Pew poll: Romney erases eight-point deficit, now leads by four among likely voters

posted at 4:53 pm on October 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

From a 51/43 lead for O last month to a 49/45 lead for Mitt now. Remember when the media said the debates won’t matter?

Most exciting poll of the last year? Or most exciting poll of the last four years?

Romney now ties Obama in being regarded as a strong leader and runs virtually even with the president in willingness to work with leaders of the other party. And by a 47% to 40% margin, voters pick Romney as the candidate who has new ideas

Romney has made progress on the issues. He and Obama now run about even on dealing with health care, Medicare, foreign policy and taxes. Obama led on most of these issues by significant margins in September. Romney also holds a significant 49% to 41% advantage on improving the job situation, despite the fact that most of the interviewing was conducted after the October jobs report, which showed the unemployment rate falling below 8%…

By a 37% to 24% margin, more swing voters say Romney would improve the job situation. Swing voters favor Romney on the deficit by a two-to-one (41% vs. 20%) margin.

We’ve come a long, long way when the avatar of Hopenchange is a distant second on the question of which candidate represents “new ideas.” The polling on jobs is significant too, not only on its own terms but because some of this data was compiled over the weekend, after the news about Friday’s “good” unemployment numbers broke. In fact, among swing voters, 54 percent now say they agree with the statement “Obama doesn’t know how to turn the economy around” versus just 39 percent who disagree. If O can’t put a dent in that this month, he’s in trouble, especially since those numbers partly reflect a “good” jobs report.

Some of Mitt’s improvement here is mind-boggling. Note the amazing shift in women and voters aged 18-49, in particular:

Romney’s favorable rating is now at 50 percent, up five points since last month and one point higher than the guy who’s banking on his alleged likability gap to push him over the edge in a close race. In fact, Mitt rates higher than O even though swing voters are far more likely to say that Obama “connects well with ordinary Americans.” Evidently, Romney cut so impressive a figure at the debate that voters like him slightly more than Obama notwithstanding the fabled “who’d you rather have a beer with?” test.

The one caveat here is the sample. Among registered voters, it’s 34.7R/34D/31.3I; among likelies, it’s probably a few points more Republican than that. Romney’s pollster and Scott Rasmussen have each said they’re expecting a sample of D+3 or so on election day, so this is a rare poll that’s actually a bit redder than it should be — although even that’s a testament to Romney’s debate performance. Party ID tends to shift a bit as each side builds momentum; that’s why the samples after the Democratic convention were a little bluer than usual. What’s happening here, I think, is that some chunk of the audience that watched the debate was sufficiently impressed by Mitt that they’re now identifying as Republican this week. If Ryan does well on Thursday and Romney follows through in his last two debates, maybe that identification will solidify and we’ll get a redder turnout on November 6 than even Team Mitt is expecting. At the very least, perennial Republicans are so energized by Romney’s ass-kicking that they may show up in even greater numbers than expected. Check out the fundraising haul Mitt saw the first 48 hours after the Denver debacle. Good lord.

Update: With today’s Politico poll showing Obama up one and the race tied in both Rasmussen’s and Gallup’s trackers, O’s lead in the poll of polls is down to just half a point.


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“gumbyandpokey on October 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Well, there you go again. Please show me where in this thread I have “celebrated” the Pew poll.

I’ll wait.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM”

I said “guys” referring to all the people gloating (even in the blog entry itself). If I had said “annoying girl,” then I would strictly referring to you.

Gonna be a cascade of tears flowing here tomorrow if Ras shows Obama back in the lead, like I think he will.

gumbyandpokey on October 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
One of them thar redneck hillbilly poll-deniers we been a hearing so dang much about.

whatcat on October 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

WOW ! Dat’s big, no !?!?!?

