Fox News poll: Romney erases five-point Obama lead, now leads by one

posted at 7:21 pm on October 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

Two weeks ago, he trailed Obama 48/43. Today: Romney 46, Obama 45, which is nearly identical to what Reuters’s latest tracking poll shows. Add the Fox poll to the new Gallup and Rasmussen trackers and a couple of others, and voila — a 1.5 point lead for Mitt in the RCP poll of polls. Until this week, Romney had never led in RCP except for a few days last October, and even then his lead never exceeded 0.7 points. We’re in uncharted territory here at the right time.

Some of the Fox data will sound familiar based on what other recent polls are telling us, some of it not so much. The familiar: Romney’s now crushing Obama among independents — a 16-point swing — and his favorables have shot up since the debate, to the point where he actually scores slightly higher than O. Not so familiar:

Support for Obama is down a bit across the board — most notably among young voters: 50 percent of voters under age 30 back Obama, down from 58 percent two weeks ago.

According to the Fox News exit poll, 66 percent of young voters and 52 percent of independents backed Obama in the 2008 election.

As for the election’s key metric, the trendline says it all:

That’s a bad, bad number for The One less than a month out from election day and with the decisive sliver of undecideds now starting to make up their minds. The enthusiasm numbers are grim for him too, with Fox now showing a nine-point advantage for the GOP when voters are asked if they’re very or extremely interested in the election and a seven-point advantage when they’re asked if it’s “extremely” important for their candidate to win. Four years ago, just before election day, Obama had a six-point advantage on that same question. He ended up winning by seven.

Time for Democrats to start breathing into a paper bag? Maybe not just yet, but sounds from this Major Garrett piece like they’re getting the bags ready, just in case:

“This is the first time in this entire campaign some of the new people have seen a bad run,” said a senior Obama strategist. “The veterans are telling them they need to ride it out.”…

Internal Obama swing-state polling now confirms this harsh reality: The president’s lackluster performance cost him all of the advantages he built up through the Democratic National Convention and via Romney’s now-infamous dismissal of the “47 percent” of the country that he said in a closed-door fundraiser would never vote for him.

In other words, in 90 minutes, Obama flushed a month’s worth of convention and 47-percent bounce.

“We were in the lead, but that’s all washed away,” the president’s strategist said. “Now it’s up to us to make the case again against him. Most undecideds are making a choice about him, not the president.”

“We have all sorts of metrics beyond polls,” said another Obama advisor, which goes to show how much they dislike what they’re seeing in their polls right now.

Two more data sets from the Fox crosstabs, just for funsies. Made me laugh:

After that debate performance, O should consider it a moral victory that he’s still under 50 percent. This one is enjoyable too, and more relevant to the voting booth:

Poor President Downgrade. As for the sample, it’s D+1, which is solid given the inevitable surge towards Republican identification after Romney’s debate win. Team Mitt says they’re expecting D+3 on election day, but who knows? If Obama follows through on his ingenious new “all Big Bird, all the time” strategy down the stretch, D+1 or even doesn’t seem so far-fetched.


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Support for Obama is down a bit across the board — most notably among young voters: 50 percent of voters under age 30 back Obama, down from 58 percent two weeks ago.

yep. Even they think barry is a joke now.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Atomic Bomb.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

In other words, in 90 minutes, Obama flushed a month’s worth of convention and 47-percent bounce.

And that was a beautiful thang. What’s more beautiful is everyone keeps talking about the first debate.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

There is no doubt that debate matters, Team Romney has to keep the pressure up, do well in the next 4 weeks, to show Barry and his gang the door. Let’s pray for Ryan tomorrow.

bayview on October 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

It’s just about the ratings.
/

Say shouldn’t Obama be gaining steam after those awesome jobs numbers??

Hey where is Gumby to set us straight?

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Hundreds of millions worth of illegal donations, right down the drain. Tsk.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM

But intrade!!1!1!1!one!!llty!

lorien1973 on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall. I hope Romney has a solid and steady response or this can all be erased.

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Obama will gain 30+ points after the intellect of Dem party knocks out Paul Ryan tomorrow
//

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Atomic Bomb.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

You are supposed to let gumbygotpoked spout that.

cozmo on October 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Kerplunk.

COgirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Great, must-see professional ad paid for by private citizen Thomas Petterffy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

MEGATON

LIBERALS AM CRY

tkyang99 on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall.
ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Obama speaking like Jerermiah Wright ?
That should be fun :D

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

50 percent of voters under age 30 back Obama, down from 58 percent two weeks ago

…when did the youth become so stupid?

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

That`s a thought…… Romney could use it as bait to get Obama to drone on about class-envy. Intersting. :)

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM

In other words, in 90 minutes, Obama flushed a month’s worth of convention and 47-percent bounce.

Payback for watching the rat-eared one flush all that stimulus money away without anything to show for it.

But here’s the thing. Everybody has been talking about it ever since, especially after the polls have shown more clearly the damage done. And the response until today? Save Big Bird!

The initial lame excuse was that Obama was too nice. That Mitt Romney didn’t raise his hand and wait until he was recognized by the moderator. Now today, the line is that Romney had a good day and Obama was a little off. Does anybody who saw that debate think 1) Obama was too nice or 2) Obama’s performance was just the result of an “off night?”

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Or interesting……. :-P

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall.
ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

It’s looking like Obama would be happy if the 47% thing was true. Might boost his poll numbers.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

What I found interesting about Garrett’s piece was that he said this:

Internal Obama polling data show that all swing states have tightened up and that Romney is within the margin of error in states like Ohio and Virginia and Florida.

My question is: does this mean Obama is in the lead, or not? Or does it mean that they’re behind Romney, but not outside the MOE in their internals? Pretty vague way to put it – seems to me that if their internals had them up, they’d actually say that instead of this MOE mumbo jumbo.

besser tot als rot on October 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

That silly 7.8 megaton Atomic bomb is no match for the power of one Mittomic Bomb.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Come out and PLAY, Guppy Poker!

Sekhmet on October 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Kerplunk.

COgirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

haha. Good one.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

It’s all up to Ohio now. Whoever wins Ohio, wins. Sigh.

Paul-Cincy on October 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Given the slate of new polls with Romney no worse than tied with Obama, I’m sure Nate Silver will use his NYT-538 house effect to suggest that Romney’s chances of winning have now moved from 28.8% all they way up to 29.1%. Maybe. Could be just 28.9%. We’ll have to wait and see.

besser tot als rot on October 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Hey where is Gumby to set us straight?
CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

He had a sudden urge to buy razor blades – there’s no more room left on Sully’s ledge.

whatcat on October 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

And if Rasmussen shows Obama back in the lead tomorrow and Gallup has obama surging head by 5 pts, then I was right all along.

gumbyandpokey on October 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Today:

Romney up in Rasmussen
Romney tied in Gallup
Romney doubled his lead on RCP average

Chuck Schick on October 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

…when did the youth become so stupid?

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM

It’s not stupidity it is youthfulness. Think about it. Obama is a socialist promising all sorts of stuff to pander to certain groups. Those under thirty are likely to be in their crappy first real jobs or the job after that. They have student loan debt. They are not making a whole lot of money compared what they want to have in terms of personal possessions. Obama is happy to present himself as their sugar daddy.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall. I hope Romney has a solid and steady response or this can all be erased.

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I’m willing to bet that’s a major focus of his debate prep, so I’m not concerned about his response. I think he’ll basically say he was wrong, that he’s running to help ALL Americans because, under this President, they’re hurting. He did a nice job of turning Obama jabs back to Obama last week, so no reason to think he won’t do the same next week.

changer1701 on October 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

It would be awesome if Romeny can needle Obama enough to get under his thin skin. Loosing his cool, even just a bit over a 90 min. stretch, could finish this race. Especially in a townhall! :)

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Atomic Bomb.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Maybe this thread will tell us if the napalm I asked Ed and Allah to use worked. Sorry to all those who hate that about me. It was too tedious by half. ; )

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall. I hope Romney has a solid and steady response or this can all be erased.

