NPR poll: Romney up 1 over Obama

posted at 8:51 am on October 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Hope you like this NPR/Democracy Corps poll, because it may be the last national poll we see for a while.  With Hurricane Sandy battering the upper Northeast, polling in the region will be impossible until at least the weekend, and possibly through Election Day.  Without access to that part of the electorate, national polls will be undeniably incomplete.  From here on in, it’s going to be nothing but battleground-state polling.

So why not wrap up national polling on a high note?  In this survey conducted at least in part by James Carville’s group, Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by a point, 49/48, on a national basis.  On the other hand, their survey in battleground states (a subgroup of the overall sample) shows Obama up four, 50/46.

So what gives?  The national sample has a D+4 tilt, with a D/R/I of 35/31/34.  The battleground sample, however, has a D+9 tilt at 40/31/27.  In what reality does the Democratic advantage increase in battleground states to a margin wider than the 2008 turnout advantage?  I’m guessing only in NPR/Carville World.

The internals have more bad news for Team Obama.  Independents break hard nationally for Romney, 51/39.  In fact, only 29% of independents are certain to vote for Obama, a disastrously low number for the incumbent in any election cycle, especially with just seven days to go.  Independents are harshly critical of Obama’s job performance, with a 42/54 approval rating that consists of only 17% strongly approving and 44% strongly disapproving.  They’re even tougher on his economic performance at 39/60.\

The debates turned out to be Obama’s breaking point.  Romney won converts at six points higher than Obama from the debates, 34/28 overall, but won by 16 points among independents at 37/21.  Even in the ridiculously tilted battleground sample, Romney won by five at 33/28.

Compare this with Guy’s analysis of the Gallup poll, and this sounds like a recipe for a significant win for Romney in one week.


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“Schwetty Balls!” Likely the only great thing Alec Baldwin has ever done.

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Still one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, what a great skit, makes me guffaw every time.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Did the NPR host use their soft, breathy, concerned-liberal voice to announce this, the voice where you’re like “What? I can’t hear you!” and forces you to turn up the volume.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM

..among that group would be that breathless little faery, Corey Flintoff, who drives me up a wall with his flagrant concern. On the other hand, I kinda like the bass rumble of Mara Laisson. Always thought she was fair and balanced (well, for a lib) whilst on Fox. Also, I believe she has bigger stones than Jaun Juilliams anyway.

But still enjoy (on occasion) The Tappet Brothers.

The War Planner on October 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Obama at only 47% in Oregon. There’s that 47% number again.

NotCoach on October 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

It shows Obama leading Romney 47 percent to 41 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Three percent of voters said they would vote for someone else and 1 percent said they would not vote in the race.

If that poll is accurate, Obama is in deep doodoo. He’ll probably win that state, but he cannot possibly hold onto most(if any) of the remaining swing states when freaking Oregon isn’t giving him 50% support.

Doughboy on October 30, 2012 at 10:05 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Joss Whedon made a video about the coming zombie apocalypse if Romney wins. I think he actually meant the troll apocalypse.

NotCoach on October 30, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Hey, gumbypoked, here’s a pole for you to get you kicks.
SurveyUSA
FL
Romney 47 Barry 47, a tie
but unfortunately, it is a small survey with MOE of 4.1 and the party breakdown is
D 42, R 37 and Indie 20, a D +5
and Romney is leading among indies 45 to 40.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM

The hurrican/superstorm is the best thing that could have happened for Obama. This morning, even Chris Christie was just drooling over the “outstanding” job Obama is doing dealing with the storm.

Sandy will do more to boost Obama than millions and millions of dollars in campaign ads.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

“Schwetty Balls!” Likely the only great thing Alec Baldwin has ever done.

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Just two great things. The “coffee is for closers” monologue is a classic from a highly underrated movie…

Anonimo on October 30, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Ot :…so dear leader and fema both tell folks to go to ready.gov for information…. one problem they’ve got no electricity and laptops or phones are out of juice what do they do?

cmsinaz on October 30, 2012 at 10:12 AM

NPR poll: Romney up 1 over Obama

I’ve seen an American play golf on the Moon, and Ive seen the fall of the USSR. But now I’ve seen everything!

