Oh my: Gallup shows Romney leading by five — in swing states

posted at 5:22 pm on October 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

Like Chuck Todd said this morning, “Structural shift.”

A safe prediction for tomorrow night: You’re going to hear a lot about the “47 percent” and a lot lot lot about the “war on women.”

As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, the survey of voters in 12 crucial swing states finds female voters much more engaged in the election and increasingly concerned about the deficit and debt issues that favor Romney. The Republican nominee now ties the president among women who are likely voters, 48%-48%, while he leads by 12 points among men…

“In every poll, we’ve seen a major surge among women in favorability for Romney” since his strong performance in the first debate, veteran Democratic pollster Celinda Lake says. “Women went into the debate actively disliking Romney, and they came out thinking he might understand their lives and might be able to get something done for them.”…

Now, the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows Romney leading Obama 51%-46% among likely voters in the swing states. Men who are likely voters back him 54%-42%. The states are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin…

When women were asked to identify the most important issue for women, though, the answers were strikingly different. The top concern by far was abortion, an issue that didn’t even register among men. Nearly four in 10 women cited it, and those who did supported Obama by more than 3-1. Fifteen percent cited equal rights, pay or opportunity.

There’s an enthusiasm gap among women voters too, with 46 percent saying they’re “extremely enthusiastic” to vote for Mitt versus 38 percent who say so about O. (Married women, who trend Republican, are also more enthusiastic than singles.) You’ll be pleased to know that Team Hopenchange has already wet itself over these results and is circulating a memo written by their pollster dumping on Gallup’s likely voter screen. I’m intrigued that they’re so eager to bat this down with the next debate 28 hours away. Even if this is an outlier, they’ll benefit if the next poll is taken after the debate and shows the race tighter, which would lend itself to an “Obama comeback” narrative. They must be awfully nervous about perceptions taking hold in the electorate that O’s a loser beyond even the power of the next debate to change. And if you read Sean Trende’s piece last week, you know why: Constructing a sense of inevitability has always been their best defense against the forces of political “gravity.” Once that sense is shattered and Romney becomes plausible, they start to melt.

The danger for Obama now, I think, is that he’s lost control of his own destiny. He’ll light into Romney tomorrow night but I don’t know how much harm it’ll do, especially since Mitt will be well prepared for the “47 percent” attack. Romney’s task was, and is, to show he’s a plausible president, and that depends much more on his own answers (and demeanor) than it does on Obama’s. If “President Romney” seems viable, gravity can do the rest.

Update: A few swing-state odds and ends for you as gravy. A Romney aide told Byron York that their internal polls show Ohio dead even; ARG sees a dead heat in Iowa too. Meanwhile, PPP found Romney up two points in North Carolina — based on a D+10 sample. As Tony Lee says, lights out.


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But, But, But… Atomic Bomb!

/DumboandDopey

Corporal Tunnel on October 15, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Atomic Bust!

Chip on October 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Wigglesworth on October 15, 2012 at 5:40 PM

The Facebook Kids only show up in the Headlines threads. Not where the Adults are.

Del Dolemonte on October 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

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canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Dang, y’all where is gumbygotpoked.

I demand y’all cease this incessant happiness ’til gumby can set us straight.

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

@adrian_gray Obama’s pollster writes memo attacking Gallup. Most important piece…they list MINNESOTA as a “swing state” #MapOfficiallyExtended

Bahahahahaha. Obama campaign inadvertently leaked some bad internals when throwing a tantrum at Gallup and RCP. If Obama now considers MN a swing state, OH is certainly red.

Chuck Schick on October 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Mitt needs to hit back with the “you didn’t build that.”

ReaganWasRight on October 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM

please oh please oh please

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Dear Leader will probably announce his upcoming attack in Libya sometime prior to the last debate. He’ll probably ask everyone to tune in because there will be live video of our revenge on those who attacked our ambassador attack on an aspirin factory.
d1carter on October 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM

FIFY

smellthecoffee on October 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

A safe prediction for tomorrow night: You’re going to hear a lot about the “47 percent” and a lot lot lot about the “war on women.”

Ya mean Barry isn’t going to ‘tout his RECORD of ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

GarandFan on October 15, 2012 at 5:46 PM

In broadcast lingo that’s called dead air.

Chip on October 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

:)

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I just got R&R election mail – in Minneapolis! It was from American Future Fund.

Apparently at least one PAC thinks Minnesota may be in play.

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Don’t get cocky, kid.

Show up and vote.

ajacksonian on October 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Worth repeating..

