showing much movement, if any.

And no national movement on Ras, either.

Gonna be funny when no bounce is seen anywhere, and maybe things actually turn more towards Obama due to the jobs numbers.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

We Ask America has skewed for Obama this year.

Rasmussen is showing a bounce for Romney…only one day of the poll was taken after the debate.

sentinelrules on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

We Ask America, LOL!

And Ras not showing much movement, if any.

And no national movement on Ras, either.

Gonna be funny when no bounce is seen anywhere, and maybe things actually turn more towards Obama due to the jobs numbers.

So, how about it Dell?

Romney wins and I leave. Obama wins and you leave?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Obama is within striking distance of Romney in Missouri!!! HAHAHAHA

MobileVideoEngineer on October 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

“jimver on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM”

How about these gigantic bounces?!?!

That debate sure did Mitt a lot of good, lol.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

What’s the bounce on Gallup?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Obama down 2% in approval, up 1% in disapproval.

sentinelrules on October 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Del’s been here a long time, and is well-liked. You’ve just shown up, and well…

By the way, what kind of Spaghettios did Mom serve you?

Inquiring minds want to know.

kingsjester on October 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Just a small note on Rasmussens Ohio poll. Within that same poll they found independents favoring Romney over Obama, 58%-40%. They don’t actually publish the party breakdown of this poll, but if Romney is leading that heavily among independents, chances are that Rasmussen is assuming close to 2008 turnout.

WolvenOne on October 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

What’s the bounce on Gallup?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Get lost, troll.

changer1701 on October 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

How about these gigantic bounces?!?!

That debate sure did Mitt a lot of good, lol.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

WAA and Ramussen showing Romney leading in Virginia, Ohio and Florida.

PPP polls in Virginia and Wisconsin showing movement toward Romney.

sentinelrules on October 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Uhoh…

OT: Obama today: ‘We Don’t Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Here is the best analysis I have seen so far on the monthly employment report.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/10/05/why-todays-bls-jobs-numbers-make-no-sense/

Wigglesworth on October 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Obama believes in failure

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Romney needs to keep SAYING “Victory is in sight.”

say it often, say it to your supporters, let them feel it. And then force the media to repeat it.

…..and put out the image that Obama is the loser (like his solar investments).

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

So, how about it Dell?

Romney wins and I leave. Obama wins and you leave?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

It’ll be good to have you gone.

a capella on October 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Gallup today…

Obama 50
Romney 45

Obama gains a point from the debate!

Oh, that debate bounce, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Bad Obama gaffe…Obama: ‘We Don’t Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country’

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-we-dont-believe-anybody-entitled-success-country_653749.html

sentinelrules on October 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Gallup today…

Obama 50
Romney 45

Obama gains a point from the debate!

Oh, that debate bounce, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Obama will win Missouri!!!

MobileVideoEngineer on October 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Obama gains a point from the debate!

Oh, that debate bounce, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Only one day of the 7-day sample is post debate.

Oh, and still using Registered Voters.

sentinelrules on October 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

OT: Obama today: ‘We Don’t Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country‘

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Hmm… while I tend to naturally assume that everything Ogabe says or does is horse manure, this statement doesn’t strike me as particularly offensive.

Archivarix on October 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

So the Romney debate “bounce” was, in actuality, to lose a point in Gallup.

Only Mitt, lol.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Hey gumby, latest Gallup… Romney 87% Obama 12%

faraway on October 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

So the Romney debate “bounce” was, in actuality, to lose a point in Gallup.

Only Mitt, lol.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Romney now leads in Florida, Virginia and Ohio.

Closing the gap in Wisconsin, per PPP.

sentinelrules on October 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I guess someone’s trying to bring the RCP AVG. back to a somewhat realistic number. The outliers for the Dems were so ridiculous, people are starting to lose respect for the RCP AVG. Bounce or no bounce, the Obama campaign just went into “Thug Gear”. From now on, it’s down in the gutter, lie, mislead, deflect, misinform and every gutter trick you can come up with to destroy Romney! The media have also been intimidated back onto the Dem Plantation and anyone cught being neutral or not towing the Obama line will be Black Balled and put on Obama’s enemies list! The media would rather be tortured by Taliban, than not be allowed to the “Inside the Beltway” events!
Final UPDATE for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Nobody believes today’s jobs report.

NASDAQ is now down for the day.

sentinelrules on October 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Well it’s about time polls moved in Romney’s direction. I never believed that the polls reflected what people really thought before. It was just the distortion in the polling. I will add that while I would never pick up the phone before to participate in a poll, I do now. So maybe we’re all just coming out of the wood work.

COgirl on October 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

So the Romney debate “bounce” was, in actuality, to lose a point in Gallup.

Only Mitt, lol.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

OMG Obama will win Missouri!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

MobileVideoEngineer on October 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Watch for racial incidents, real or manufactured. Someone once said when you’re talking about crime, poverty, jobs, taxes, or culture, you’re reallt talking about race. Never more so than today. And we ain’t seen nothing yet.

douglucy on October 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Ha ha. Too good.

If Obama goes in tied in these states on 11/6 its over for him. The undecided voters and the enthusiasm gap will bury him just like he did the middle class.

jazzmo on October 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Øbama is too lazy to prep for his debate, and it’s coming back to bite him now.

petefrt on October 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Cut Obama no slack and offer no quarter . . . it doesn’t matter how many times you kiss a rattlesnake or pet a rabid dog, they will still bite you.

rplat on October 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

did we call it or what with dear leader leading with THE most negative campaign….

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

will he actually call Mitt a liar to his face?

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

It doesn’t matter…

… did you hear Obowma today?