As they say, when you’ve lost NPR…

jrgdds on October 30, 2012 at 10:12 AM

“Hey, gumbypoked, here’s a pole for you to get you kicks.
SurveyUSA
FL
Romney 47 Barry 47, a tie
but unfortunately, it is a small survey with MOE of 4.1 and the party breakdown is
D 42, R 37 and Indie 20, a D +5
and Romney is leading among indies 45 to 40.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM”

Already posted it last night.

But it shows that Romney can’t even lock down his supposedly strongest swing state with a week to go. He sure as heck isn’t going to win OH if Florida is in doubt.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

What does it say about you, as a probable human being, that you need death and destruction to help your political side?

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Obama’s feelings hurt the most.

long_cat on October 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM

The night ol Dixie drove him down. Bless The Lord.

Adios you rotten lying booger. Mrs. Ann has already called the fumigators. Double strength fumigators.

Lincoln Cadillac on October 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM

“Schwetty Balls!” Likely the only great thing Alec Baldwin has ever done.

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Have to disagree here. Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross was incredible.

Bringing this back to topic, it’s good to see Romney living Alec’s demands from that movie… “A-always, B-be, C-closing. Always be closing. ALWAYS. BE CLOSING.”

Red Cloud on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

“gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

What does it say about you, as a probable human being, that you need death and destruction to help your political side?

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM”

It says I am a non-spinning realist. And the death and destruction WILL help Obama. Fate might have intervened to help him.

Did you see Christie on Fox this morning? He was praising Obama like he was Jesus Christ and even slammed Romney a bit.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Wwow this gumbyandpokey character is making some good points.

Serving up a helping of common sense with a slice of awesome on the side.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

It says I am a non-spinning realist.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

First good belly laugh I got all morning, thanks.

Almost as good as this one from last night.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I knew you would think so pokey.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Hope next Tuesday ends up with Obama being rejected by a huge margin…really huge.

Too huge for fraud to make up the difference.

I wish I didn’t have to agree with you…

…but I do.

Bob's Kid on October 30, 2012 at 10:24 AM

But it shows that Romney can’t even lock down his supposedly strongest swing state with a week to go. He sure as heck isn’t going to win OH if Florida is in doubt.

You don’t understand polls very well, do you, skippy?

Bob's Kid on October 30, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Already posted it last night.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Well, we can’t all follow you into the bath house when you were looking for poles to get excited over. It is quite amazing that you can twist yourself into such a pretzel to justify the minimal wage they paid you to troll.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 10:27 AM

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

It’s the saddest when they join forces.

happytobehere on October 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Wwow this gumbyandpokey character is making some good points.

Serving up a helping of common sense with a slice of awesome on the side.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

How cute! It found a playmate!

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Cue the Trial Balloons:

By NBC’s Pete Williams

Could the vast disruption caused by Sandy prompt a delay in the Nov. 6 presidential election? Voting may be extensively disrupted in some of the swing states, including Virginia and Ohio.
MSNBC’s Chris Jansing talks with NBC’s Pete Williams about the impact Superstorm Sandy may have on the election, and the issues that would surround a possible postponement of the presidential election.

The answer is, yes, it could undoubtedly be delayed.

GadsdenRattlers on October 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

It’s the saddest when they join forces.

happytobehere on October 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Most likely a sock puppet.

NotCoach on October 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Just did a Google news search on Sandy.

O’bamna’s name is not mentioned once.

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Welcome to 1980 redux.

The MFM is trying to salvage any credibility. This time people will not forget their duplicity and people have been abandoning them for years as it becomes more apparent year by year.

ajacksonian on October 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Drudge headline made me smile…Even NPR?

workingclass artist on October 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Wwow this gumbyandpokey character is making some good points.

Serving up a helping of common sense with a slice of awesome on the side.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Awwwwww…you found a friend.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Big Bird is OUT?

BIG BIRD IS OUT???????????????

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Awwwwww…you found a friend.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 10:35 AM

At long last!! And she thought she never will have anything or anyone other than the government.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Wwow this gumbyandpokey character is making some good points.

Serving up a helping of common sense with a slice of awesome on the side.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Must be a Sock Puppet convention going on for the Democrats.