Chip on October 15, 2012 at 5:59 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

:)

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

cmsinaz:——–:0

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM

ajacksonian on October 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

just got my early vote ballot, popping in the mail tomorrow

:)

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Mitt should say about the contraceptive mandate: “I just think THAT kind of stimulus should be outside of government involvement”

hisfrogness on October 15, 2012 at 5:43 PM

A very good bit for Romney.

Let’s hope he uses it.

Key West Reader on October 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

If Obama brings up the “War on Women”, I hope Mitt comes back and says…”Well, that’s at least one thing you built by yourself”…

right2bright on October 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

just got my early vote ballot, popping in the mail tomorrow

:)

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I want to be very dramatic when I walk into the voting booth on 11/6/12. And, I will.

Can’t wait!

Key West Reader on October 15, 2012 at 6:02 PM

right2bright on October 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Hah~ BURN!

Key West Reader on October 15, 2012 at 6:02 PM

A safe prediction for tomorrow night: You’re going to hear a lot about the “47 percent” and a lot lot lot about the “war on women.”

That makes perfect sense for a town hall format. Because Lord knows that’s what most Americans are sitting around worrying ourselves sick over right now.

logis on October 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Again, given the mentality of the truly undecided, I suggest Bambi open with:

Why I was for Mariah before I was for NiKki.

Droopy on October 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

A very good bit for Romney.

Let’s hope he uses it.

Key West Reader on October 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

He has in the past, their is no federal law that should be involved, he believes these things are reserved for the states…and that opens up a whole new discussion that heavily favors Mitt, getting the feds out of our lives.
And the same with 47%, they need to get off the feds, and allow the states to take care of them, they know best how to handle their citizens…

right2bright on October 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Key West Reader on October 15, 2012 at 6:02 PM

yo go girl :)

I work the polls so I always have to request an early ballot

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

If the good guys win on 11/6, I will seriously be wondering if that woman was an actor hired by the Romney campaign.

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Oscar nomination.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

YO,Obama,…. Polling IceBerg Dead Ahead,your orders Sir!

What?

After you take that put!!!!

Capt’n Kick*ss,your orders……..

S-C-R-E-E-T-C-H….B-U-C-K-L-I-N-G,S-C-R-A-P-E……
(snark).

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Allahpundit fail.

This poll is 28 minutes old. But nice try.

Crap like this is why I’m here.

gumbo on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Lanceman on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

lol

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I guess Gallup finally told Obama to stick it.

mitchellvii on October 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

S-C-R-E-E-T-C-H….B-U-C-K-L-I-N-G,S-C-R-A-P-E……
(snark).

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

…SINK!

And no life boats

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I work the polls so I always have to request an early ballot

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

cmsinaz:Speaking of early ballotts,oops!:)
===========================================

First Lady Michelle Obama tweets that she has voted early in 2012 elections – @MichelleObama

4 hours ago from twitter.com by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFraW5nbmV3cy13d3ctaHJkcg0LEgRTZWVkGM-47goM/2012/10/15/first-lady-michelle-obama-tweets-that-she-has-voted-early-in-2012-elec

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I’ve always thought that is Romney wins it would be one or two points. I’m starting to believe in the possibility that he might win by more!

terryannonline on October 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

“A Romney aide told Byron York that their internal polls show Ohio dead even” /// This means we lose because the Ds will be cheating BIG TIME.

sbvft contributor on October 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Oscar nomination.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Ha – that’s what SWalker said!
Great minds here. :)

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

war on women?

Romney

Females in the Obama White House Staff are paid 70% of what men are paid

where now is the inequality?

audiotom on October 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

…SINK!

And no life boats

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

OTTO:

They took off all life-boats,for refurbishing,
and there sitting on Chicago shipping docks,
haha!(sarc):)

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Looks like the citizens of this nation are about to give Obama a real report card.

His kind (no not his race–his narcissim) don’t take to this stuff very well.

Don L on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

May the media spontaneously combust for how they ‘report’ the news, the derelict Obama-sh*t-eaters.

Just imagine if this were a R president.

Noting that four US diplomats, including the ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, lost their lives in the terrorist attack, Senator Lieberman and ranking committee member Susan Collins (R) of Maine said, “Those four men, their loved ones, and the American people deserve a full and fair accounting of why and how that tragedy occurred.”

It seems unlikely that the committee’s inquiry – which joins another investigation ordered by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton – will get very far before an election that is just three weeks away. Committee staff say the inquiry is unlikely to move beyond the information-gathering stage before Nov. 6.