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I’m willing to bet that’s a major focus of his debate prep, so I’m not concerned about his response.

changer1701 on October 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I’m fairly confident that he had a good response to it before the last debate. I suspect that he had a way to turn it back around on Obama and the piss poor record on the economy – like he did for nearly all of Obama’s talking points.

besser tot als rot on October 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

the left.media are working ot trying to spike all the bad stories…must be like wacka-mole

“I told the same regional director in a telephone call in Benghazi after he contacted me when I asked for 12 agents,” Nordstrom said. “His response to that was, you’re asking for the sun, moon and the stars and my response to him — his name’s Jim — I said, ‘Jim, you know what makes — most frustrating about this assignment? It’s not the hardships, it’s not the gunfire, it’s not the threats,’” Nordstrom said. “’It’s dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me,’ and I added it by saying, ‘For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building.’”

oh, no, but lets not degrade deal leader barry….no no what ever you do, he is our greatest prezy….let’s change the polls, bury the lede, report on the flip-flopper evil white rich man that on the ticket

r keller on October 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

“We’ve come too far, worked to hard to return to the policies that got us into this mess…

(crowd cheers)

… I won’t let it happen! I can’t let it happen! So, even though it appears that I lost the election, I still have the power to see my policies to fundamentally change the United States come true!

(crowd cheers louder)

Because it’s the right thing ta do… I am declaring ‘Martial Law’…!

(gasp!)

… Don’t worry, trust me, I’m eye candy!” – El Presidente Obowma

Seven Percent Solution on October 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Chuck Schick on October 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I gotta say that I appreciate those of you willing to take on HA’s resident concern troll and poll dancer.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

It’s my understanding that Obama did not mention a number of things because it would open the door to Romney’s response which would have hurt the donks deeply.

Blake on October 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Mitt’s got his hand on Obama’s neck, he just needs to keep squeezing.

Zaggs on October 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall. I hope Romney has a solid and steady response or this can all be erased.

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I have heard that over and over on TV in Obama’s ads . I suspect it has for the most part ran its course.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Let’s take a step back and remember that just 1-2 weeks ago many people thought it was looking like a longshot for Romney and that debates don’t matter that much…

Mitt and his performance in the debate gave a big “F that!” to that conventional wisdom. I only see it improving as polls start to get more accurate and undecideds finally admit they’re going with Romney. Also Team O talking “fundamentals” and leaking internal polls is a sign of desperation…

jaygatz33 on October 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Now today, the line is that Romney had a good day and Obama was a little off. Does anybody who saw that debate think 1) Obama was too nice or 2) Obama’s performance was just the result of an “off night?”

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM

I looked at some of Obama’s previous debate performances and it’s difficult to draw a distinction between them and his latest effort. In other words, what we saw was Obama’s standard performance.

And the too nice excuse? Preposterous. Obama is always a tough guy when he’s speaking to his acolytes or when the people he’s insulting can’t talk back. In a real conversation, he’s a sissy.

Curtiss on October 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Big Deal – IBD/TIPP has Romney +5 today with a D +8 RV and D+4 LV sample

jp on October 10, 2012 at 7:44 PM

When the head of the Suffolk poll said they were pulling out of the three swing states last night, he said it was because Obama couldn’t break the ceiling of 46%.

Look at his numbers in the Fox polling.

He had 47% for awhile but now he is at 43%.

I hope that means he is finished for good.

Still some time for Romney to stumble… but 43% for a sitting President?

And at least a few more days of parading his lies over Lybia in front of the public.

Not to mention the debates.

43% he would need Ross Perot to win this thing.

petunia on October 10, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Opps I was looking at the jobs number… 45% still the same analysis.

petunia on October 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall.
ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Let him. Romney already apologized. All Romney has to say is ‘I misspoke. Everyone here has said something they regret, including you, Mr. Cling to Guns and Religion’.

joejm65 on October 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM

May Ryan have the same success tomorrow as Mitt did last week.

We need the knock out punch.

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

That silly 7.8 megaton Atomic bomb is no match for the power of one Mittomic Bomb.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Most Americans know that number is meaningless. Even in Obamaworld 8 percent or lower is a dream just a dream…..

oops REM strikes again. I hope they don’t sue me for using their song to slam their boy.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

When the full effect of the Big Bird ad and the Cesar Chavez National Monument Dedication is felt, Obama will be +7 ahead in all polls and you will be all in awe of my massive powers to spew DNC talking points.

/// Fake Gumby

Gadsden

GadsdenRattlers on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

It would be awesome if Romeny can needle Obama enough to get under his thin skin. Loosing his cool, even just a bit over a 90 min. stretch, could finish this race. Especially in a townhall! :)

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Romney is already inside the rat-eared one’s head. It shows. Apparently Obama actually thought he did well in last week’s debate until he was told otherwise. Obama’s hatred of Romney is so evident that he must be seething that he lost in such a definitive way.