Obama DID say he needed help manning the phone to campaign in the wake of Sandy. This must be the Internet Squad coming to the rescue…

GadsdenRattlers on October 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Yea, what gives?
Hmmm…
Follow Ed now as he (again) fully rationalizes and accepts poll results favorable to Romney…while at the same time critiques and dismisses polls favorable to Obama.
Even when they come from the same source!
Ha.

Polls Schmollz.

verbaluce on October 30, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Because an extra FIVE POINT weight to the democrats from the main poll if you bothered reading. That and it’s onlyu 466 voters across 12 states. Such a tiny sample’s going to be noisy. Rasmussen gets the same and their sample’s bigger.

So not even Carville’s Democracy Corpse can get an Obama win with a D+4 in what is looking like an even election at best (Gallup is saying R+1, Rasmussen R+3).

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Larry Schweikart ‏@LSchweikart

Say “CRUSHING IT?” Rs ahead in CO early voting 3.5:1, in swing Jefferson Co, GULP, 6.5:1 and we aren’t even throwing in an I advantage!

Looks like corroboration of Gallup’s massive R+6 national early voter advantage we’re seeing in alot of other swing states. And Romney is up SIX on

Gallup had Obama up FIFTEEN in early voting in 2008 and up THREE on election day

These early voters are more likely to say they have voted for Barack Obama than for John McCain, by a 55% to 40% margin. Among those who plan to vote on Election Day, the spread is much closer — only a 48% to 45% Obama advantage.

Link

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM

The debates turned out to be Obama’s breaking point.

It wasn’t the debates, it was Obama’s agenda for his first 12-18 months.

Look at the Rasmussen numbers from 1/22/2009 (represents 3-day average of polling from 1/29-1/21, centered on the inauguration) and compare it to 7/22/2010, just 18 months later.

1/22/2009
Total Approve: 64%
Strongly Disapprove: 14%
A 50 point margin between Total Approve and Strongly Disapprove

18 months later..

7/22/2010
Total Approve: 44%
Strongly Disapprove: 44%
No margin at all between Total Approve and Strongly Disapprove

Obama blew a 50 point margin of goodwill because he adamantly pursued an immensely unpopular agenda of Keynesian Porkulus and Socialist takeover of Healthcare, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, inlcuding the vastly unpopular use of the Byrd reconciliation process, even though Robert Byrd himself had spoken out strongly against using reconciliation process to pass a massive Healthcare bill.

Obama has no one to blame but himself.

And the first debate really didn’t change many people’s minds about Obama.

But the first debate DID change many people’s minds about Romney. He proved that he is a competent, caring, executive.

As a woman in Frank Luntz’s NV focus group said,

[Focus Group woman:] “Undecided”. I was not undecided between Obama and Romney. I was undecided between Romney and not voting… as unfortunately, quite a number of people that I know are in that category. I was extremely favorably impressed.

[Frank Luntz:] … with Romney…

[Focus Group woman:] Yes!

ITguy on October 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Gumby’s buddy Jon Ralston seeing a GOP surge in NV as well.

John Podhoretz ‏@jpodhoretz

Interesting: @RalstonReports seeing a GOP move in Nevada. http://ralstonreports.com/blog/day-10-republicans-have-most-robust-day-yet-clark-still-trail-48000-voters#.UI_p62n5nH0

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM

DRUDGE REPORT ‏@DRUDGE_REPORT

GALLUP: OBAMA’S EARLY-VOTE LEAD DROPS 22 PTS FROM 2008… http://drudge.tw/UdAOzW

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM

So are the extra page views really worth letting Mobies like gummeandpokeme hijack every election thread with their blatant concern trolling?

MidniteRambler on October 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Awwwwww…you found a friend.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 10:35 AM

It’s talking to itself.

hawkdriver on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Wwow this gumbyandpokey character is making some good points.

Serving up a helping of common sense with a slice of awesome on the side.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Put ‘em both together and you’ve got a whole wit.

kingsjester on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Find it hard to take NPR as a credible ‘news’ source – it’s the US version of the BBC.

CorporatePiggy on October 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Put ‘em both together and you’ve got a whole wit.

kingsjester on October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I think this is one case where the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I think this is one case where the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Yep, beat me to it.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 AM

The hurrican/superstorm is the best thing that could have happened for Obama. This morning, even Chris Christie was just drooling over the “outstanding” job Obama is doing dealing with the storm.