In the meantime, the Benghazi attack is becoming the central theme of the Republican’s attack on Mr. Obama’s foreign policy – an area in which the president has enjoyed a clear advantage over Mr. Romney in opinion surveys.

But Obama’s lead over Romney in the area of handling international affairs is closing, recent polls show – a trend that appears to have convinced Republicans that attacking Obama for “weakness” by highlighting Benghazi is paying off.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

keeping up with the joneses the obamas

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Heh. Death Star vs. Titanic. Too soon?

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

2nd that

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

lol

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

cmsinaz:

This election is getting good,but,I’m Cautiously Optimistic,as there is still two weeks about,yet to go!:)

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Hi.

Key West Reader on October 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Atomic Bust!

Chip on October 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I knew her!

Rio Linda Refugee on October 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Indiana has it’s senator debate tonight. We’ll get to listen the democrat tell us how “moderate and bipartisan” he is. In spite of voting for obamacare twice, 2 bailouts, the stimulus and voting for pelosi as house speaker. He votes his party 90% + of the time.

Of course the moderator will then ask Mourdock why he likes to kill old people and slackers.

Add in 10% dead, illegal aliens, multiple votes in Gary, Indy, Ft. Wayne and Evansville and you turn over a senate seat occupied by a communist rino

acyl72 on October 15, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I guess Gallup finally told Obama to stick it.

mitchellvii on October 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Holder too.

Del Dolemonte on October 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I’m getting that 1980 Deja Vu…again.

kingsjester on October 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Hey Zip!
:)

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Hopefully, the power struggle between the Clintons and the WH over blame for Benghazi will be in full public view by then.

a capella on October 15, 2012 at 5:37 PM

That would be outstanding. Possibly epic.

Lightswitch on October 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM

They should change the third debate.
Have it between Obama & Clinton instead so they can throw down over who is responsible for Benghazi.

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Hi OTTO. :)

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Barky didn’t make the life boat intel meeting.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Heh. Death Star vs. Titanic. Too soon?

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

22044:H*ll no,haha!:)

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Gumby’s trying to mold himself into a white flag.

Chuck Schick on October 15, 2012 at 5:25 PM

…no!…I think there is some self inflicted disembowelment going on and the progs are trying to tie the ends of his entrails together to keep it going for a couple more weeks!

KOOLAID2 on October 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

You’ll be pleased to know that Team Hopenchange has already wet itself over these results and is circulating a memo written by their pollster dumping on Gallup’s likely voter screen.

Delicious irony after the weeks of putting down the GOP for their criticisms of the poll compositions.

I’m not feeling all that optimistic about tomorrow’s debate. Who knows what wild cards will be dealt in the Oprah-fied town hall format by “undecided” voters? We’re as likely to get, “what are you going to give me” questions as any thing else. If there is one thing that O can do well, it is make false promises to naive beggars.

MJBrutus on October 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Barky didn’t make the life boat intel meeting.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

OTTO:That.I.Believe!:)

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I’m wondering how many days we’ll celebrate after Nov. 06 when we can officially say “President Romney and First Lady, Ann Romney.”

It’s going to be so nice a celebration, so very nice.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Gumby don’t you have sharks to jump?

Wow you have turned into a cartoon character.

CW on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

They should change the third debate.
Have it between Obama & Clinton instead so they can throw down over who is responsible for Benghazi.

22044 on October 15, 2012 at 6:24 PM

22044:Tru dat………….but………….!:)
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White House considering retaliatory strike on militant targets over Libya consulate attack – @AP

1 hour ago from hosted.ap.org by editor

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_US_NORTH_AFRICA_TERROR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

As if they weren’t going to already, the MSM will be spinning tomorrows debate outcome so much for Obama, it will make you dizzy.

midgeorgian on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

keeping up with the joneses the obamas

cmsinaz on October 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

cmsinaz:Now that,made me laugh,hehe!:)

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Aren’t they going to bomb Youtube? I thought they were responsible.

kingsjester on October 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

White House considering retaliatory strike on militant targets over Libya consulate attack – @AP

1 hour ago from hosted.ap.org by editor

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_US_NORTH_AFRICA_TERROR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

One month later and when they are behind in the polls.

That’s rich!