It will not take much to get the snippy crybaby Obama out.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

You know Obama is going to bring up the “47%” in the townhall. I hope Romney has a solid and steady response or this can all be erased.

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Erroneous BS!

Team O has blasted that ad hard in every battleground..it’s old news at this point. I’m sure Romney will have a good response, but it wouldn’t matter as much as you said.

jaygatz33 on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

And if Rasmussen shows Obama back in the lead tomorrow and Gallup has obama surging head by 5 pts, then I was right all along.

gumbyandpokey on October 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Today:

Romney up in Rasmussen
Romney tied in Gallup
Romney doubled his lead on RCP average

Chuck Schick on October 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Saved to favorites for posterity.

fossten on October 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Can’t wait to see more librul meltdowns on DailyKos. It’s gonna be delicious.

tkyang99 on October 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Not a feather in 0′s cap. Does not bode well for him.

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 7:48 PM

He apologized… and gave over 50 million to charity over the past 20 years. He said his life proved he cared about the poor… and he is right.

I knew they would regret pestering him to release his taxes.

They are going to regret pushing him on abortion too. Because Mitt’s stand on abortion is favored by the majority of Americans. He is not a crusader on any one social issue, unless you consider jobs a social issue.

petunia on October 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Zee Gap is closing…….,soon,

the Progressive Socialists will be
signing a surrender in Tokyo Bay!!!
(snark)

canopfor on October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Saved to favorites for posterity.

fossten on October 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Yup. He’s like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

joejm65 on October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

When was the last event for Dear Leader?

I find it interesting that Mitt is the one out there doing 2-3 events a day with thousands of people in attendance and Dear Leader is no where to be found.

Heck Mitt had 1200 in the pouring rain.

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I’m fairly confident that he had a good response to it before the last debate. I suspect that he had a way to turn it back around on Obama and the piss poor record on the economy – like he did for nearly all of Obama’s talking points.

besser tot als rot on October 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Yep. I can’t imagine they didn’t prepare for that, or the war on women meme, or whatever other inane talking point Obama likes to throw out there.

I’ve been watching clips from the townhall debate from ’08, and the Obama then is the exact same Obama we saw last Wednesday. This time, though, he’s gotta answer for the last 4 years, and I think it’ll be difficult for him NOT to be on the defensive. Anything he throws at Romney will go right back to him.

changer1701 on October 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

jaygatz33 on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Look, I made a gaffe. Just like Crazy Uncle Joe! :)

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Great, must-see professional ad paid for by private citizen Thomas Petterffy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

GREAT AD! Did you notice the “Rate this” AND the “Comment on this” has been disabled?

kcd on October 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

And if Rasmussen shows Obama back in the lead tomorrow and Gallup has obama surging head by 5 pts, then I was right all along.
gumbyandpokey on October 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Today:

Romney up in Rasmussen
Romney tied in Gallup
Romney doubled his lead on RCP average

Chuck Schick on October 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Saved to favorites for posterity.

fossten on October 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Fossten just in case you don’t have it …here’s the Gumby says Walker is toast comment.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

May Ryan have the same success tomorrow as Mitt did last week.

We need the knock out punch.

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Oh! IMO, a good VP debate isn’t going to deliver the knock-out blow BUT both Romney and Ryan have been so demonized by the left (including the MSM) to see them as competent, passionate, caring human beings is like garlic to a vampire in and of itself.

To show more than a glimmer of ability and vision can killer. Keep in mind that the left has declared Romney/Ryan as extremists. Romney disproved part of that last week. Ryan can do the same thing this week. So…. going into the third week with momentum clearly going their way, Romney/Ryan could seal the deal as the public understands that these two men are decent human beings and not the monsters they are made out to be by the likes of Obama and liberal media.

v

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

regrettably most of this stuff is about style.

barry looked horrible…petulant, angry that Lehrer didn’t shut mitt down….looked like a whipped puppy most of the time

but, the left loves the anger, the righteous anger…which is what he’ll bring.

so it will come down to how many people are swayed by self righteous anger aimed at rich white people. I don’t know. I know the left/press will frame this as Dear Leader has Bounced Back…back to his fighting weight, looked relaxed and confident.

that will be the headlines the next day.

r keller on October 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Will Romney have coattails?