“We can’t turn back now… I won’t let it happen!”

This isn’t going to be pretty folks…

Seven Percent Solution on October 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I was actually impressed with CNN this afternoon. While they were hyping the jobs report as great news which is BS they actually played a clip from Mitt Romney explaining the labor force participation rate and why the unemployment rate is much higher. The host asked the beat reporter if this was true and she said yes. I have low expectations, but that’s pretty good for CNN. I doubt they will be doing that all day though.

Wigglesworth on October 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

So, how about it Dell?

Romney wins and I leave. Obama wins and you leave?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

How about the rest of us just take a vote? I have a feeling Romney won’t be the only one who’ll win in a landslide.

GOPRanknFile on October 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Obama has his new employment talking point for the next debate.

Wigglesworth on October 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Gumby only cherry picks the polls that smaple Sandra Fluke, Hilary Rosen, and the Biden family.

Bitter Clinger on October 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM

*sample

Bitter Clinger on October 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Western Virginia has coal. I believe the Republicans are there today. A visit should produce some votes. I think Ohio has some coal as well. Both states have coal based electricity.

burt on October 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Never heard of this before, pretty sure not possible in Cali.

jimver on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Actually, it started in CA today.

Voter from WA State on October 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Dang, wish I knew it before I got got out of my way to register (by mail) before I left on vacay last month…

jimver on October 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I was actually impressed with CNN this afternoon. While they were hyping the jobs report as great news which is BS they actually played a clip from Mitt Romney explaining the labor force participation rate and why the unemployment rate is much higher. The host asked the beat reporter if this was true and she said yes. I have low expectations, but that’s pretty good for CNN. I doubt they will be doing that all day though.

Wigglesworth on October 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

They might have realized that sliding down from “the most trust name in the news” to 7% of the audience sucks, and trying to crawl back. Or, perhaps, just hedging their bets, in case Romney wins and turns out as vengeful as the Kenyan dog-eater.

Archivarix on October 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Attacking Romney’s character – that ought to work /

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

So, how about it Dell?

Romney wins and I leave. Obama wins and you leave?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

How about you just leave now and let the rest of us enjoy the site.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

OMG Obama will win Missouri!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

MobileVideoEngineer on October 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Why yes, of course. Keep the polls open in the north side of St. Louis for 48 hours past the time they close everywhere else in Missouri. Obama landslide! /sarc

Sir Rants-A-Lot on October 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

How about you just leave now and let the rest of us enjoy the site.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

THIS

22044 on October 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Fair is fair – that Florida sample seems too optimistic for Romney.

Red Cloud on October 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Surprise Turkey dinner for the next debate? Syria and Turkey have had another artillery exchange. That can’t bounce well for Barry.

Limerick on October 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Sir Rants-A-Lot on October 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

No fair, poaching a move from across the river.

burt on October 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Obutthead’s problem: if you don’t have any ammunition you can’t shoot your gun. Romney in a landslide.

NOMOBO on October 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Oh, that debate bounce, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

For somebody who just had their ass handed to them again over your lies about Romney’s event appearances, I wouldn’t act so smug there chump.

Oh yeah, don’t forget about your trumpeting a 6 weeks old Missouri poll. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flora Duh on October 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Is Gumby angryed? Every time Romney got a bounce or a good poll, angryed would attack the pollster.

midgeorgian on October 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Oddly, when a Republican is winning polls seem to go on hiatus.

Speakup on October 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM

BTW, Gallup uses a 7 day polling average, meaning that it will take until Monday or Tuesday to see any noticeable bounce.

midgeorgian on October 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Or with Wieners?

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

What’s the bounce on Gallup?

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

…nope!…he only thinks poles!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Oddly, when a Republican is winning polls seem to go on hiatus.

Speakup on October 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Hardly any pollsters polled after the RNC, they waited until the DNC started.

midgeorgian on October 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

gummeandpokeme…a… poller/poler… troller!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM

So, how about it Dell?

Romney wins and I leave. Obama wins and you leave?

daveyandgoliath on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Unlike you, I’ve been here for a while.

Now go find us some more new online polls to laugh at.

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM

So, how about it Dell?

Romney wins and I leave. Obama wins and you leave?

daveyandgoliath on October 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Unlike you, I’ve been here for a while.

Now go find us some more new online polls to laugh at.

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Or super old polls from states that aren’t even close to being swing states showing that they have become swing a swing state.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Registered voters ? My, oh my, it will be harder to get Mickey and Goofy and Donald and the dudes in the jailhouse to vote this time around, me thinks.

runner on October 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

daveyandgoliath on October 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Er, “today’s” Gallup is of course a 7 day rolling average, and covers the period running from 9/28 to 10/4.

In other words, it doesn’t fully reflect what happened Wednesday night, as “reliable” polls need at least 3 days’ worth of data to be credible. We won’t see any halfway accurate “polls” on the debate itself until next Monday at the earliest.

But feel free to post some more online “polls”. We all know how much you heart those!

Del Dolemonte on October 5, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Registered voters ? My, oh my, it will be harder to get Mickey and Goofy and Donald and the dudes in the jailhouse to vote this time around, me thinks.

runner on October 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I wonder if Pookey will be voting this year?

MobileVideoEngineer on October 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM

How we know that Romney got a big bounce, you will start see media pollsters (ABC, CNN, etc.) go with an even more ridiculous sample.

midgeorgian on October 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Registered voters ? My, oh my, it will be harder to get Mickey and Goofy and Donald and the dudes in the jailhouse to vote this time around, me thinks.

runner on October 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Not so, gumbeyandopey is registered to vote :)…

jimver on October 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM

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