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Damn, I don’t believe it. Diane Sawyer just lead tonight’s news with this poll.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

is the media starting to cut the champ loose and set him adrift? Or, are they purposefully putting him in the underdog seat so he can function better in that realm?

ted c on October 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Next debate is on foreign policy. For Obama it will be like being press secretary at Fukushima. Folks, there be many bumps in that road.

Note to Issa: Demand Hillary’s resignation the night before.

spiritof61 on October 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Dude, give up the act. You aren’t a “realist”, you are a Democrat partisan.

Count to 10 on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Nah he’s just your average spammer / troll.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Well, there you go again. Please show me where in this thread I have “celebrated” the Pew poll.

I’ll wait.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Here, have a Pepsi, I wouldn’t want you to get weak or thirsty waiting.

JPeterman on October 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

FINALLY. Maybe people are coming to realize just how bad things are in this country right now? And that they’re not likely to get much better with Captain Clueless in charge? I’m hoping the increasing number of stories about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi and the black flag flying over our embassies had something to do with it, too.

scalleywag on October 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

The preference cascade has commenced. Pack your bags, Obama.

John the Libertarian on October 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Or, are they purposefully putting him in the underdog seat so he can function better in that realm?

ted c on October 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Why don’t you tell them what you want so they can give it to you…sheesh.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

A little tune for you trolls. Who’s Going Down?

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Damn, I don’t believe it. Diane Sawyer just lead tonight’s news with this poll.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Thinking … Praps the desperate left (as did HuffPo today) hoping to broadcast the “man, we’d better get out an vote !!” coverage ? Hmmm.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

This is why I am voting for Romney.

GW_SS-Delta on October 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Damn, I don’t believe it. Diane Sawyer just lead tonight’s news with this poll.
Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

is the media starting to cut the champ loose and set him adrift? Or, are they purposefully putting him in the underdog seat so he can function better in that realm?
ted c on October 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

As long as it continues to feed the discouraging sense of inevitability to the Dems, I don’t care. The natives are getting restless in places such as Kosland. Popcorn time!

whatcat on October 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Here’s a poll question I wish they would ask:

If Romney and Obama offered to invest your $1000 nest egg which would you give it to?

Would you go with the guy who can read a spreadsheet or the guy who wants to “spread it around?”

dogsoldier on October 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

If you don’t understand that education is a service/commodity that people purchase…than you are too far gone for anything else.

libfreeordie on October 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Likewise, so are medical services (“health” “care.”) But for some those seem to be some kind of inherent cosmic entitlement (the term “right” weeps at being abused so.)

Dirt McGirt on October 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I’m loving the polling, but I’m not loving the constant “Subscribe to Townhall magazine and get a HotAir T-shirt!!!” every time I visit the site.

Bluray on October 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Next debate is on foreign policy. For Obama it will be like being press secretary at Fukushima. Folks, there be many bumps in that road.

spiritof61 on October 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Stuff from the real Fukushima has started to wash up on the shores of the state O’bamna claims to have been born in. Wonder if he’ll blame that on Bush?

By the way, I love how our resident Trolls here are now desperately trying to redefine the word “bounce”. Terribly fun to watch.

Del Dolemonte on October 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Count to 10 on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

…dumb fluke #26

changer1701 on October 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

…dumb fluke #27

KOOLAID2 on October 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Damn, I don’t believe it. Diane Sawyer just lead tonight’s news with this poll.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I wonder why.

dogsoldier on October 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

The media has an investment in a close election because that drives ratings. So they are going to latch onto any poll that shows Romney in the lead or a close race considering how many people still think Obama will win. This is the main thing you all miss about media bias. There bias is towards whatever drives ratings.

libfreeordie on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Damn, I don’t believe it. Diane Sawyer just lead tonight’s news with this poll.
Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Thinking … Praps the desperate left (as did HuffPo today) hoping to broadcast the “man, we’d better get out an vote !!” coverage ? Hmmm.
pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Nope – you never tell voters “we’re gonna lose” unless you want to create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

whatcat on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

If I had said “annoying girl,” then I would strictly referring to you.

gumbyandpokey on October 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

LOL I’m 56 years old – and more woman than you can only dream of little boy.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I’m loving the polling, but I’m not loving the constant “Subscribe to Townhall magazine and get a HotAir T-shirt!!!” every time I visit the site.