Yea I said it!

Ted Torgerson on October 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

That`s a thought…… Romney could use it as bait to get Obama to drone on about class-envy. Intersting. :)

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Obama should talk about Big Bird just the way Jeremiah Wright talks about America’s chickensss , with morons agreeing and clapping like trained monkeys.
What an ad for Romney that would be !!

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Great, must-see professional ad paid for by private citizen Thomas Petterffy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

GREAT AD! Did you notice the “Rate this” AND the “Comment on this” has been disabled?

kcd on October 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Saw this on Columbus,Ohio TV tonight…I hope he can run it a lot.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

OT:
James O’Keefe was interviewed by Michael Berry on the radio today.
He has another great video out exposing a campaign staffer helping an “activist” vote twice.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/10/new-okeefe-video-obama-campaign-staffer-caught-helping-activist-vote-twice/

redridinghood on October 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

In other words, in 90 minutes, Obama flushed a month’s worth of convention and 47-percent bounce.

What about all of the millions of dollars spent by the King in the past 3 months to paint Romney as the villain?

Poof, as Dr.K. would say.

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Nothing stopping Zero now from going all in on being a total jack-ass in the next debate.

Rational Thought on October 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Nothing stopping Zero now from going all in on being a total jack-ass in the next debate.

Rational Thought on October 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

That’s what I’m counting on. I want him to go full out arrogant and snippy.

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

JPeterman, what did you think of the ad Django linked?

Great, must-see professional ad paid for by private citizen Thomas Petterffy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

It would be awesome if Romeny can needle Obama enough to get under his thin skin. Loosing his cool, even just a bit over a 90 min. stretch, could finish this race. Especially in a townhall! :)

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

BHO has to walk a tightrope on this next debate because if he comes across as he did last week (“too nice” aka feckless) he is toast and if he comes out using his typical snarky douchey persona, that will repel any thinking person watching.

This will be fun.

tru2tx on October 10, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Yup. He’s like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

joejm65 on October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Great visual..

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 7:58 PM

wheres gumbyandpokey?

gerrym51 on October 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Great, must-see professional ad paid for by private citizen Thomas Petterffy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Oh my, that was beautiful.

Rational Thought on October 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

What about all of the millions of dollars spent by the King in the past 3 months to paint Romney as the villain?

Poof, as Dr.K. would say.

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

The Obama campaign wasted millions of dollars attempting to assassinate Mitt’s character. Team Obama has been engaging in nothing but gutter politics.

Obama donors should be utterly embarrassed to admit publicly that they gave even one dime to the disgraceful Obama campaign.

bluegill on October 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

jaygatz33 on October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Look, I made a gaffe. Just like Crazy Uncle Joe! :)

ThePrez on October 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Haha, we’re all Joe Bidenopolous’s sometimes.

jaygatz33 on October 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Nothing stopping Zero now from going all in on being a total jack-ass in the next debate.

Rational Thought on October 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

That’s what I’m counting on. I want him to go full out arrogant and snippy.

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I want him to cry.

Curtiss on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Yup. He’s like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

joejm65 on October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

In the pumpkin patch trying to convince others to waste their time with him..

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

BOUNCE? SURGE? ATOM BOMB?

..TECTONIC PLATE SHIFT!

The War Planner on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I want him to cry.

Curtiss on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

..him getting all wee-wee’ed up?

The War Planner on October 10, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Yup. He’s like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

joejm65 on October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

In the pumpkin patch trying to convince others to waste their time with him..

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Cut and Paste error.

It was meant for…..

wheres gumbyandpokey?

gerrym51 on October 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Saw this on Columbus,Ohio TV tonight…I hope he can run it a lot.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Maybe the “Rich, white guy” can spot him a few bucks to run the hell out of it!!

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!

kcd on October 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I’m waiting for the poll fetishist to come in and say Mitt may have a mere one-point point lead right now, but Michelle is better liked than Ann Romney 69-52.

Surely that counts as further proof Obama will win by a landslide. /

Liam on October 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Fossten just in case you don’t have it …here’s the Gumby says Walker is toast comment.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Thank you sir. You are a great American.

fossten on October 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

EXIT QUESTION: Is this an Allahpundit post?