Sandy will do more to boost Obama than millions and millions of dollars in campaign ads.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Is this your new ATOMIC BOMB?

You know, because your analysis of the effects from the last ATOMIC BOMB was so astute and played out just like you predicted, right?

ShadowsPawn on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Just go to the Yahoo news page. Christie praising Obama is a top story.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

It says I am a non-spinning realist. And the death and destruction WILL help Obama. Fate might have intervened to help him.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

…by sending all those caring conservative Christian church groups to help with disaster cleanup, like after Katrina? Aren’t you afraid that New Yorkers might see actual aid and personal charity provided by conservatives while liberals only give lip service? Hmmmm…?

dominigan on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Sandy will do more to boost Obama than millions and millions of dollars in campaign ads.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

You are assuming he won’t fluke it up…I wouldn’t count on it.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Just go to the Yahoo news page. Christie praising Obama is a top story.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Mountain out of molehill.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Sandy will do more to boost Obama than millions and millions of dollars in campaign ads.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Hhaha, it’s Tue idiot, campaign is almost over…get out of your mom’s basement and get selm fresh air…your boy lost, get used to it!!!

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Just go to the Yahoo news page. Christie praising Obama is a top story.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

You said Big Bird was too.

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

It says I am a non-spinning realist. And the death and destruction WILL help Obama. Fate might have intervened to help him.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

‘Fate’ intervening IS spin, oh great realist.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Sandy will do more to boost Obama than millions and millions of dollars in campaign ads.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Yes, I can’t wait for the footage of Obama personally administering abortions to all those women who had to postpone their “health care” due to the storm?

happytobehere on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

It says I am a non-spinning realist.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Hahahaha, the trioll who lives on food stamps in his mother’s basement and warned us aboth the atomic job report, walker’s losing and the historic Obysmal GOTV effort, all proven wrong and false – is a realist!!! Looool :)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM

The hurrican/superstorm is the best thing that could have happened for Obama. This morning, even Chris Christie was just drooling over the “outstanding” job Obama is doing dealing with the storm.

Sandy will do more to boost Obama than millions and millions of dollars in campaign ads.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Don’t jump the gun, RuPoll. This thing is just starting. Bush was still looking good at this point in Katrina. The real problems do not surface until days after the storm.

As for voters, we’ll see how they feel after a week without electricity.

….or a week of being in a hotel room with their kids.

Thankfully, I don’t have children. I’d lose my mind.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Obama is not going to get too close to the relief effort in case it goes horribly wrong.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Thankfully, I don’t have children. I’d lose my mind.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Losing your mind is a prerequisite for having children.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I’d like to take y’all back to a moment in time…

Do you remember June 28th of this year? Boy, I sure do. On that day, most of us were certain… certain, mind you… that SCOTUS was going to strike down Obamacare. And man, were we giddy about it.

Remember now? How did that turn out for us?

Okay, the past is the past. And truth be told, we as the rank and file had no power whatsoever over SCOTUS. We couldn’t help John Roberts see the light, and foresee the consequences for him getting it so wrong. Because for John Roberts, there were no consequences.

The same cannot be said of Barack Obama and the Democratic party.

Unlike the Obamacare decision, we can actually move the ball here, people. We have one week… seven days… until we get to put on a jackboot and kick in the Liar-in-Chief’s teeth over that monstrosity. But it means work.

Sign up to Call from Home for Romney/Ryan. You don’t even have to go down to GOP HQ to do your thing. You can make calls from the comfort of your own man-caves, you Cheeto-eating cave dwellers. :)

For those of you more socially inclined, your local GOP HQ can certainly set you up with any number of tasks that need to be handled between now and E-Day. It will probably also involve making calls. If you are in a swing state, and can do so, they may well be able to set you up to canvass your precinct. A couple of hours for the cause can make a world of difference.

Seven days… and we get to correct John Roberts error. It’s gut-check time, people. The side that wants it more, is usually the side that wins.

This concludes your public-service announcement for the day…

JohnGalt23 on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Christie praising Obama is a top story.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

You are excited because Obama finally did something right? Sad, really.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I thought Obama was going to stop the rise of the oceans.