Bluray on October 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

And the one that advertises the Hot Gas e-mail updates. Even though I’ve already signed up for it several times, I’m still getting the ad, and have never received the HG e-mail updates.

Del Dolemonte on October 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM

LOL I’m 56 years old – and more woman than you can only dream of little boy.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Flora, please tell me I can still dream. ; )

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

There are SOOOOOO many ‘bandwagoners’ out yonder (undecideds) that just hearing that R&R might have a chance may motivate alot of them to stand in line and vote R !! (hopefully including down-ticket .. here in TX, it’s SOOO easy ! LOL. )
And most of them don’t even get to the +R or +D details.
Hey, everyone likes to back a ‘winner’.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Oh my, did you see the libs on Twitter flipping out over that HuffPo headline? It was hilarious.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I’m loving the polling, but I’m not loving the constant “Subscribe to Townhall magazine and get a HotAir T-shirt!!!” every time I visit the site.
Bluray on October 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Blurey, I got three words for you. Firefox, AdBlock and, of course, “plastics”.

Okay…so ya don’t really need the plastics….

whatcat on October 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

whatcat on October 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

…you already have a #
…you don’t get counted twice…except for CW (:->)

KOOLAID2 on October 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

There bias is towards whatever drives ratings.

libfreeordie on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

You keep telling yourself that if it keeps your dreams alive for the mooch utopia.

Wow. You’re pathetic.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I don’t bake pies. ;-)

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

The media has an investment in a close election because that drives ratings. …….. There bias is towards whatever drives ratings.

libfreeordie on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

partially. but the GOP intensity is what is really scaring them. they really need to drive dem turnout. thats the most likely reason for trueing up the polls to reality. they are scared that all their fake polls intended to drive down GOP intenttiy have failed so their only recourse now is to scare dems. occams razor.

t8stlikchkn on October 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Between its 9/18 and 10/8 poll, Pew substantially changed the partisan makeup of its likely voters:

GOP share up 5 points from 30.3% to 35.2%

Dem share down 4 points from 36.6% to 32.5%

Indi share largely unchanged from 30.1% to 29.5%

Pew has shifted to a partisan makeup very much like the Rasmussen polling, where those who say they are registered to vote are 4% more likely to be Republican than Democrat.

The change in the partisan makeup of Pew respondents is not driven by a change in enthusiasm (the number of registered voters who say they are likely to vote) because Pew changed the partisan makeup of its registered voters by about the same amount and there is very little difference between the partisan makeup of registered and likely voters in both polls.

The change in the partisan makeup of Pew respondents is not driven by a change in the racial and ethnic makeup because both polls have nearly identical distributions of whites, blacks and hispanics. The vast majority of the change in partisan makeup in the polls appears to be within the cohort of whites.

It appears that Pew is reweighting by partisan self identification and wants to get its poll right before the election.

Bart DePalma on October 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I don’t bake pies. ;-)

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

And that would be just fine. Lol! xo

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

whatcat on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Jus sayin that THAT was the HuffPo response today, after they’d headlined ‘HE COULD WIN THIS !!’
It was all : get to the polls !!!!!!

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Kool, you may as well give up on the diet plan. There are reasons it never works. Folks here at HA love the trolls. Never have understood it myself. I love to walk them to the door, but other than that, not one redeeming feature to them. IMHO. ; )

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

The cloddish troll gumbyandpokey reminds me of 0-bow-mao in this way: it’s not so much that 0-bow-mao is good at manipulating people, it’s more that most of those susceptible to his manipulations are people who happen to be pretty easy to manipulate in the first place .

Don’t let a moronic hack like gumbyandpokey stir your pots!