*pinches self*

The War Planner on October 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

With a D/R/I of 40/39/18, it seems like they are forcing people into the two parties at the expense of independents. Oddly enough, if you take their percentages for each candidate and multiply by the percentage of voters they place in each D/R/I category, it looks like the results of this poll should have been reported as Obama 43.7 (or 44), Romney 46.6 (or 47). So some re-weighting is obviously still going on.

Just for laughs, if you eliminate the “secret sauce” weighting of results and use a DRI of 36/35/29 (close to 2010, but still D+1), the straight-up numbers work out to 43.5 Obama, 47.5 Romney, or Romney +4.

Even if you use a DRI of 36/33/31 (D+3), the race is 44 Obama 46.5 Romney.

HTL on October 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Oh my, that was beautiful.

Rational Thought on October 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Every college student in America needs to see that ad. Maybe it would wake them up.
Maybe.

predator on October 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

These are still doctored polls. The real ones have Romney up 5-10. Going to be a blowout on election night. Romney will take: VA, NC, OH, FL, PA, CO, NV, AND MI!

nazo311 on October 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Great, must-see professional ad paid for by private citizen Thomas Petterffy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

That is superb.
That is one proud immigrant and a very very proud American.
Just like me.
I hope this vid goes viral.

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Yup. He’s like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

joejm65 on October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

In the pumpkin patch trying to convince others to waste their time with him..

Electrongod on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Hey…. maybe thats what the new Charlie Brown movie is about….

kcd on October 10, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Will Romney have coattails?

Yea I said it!

Ted Torgerson on October 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Don’t know whether it is true or not but pundits are saying that the Senate election here in Virginia will go to whichever party wins the electoral votes.

I’m not sure I buy it because the race but I understand the thinking. It comes down to the fact that the two candidates have state-wide recognition. It is a base vote election.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I’m waiting for the poll fetishist to come in and say Mitt may have a mere one-point point lead right now, but Michelle is better liked than Ann Romney 69-52.

Surely that counts as further proof Obama will win by a landslide. /

Liam on October 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

..he’ll be back tomorrow.

The convicted felon and avowed pederast has an appointment with his parole officer this afternoon. Then he and his Guatemalan pool-boy live-in lover are going out this evening to a show-tune revue in The Castro District.

The War Planner on October 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I want him to cry.

Curtiss on October 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM

..him getting all wee-wee’ed up?

The War Planner on October 10, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Hmm…that conjures up some disturbing mental images.

Curtiss on October 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Great, must-see professional ad paid for by private citizen Thomas Petterffy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I met him in a workshop a few years back. I have no words but only tears of pride for this good and kind man.

I’m stunned at the courage of this man. Thanks to Django for posting it.

JPeterman on October 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Just when those who don’t usually pay attention to politics start to weigh the candidates, at the same time the Libya debacle is unfolding.

And Obama is looking small and pitiful and most unpresidential as he yammers about Big Bird while the State Dept has to testify about failure on Capitol Hill.

INC on October 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM

That’s what my Uncle is saying too – the race will go with the WH.

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

It kind of makes you wonder what Obama will do in the next debate. I think he will get out there and really lay it on thick.

Terrye on October 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Django on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Thanks for posting that – great ad!

Rockygold on October 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I’m waiting for the poll fetishist to come in and say Mitt may have a mere one-point point lead right now, but Michelle is better liked than Ann Romney 69-52.

Surely that counts as further proof Obama will win by a landslide. /

Liam on October 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

And Moochie probably bakes better cookies, too.

predator on October 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Okay… thanks to who ever posted that Salon article on Camille Paglia!

She is practically a Republican now! She isn’t voting Republican because she can’t bear that we think Newt is an intellectual… same as me!!!! I changed my registration to Independent until I was sure we were not that kind of hypocrite! I simply can’t belong to a Party who thinks Newt is a symbol of anything good!

She supported Obama last time… but his totally against him now… and will vote green Party… (I suspect the thought of voting R, is just too much for her.) But she is hoping Romney wins!!!

If someone of this Iconic statue in the Liberal community is doing this… Obama has not one shred of a chance!!!

I think I’ll buy her book! I love art. Though not as in love with the Desparate Housewives stuff… but that is taste.

She thinks our best modern artist is George Lucus! She is practically a Republican!

Skim down to the polics to avoid the long winded liberal gibberish about popular culture and art.

http://www.salon.com/2012/10/10/camille_paglias_glittering_images/

petunia on October 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM

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