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

can’t those dancing Vajayjay costumes get out there and convince them wimminses to get on board with us???? Like, I’m sure that a bunch of dancing dildoes would surely convince a lot of male voters to vote for some dude, right//?//

/lib logic.

ted c on October 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Oh, hahahahaa…

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-got-back-every-dime-bailout-cbo-bailout-will-lose-24-billion

Sane people will throw out this street corner flim-flam con whose every word is a lie.

bayview on October 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

can’t those dancing Vajayjay costumes get out there and convince them wimminses to get on board with us???? Like, I’m sure that a bunch of dancing dildoes would surely convince a lot of male voters to vote for some dude, right//?//

/lib logic.

ted c on October 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I think you just identified that actual audience Obama and DNC are going for there.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I’m wondering how many days we’ll celebrate after Nov. 06 when we can officially say “President Romney and First Lady, Ann Romney.”

It’s going to be so nice a celebration, so very nice.

Lourdes on October 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I think when they call the race I’ll cry for an hour out of sheer relief.

If God Forbid Obama wins I’ll cry for a sheer hour out of fear.

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

idiot-obama: “…blah blah blah, FLUKE, blah blah blah, 47%, blah blah blah, WOMEN, blah blah blah…”

Future President Romney: “There you go again.”

Pork-Chop on October 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Ace of Spades did a response to the PPP poll on the early voting and did a break down with SOS data, etc.

It’s an awesome read, especially the link near the bottom at the end of the 3rd to last paragraph pointing to ningrim’s spreadsheet.

Pollsters: 1/5 of Ohio Vote Already In! Me: Bull

Ronaldusmax on October 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

http://www.270towin.com/ Is now showing PA as a battleground state!

Assuming Mitt has FL, NC, and VA locked up, that gives him 248 EV’s, with 8 states to determine the winner.

PA 20
OH 18
MI 16
WI 10
CO 9
IA 6
NV 6
NH 4

If he wins any 4 of those 8, he’s over 270 – even without PA or OH if he can win WI or MI.

Time to make another donation…

peski on October 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM

…no!…I think there is some self inflicted disembowelment going on and the progs are trying to tie the ends of his entrails together to keep it going for a couple more weeks!

KOOLAID2 on October 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

That’s what pulling poles in and out of your @ss will do.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Halloween is coming.

MontanaMmmm on October 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM

oops wrong thread.

MontanaMmmm on October 15, 2012 at 5:50 PM

This is my Halloween mask.

It’s is very scary. The entire costume is even scarier.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Pumpkin bars are EVIL – that is all

gophergirl on October 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I’m getting that 1980 Deja Vu…again.

kingsjester on October 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

We have all been here before

Naturally Curly on October 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Can someone say BYE BYE Obumbler? I knew you could!!

Tbone McGraw on October 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Gumby don’t you have sharks to jump?

Wow you have turned into a cartoon character.

CW on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I think it’s just that he’s got feet of clay.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

White House considering retaliatory strike on militant targets over Libya consulate attack – @AP

1 hour ago from hosted.ap.org by editor

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_US_NORTH_AFRICA_TERROR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

But shouldn’t these people get a trial in NYC?
/

Hill60 on October 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM

In Denver women saw a father/leader and an empty chair/suit.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

But, I thought the polls were skewed!
Why don’t I hear any Romney supporters rejecting them?

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Bless your heart, the internals of polls are too hard for your limited intellect.

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Out of desperation he’ll attack a couple of neighborhoods in Benghazi, or two ships in the Hormuz, then say “if you don’t vote for the CiC in war you’re racists”.

Your answer “the leftists told me that it’s the most patriotic thing I can do”.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

This is my Halloween mask.

It’s is very scary. The entire costume is even scarier.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I’ve seen that picture many times, but never before noticed that Steny Hoyer is carrying Nanzi’s purse. LOLOL. The DTM shoes are a fashion don’t.

Naturally Curly on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I think it’s just that he’s got feet of clay.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

gumbypoked does not have feet of clay. He go brain of clay.

bayview on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

PA 20 — no chance
OH 18 — must win
MI 16 — no chance
WI 10 — no chance
CO 9 — possibility
IA 6 — possibility
NV 6 — possibility
NH 4 — possibility

gumbyandpokey on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM

ZOMBIES! AAAaaaaaAaAAAAaa!

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

o/t, but important…

What Did Hillary Tell Obama on 9/11?

On Friday, a CNN reporter asked Hillary Clinton what she was doing as the attack occurred, and Clinton responded with a 400-word answer that avoided the question. Here was the colloquy:

QUESTION: … could you tell us a little bit about what you were doing when that attack actually happened? I know Charlene Lamb, who as the State Department official, was mentioning that she back here in Washington was monitoring electronically from that post what was happening in real time. Could you tell us what you were doing? Were you watching? Were you talking with the President? Any details about that, please.