Anti-Control on October 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

The one caveat here is the sample. Among registered voters, it’s 34.7R/34D/31.3I; among likelies, it’s probably a few points more Republican than that.

Pew polls have become complete garbage. A few weeks ago they sampled 813 dims and 453 Republicans. I believe hotgas itself had those numbers in an article a few weeks ago.

VorDaj on October 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Oh my, did you see the libs on Twitter flipping out over that HuffPo headline? It was hilarious.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Yup !! Fun to watch !! LOL !!

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Nope – you never tell voters “we’re gonna lose” unless you want to create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

whatcat on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yeah that’s why it’s puzzling.

dogsoldier on October 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

This is the main thing you all miss about media bias. There bias is towards whatever drives ratings.

libfreeordie on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The river in Egypt is that way >

You conveniently omit that several current “polls” showing O’bamna in the lead over Romney are being conducted by newspapers that endorsed him for President in 2008, and will do so again this year. How can those “polls” be considered “objective” in any world?

Any “poll” done by a newspaper or national media outlet that has in the past treated O’bamna favorably, or not reported anything that might negatively impact him (Fast and Furious?) is intended not to reflect current public opinion trends, but instead to create and shape public opinion. Why is that so hard for you Leftists to understand?

-2

Del Dolemonte on October 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

…more productive than all the posts, energy and time wasted on the troll over the last couple of months though!
The mind is a terrible thing to waste!…I’ve heard that somewhere before.

KOOLAID2 on October 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

It is interesting isn’t it, that dummyandhokey refers to someone who smacks him down with facts as “annoying?”

Why one would get the idea he likes existing in his little fantasy land – with just an old desktop computer, a bag of Cheetos, and his orange stained pole poll.

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

The media has an investment in a close election because that drives ratings. …….. There bias is towards whatever drives ratings.

libfreeordie on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

partially.

t8stlikchkn on October 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Well except when Obama has a large lead. Then the networks don’t care about their ratings….

this really is pathetic.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

It appears that Pew is reweighting by partisan self identification and wants to get its poll right before the election.

Bart DePalma on October 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Bingo.

VorDaj on October 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

It appears that Pew is reweighting by partisan self identification and wants to get its poll right before the election.

Bart DePalma on October 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

And even that sample is still off slightly from the 2010 turnout model, but this election I’m expecting an R+8 turnout as voters get a chance to repudiate Obama himself.

dogsoldier on October 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Don’t let a moronic hack like gumbyandpokey stir your pots!

Anti-Control on October 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

That one isn’t even qualified to stir my soup. ; )

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Why is that so hard for you Leftists to understand?

-2

Del Dolemonte on October 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

You ask for the impossible.

/

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I am getting a certain deja vu 1980 all over again feeling now.

VorDaj on October 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The scale of Obama’s humiliation revealed: Romney scores 52-point debate victory – the BIGGEST in Gallup poll history

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Ouch.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I will still be here in the capacity of door walker should you need me. ; )

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

why are you so worried?

t8stlikchk

Because of this:

relax man. obama goes down in Nov.
t8stlikchk

He’s afraid you might be right.

xblade on October 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

There bias is towards whatever drives ratings.

libfreeordie on October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

If that were the case, then why wouldn’t the media follow the model at FNC, which trounces all other cable outlets in the ratings and sometimes surpasses the networks? Try again.

Erich66 on October 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

In 2008, President Barack Obama won the independent vote over John McCain by a margin of eight points, 52-44. This morning, a new Battleground Poll has Mitt Romney massacring Obama among indies by a whopping 16 points, 51-35.-John Nolte

Oh boy.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Or the Benghazi scandal. Bias by omission. They have at least all mentioned just how poorly Obama performed at the debate. Even Leno had some challenging remarks.

dogsoldier on October 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

GAP hardest hit.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Kool, you may as well give up on the diet plan. There are reasons it never works. Folks here at HA love the trolls. Never have understood it myself. I love to walk them to the door, but other than that, not one redeeming feature to them. IMHO. ; )

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

;-)

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Libs heads exploding. I’m so loving this.

kingsjester on October 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

If that were the case, then why wouldn’t the media follow the model at FNC, which trounces all other cable outlets in the ratings and sometimes surpasses the networks? Try again.

Erich66 on October 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

That’ll leave a mark…

CW on October 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Check this out: Actress Stacy Dash comes out for Romney…and the expected fallout falls…..

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/10/08/dash-changes-obama-romney

CW on October 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

kingsjester on October 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Me, too !!!

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

that war on women meme is working wonders eh?

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

obama campaign complaining about this poll

waaaaaaaaaaaa

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Lol! What was it Reagan once said?

‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM

cnn defending poll complaints calling this just a ‘snapshot’, borger can’t believe the women vote is even…

lol

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Hmmm … I’ve read that strategy before .. Oh, yeah … It was dedicated to Satan, as I recall.
Sometimes one has to get just that dirty to combat it, is all.
Satan’s ENEMY doesn’t mind, and actually says ‘wise AS the serpent’ will work His ways !!!
:-)

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

cnn defending poll complaints calling this just a ‘snapshot’, borger can’t believe the women vote is even…

lol

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Women do like jobs. Hard to believe I know.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Here’s a poll question I wish they would ask:

If Romney and Obama offered to invest your $1000 nest egg which would you give it to?

Would you go with the guy who can read a spreadsheet or the guy who wants to “spread it around?”

dogsoldier on October 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Excellent approach, and way of phrasing it! I’ve used that argument with some Dumbocrats, extending it into the area of trust in general.

Romney is economically mature and competent, with a successful track record to back that up, while 0-bow-mao has less than zero, comparatively speaking.

Anti-Control on October 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

cnn lib talking head can’t believe the party identification swing….

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

;-)

Flora Duh on October 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Good ole number 5. Lol! ; )

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

CW on October 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

heh

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM

cnn defending poll complaints calling this just a ‘snapshot’, borger can’t believe the women vote is even…

lol

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Lady parts hardest hit.

JPeterman on October 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Enjoy

Schadenfreude on October 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM

CW on October 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Wimmenses appreciate SECURITY.
The manly, Romney kind, not the wimpy, looktosomeoneelse womb-to-tumb kind.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM

cnn defending poll complaints calling this just a ‘snapshot’, borger can’t believe the women vote is even…

lol

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

PC not going so good?

Schadenfreude on October 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Enjoy

Schadenfreude on October 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I am starting to think Ca. may even be in play. Hopefully at least enough for 0 to have to spend energy and money there to sure it up. Have you seen the gas prices out that way?

Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

CW on October 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Very cautiously thinking the same, friend.
Most don’t understand the details enough to know better.
It might JUST be O’s fault, all the way !!
One can hope.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Wimmenses appreciate SECURITY.
The manly, Romney kind, not the wimpy, looktosomeoneelse womb-to-tumb kind.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Well I think they also get that spending and debt as we know it is unsustainable. Many are very smart and not as simplistic as the left thinks.

CW on October 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Patience for the poll trends. It’s still turning our way slowly but surely. Now all we need is a Ryantomic bomb dropped on hapless Uncle Joe Thursday and the polls are going to pick up speed and not slow down till November 7th.

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

It should help Romney that the people in California may not be able to afford to buy gas to get to the polls! ;)

DanaSmiles on October 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

SORRY ! My last post was meant as a response to
Bmore on October 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Forgot to copy to clipboard, first !! LOL.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

JPeterman on October 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

heh

Schadenfreude on October 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

awwww

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

CW on October 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Got that right !
I’d love to find out the % of wimmenses who actually have the job of paying the household bills !!
Methinks the left has NO idea !!