SECRETARY CLINTON: … I think that it is very important to recognize that we have an investigation going on. [Blah, blah for 222 words]. So that’s what an investigative process is designed to do: to try to sort through all of the information, some of it contradictory and conflicting. [Blah, blah for 76 words]. So I’m going to be, as I have been from the very beginning, cooperating fully with the investigations that are ongoing, because nobody wants to know more about what happened and why than I do. And I think I’ll leave it at that.

QUESTION: Mrs. Secretary, if you could, the question was –

SECRETARY CLINTON: I know, but I’m going to leave it at that.

Later on Friday, the State Department spokesperson was asked why Clinton hadn’t answered, and provided this response:

As you know, she’s not that interested in focusing on herself. But obviously, she was here very late that night. She was getting regular updates from both the DS Command Center and the senior NEA leadership in the building, she was making phone calls to senior people, and so she was obviously very much involved. But I think she was not interested in sort of giving a personal tick-tock. It’s not the way she operates. [Emphasis added].

So, we are supposed to believe that Charlene Lamb didn’t tell Hillary and Hillary didn’t tell Obama? Yeah, riiiiiight.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

As if they weren’t going to already, the MSM will be spinning tomorrows debate outcome so much for Obama, it will make you dizzy.

midgeorgian on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

A text book example of “poisoning the well”. Hot Air commenters have refined this particular fallacy into a fine art form.

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Just like in 1980, there comes a time when the Republican popularity is such that even polls skewed by a heavier Democratic sampling cannot hide all the gains made by the Republican challenger.

Kleenex?

kingsjester on October 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

But, I thought the polls were skewed!
Why don’t I hear any Romney supporters rejecting them?

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I have consistently said that the polls this year mean little. People lie like never before so as to not appear racists or whatever. Thus, the polls were wrong bef. Denver. Romney is likely to be more ahead now too.

Look around and find the Obama sticker…heh, some from 2008 and not much more. Alas, there aren’t that many Romney stickers either. People will just go vote…Obama out!

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

White House considering retaliatory strike on militant targets over Libya consulate attack – @AP

1 hour ago from hosted.ap.org by editor

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_US_NORTH_AFRICA_TERROR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

canopfor on October 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Why don’t they announce the day and time of the attack so the terrorists can melt away first.

bayview on October 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Well gosh honey boo, where ya’ been?

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

So, we are supposed to believe that Charlene Lamb didn’t tell Hillary and Hillary didn’t tell Obama? Yeah, riiiiiight.

Resist We Much on October 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

In a surreal universe. Obama thinks that all the people in the USA are his telephone ‘lady’.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Naturally Curly on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

That’s no purse, that’s the botox supply satchel.

OTTO on October 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

If you are voting WITH you lady parts you will vote for Obama. If you are voting FOR your lady parts and in fact, for all of your parts, you are voting for Romney.

Turtledove on October 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Seeing this trend on Twitter… a vote for Romney is voting with your #LadySmarts. How awesome is that?

right of the dial on October 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Crying in his spaghettios.

kingsjester on October 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

gumbypoked is a low rent moron – certainly.

bayview on October 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

PA 20 — no chance
OH 18 — must win
MI 16 — no chance
WI 10 — no chance
CO 9 — possibility
IA 6 — possibility
NV 6 — possibility
NH 4 — possibility

gumbyandpokey on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Added to my archive of gumby’s hilarious predictions.

Chuck Schick on October 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Just for the leftists on the thread.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

But, I thought the polls were skewed!

Why don’t I hear any Romney supporters rejecting them?

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Thought you guys were all set to release the past 200 years of Romney’s tax returns.

Get to it, man!

To answer your question, several here, including yours truly, have already noted in recent threads that ARG “polls” have had problems in the past, as well as correctly noting that the Reuters and Zogby “polls” are online ones, so they can’t be trusted-because they do not poll a random sample of the population, they are participated in by people who actually want to take the poll.

BTW, in your opinion was this morning’s Washington Post, with its Dem +9 sample, “skewed”?

Del Dolemonte on October 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Bless your heart, the internals of polls are too hard for your limited intellect.

cozmo on October 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Translation: The polls are skewed when they show President Obama in the lead. They are incredibly accurate when they show Romney ahead.

All the subtlety of drunken clown.

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

May Benghazi destroy Obama/Hillary/Biden. It w/b the ultimate irony and Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

chumpThreads on October 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

You are entitled to your own idiocy, but not your own facts. You just made that comment up.

Schadenfreude on October 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Ryan and the Romney campaign and the Republican Party all fatally underestimated Joe Biden. Bad mistake.

Romeny has peaked.

chumpThreads on October 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Chuck Schick on October 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

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