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM

This 12-point swing the largest for some time I’d guess. I think it’ll look even better if Ryan beats the idiot Biden like a drum.

Birdseye on October 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

i’d like to see this blow up before the elections

Greta is posting the Gertz piece

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2012/10/08/is-this-why-the-obama-administration-hid-the-truth-about-libya/

and then, laura logan is saying something rather similar, but in another context

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2012/10/cbss-lara-logan-obama-is-lying-to.html

r keller on October 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Agreed, and I can’t even think of a better Ole Joe opponent !
I really mean that to say Paul has the WISDOM enough to work it just right.
I do NOT expect an actual SMACKDOWN sort of attitude, but one of wisdom, which results in a clear victory.
Folks, watch for Biden’s body language … If it’s like O’s was (head down, in submission mode) we’ll know !!!

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I expected the polls to tighten, as they election gets closer… The pollsters trying to save credibility by loosing the overwhelming D advantage, and making them closer to reality instead of liberal wishful thinking.

but this early?

Some of Mitt’s improvement here is mind-boggling.

Not so much, if you go by anecdotal evidence we all see on the ground. I will never trust any of them but Rasmussen.. the only polster who doesn’t pander to the left. He doesn’t always give what we want to hear, but he never goes nutjob crazy for the left like the others do.

and Gallop.. with Holder threatening them, it makes their numbers suspect, because we can’t know what effect that has with them.

mark81150 on October 8, 2012 at 7:31 PM

O yeah just wait until after Biden gaffe’s his way through his depate with Ryan.

jake49 on October 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Debate

jake49 on October 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Now all we need is a Ryantomic bomb dropped on hapless Uncle Joe Thursday and the polls are going to pick up speed and not slow down till November 7th.

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

IMO, Romney/Ryan need to present reasons to vote against Obama/Biden. Last week’s debate was one reason. If Ryan can reduce Biden to tears would be another.

Happy Nomad on October 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

O yeah just wait until after Biden gaffe’s his way through his depate with Ryan.

jake49 on October 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The only thing that worries me about Uncle Joe is that he (against Palin) was quick with loose facts. The press won’t call Biden on them so Ryan needs to do it effectively, at the debate. Do not let the media set the narrative of it later. Call him on every bogus fact, at the debate.

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:38 PM

he needs to hammer the point to voters that he IS the only effective leader running for President. Period!

Rndguy on October 8, 2012 at 5:06 PM
wrong! he’s just another BIG GOVERNMENT FLIP FLOPPING REPUBLICAN !! rommney is just another police state republican. you people call yourselfs constitution supporter’s,all you support is someone with an R next to their name. DAMN THE CONSTITUTION as long as your a republican!! your no different than libs,facts dont matter!!

svs22422 on October 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Now if we can just make sure that only the .004% of the population that were sampled casts ballots, Romney’s got it in the bag!

Constantine on October 8, 2012 at 7:41 PM

IMO, Romney/Ryan need to present reasons to vote against Obama/Biden. Last week’s debate was one reason. If Ryan can reduce Biden to tears would be another.

Happy Nomad on October 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I couldn’t agree more. I said it before, no mercy. Be respectful, but no mercy. Get Uncle Joe rocking back and forth mumbling about Nana’s pumpkin pie recipe.

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Again, our resident paroled, convicted felon avowed pederast troll takes it in the shortz!

7.8% atomic bomb, my asss!

The War Planner on October 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM

svs22422 on October 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Good Lord !
We gots us another one !!

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

BTW, I almost never imbibe on a worknight, but I’m drinking a Guinness Extra Stout in cheerful celebration of the troll meltdown here today.

*clink*

I may have two!

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:38 PM

listen to HD Ryan

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

*clink*
excellent choice

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Good Lord !
We gots us another one !!

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

lol, sleeper cells

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

You deserve such, hawk. Go for it !
Was fun, no ?? LOL.

pambi on October 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

cmsinaz on October 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

:-)

hawkdriver on October 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

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