Another promise broken.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM

It says I am a non-spinning realist. And the death and destruction WILL help Obama. Fate might have intervened to help him.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18

Hahaha, but he was winning, right?? Loool :) why does he need fate to intervene….death and destruction will help him how? a bunch of idiots probably not following the evacuation order, I can see how much symoathy this would trigger….besides, we saw death and destruction in Benghazi and you told us that the American public doesn’t care…why would they care about a bunch of liberals in NY and NJ :)… Your own flawed logic, idiot….

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Christie praising Obama is a top story.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

In your demented head…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Christie praising Obama is a top story.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

It’s the only good news they have to milk.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM

It says I am a non-spinning realist.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I have never encountered someone quite as delusional as you are. Every day you are like a dog with a new bone.

ShadowsPawn on October 30, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Thankfully, I don’t have children. I’d lose my mind.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Losing your mind is a prerequisite for having children.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Heh, looks like I’m ready to have my own :)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Losing your mind is a prerequisite for having children.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM

LOL!

I feel sorry for the people stuck in hotel rooms having to watch Cartoon Network for the next week.

Gumby says that is going to make them want to vote for Obama because he is doing such a great job handling the disaster, but I wouldn’t count on it.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Per my suggestion on another thread.

“So what do You think about Benghazi?”

Just keep asking him over and over.

Zomcon JEM on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Heh, looks like I’m ready to have my own :)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Congratulations! or condolences…it depends on the day. Or the part of the day.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Just go to the Yahoo news page. Christie praising Obama is a top story.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

The boy king could have huffed and puffed and blown Sandy back out into the Atlantic and still people who know “it’s the economy stupid” will not vote for him.

But you keep believing that just because Chris Christie said something nice about him that the Big O’s got this thing locked up if it makes you feel better little clay boy.

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

“So what do YOU think about Benghazi?”

Zomcon JEM on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Saw it here last night:

0bama started his presidency vowing to lower the seas.
God ended 0bama’a presidency with a flood.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Saw it here last night:

0bama started his presidency vowing to lower the seas.
God ended 0bama’a presidency with a flood.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Gumbey says that the flood is providential for Obysmal and that jt mighf have just saved his preezydency :)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Its gumby, did you expect anything different?

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Dear gumbyandpokey,

I await yours and every other libtard’s meltdown when the smoke clears on Nov 7th when it is President-Elect Romney. This will be the only time I watch MSNBC (all be it on DirecTV’s multi-feed news channel) as I am hoping to see Chris Matthews head literally explode on camera. I have bought popcorn just for the occasion (and extra ammo in case that libtard meltdown includes rioting and looting as they left has been known to do).

Sincerely (not really… I can’t stand you and the other HA LibTrolls. My one prejudice is stupid people)

Wolftech

Wolftech on October 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Good luck, fool.

Today, in one week!!!

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM

gumby, you are the biggest Liar, next to Obama.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM

You know this, man! Do not be troubled. Make phone calls for Mitt, unless you live in a swing state then bang on doors! We’ve got this, at this point it’s about pushing the narrative. The bigger the win, the clearer the narrative.

happytobehere on October 30, 2012

Heh. Thanks for the wake up slap!

Of course, you’re right.

JonPrichard on October 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The hurrican/superstorm is the best thing that could have happened for Obama. This morning, even Chris Christie was just drooling over the “outstanding” job Obama is doing dealing with the storm.

Sandy will do more to boost Obama than millions and millions of dollars in campaign ads.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:11 AM

People are not going to vote out a guy who dealt with a natural disaster so efficiently.

gumbyandpokey on October 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I warned you about jumping the gun. I told you that Bush looked good at this point in Katrina. I told you that the real problems don’t surface until later.

Well, lookie here! The first problem and it’s a D’oh!

FEMA, White House send storm victims to Internet

When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.

Despite the heightened expectation of widespread power and cable television failures, everyone from the president to local newscasters seem to expect the public to rely entirely on the Internet and their TVs for vital news and instructions.

None of the major cable or local news channels put emergency phone numbers or key radio station frequencies on their screens. The only phone-related instructions on the homepage of ready.gov is how to get monthly disaster-prep text messages. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told the public via Twitter to use texts and social media outlets to stay informed.

TV and radio are still the primary methods of getting information about Hurricane Sandy to the public, but social media are increasingly important to those efforts, FEMA chief Craig Fugate said Monday.

“With these types of storms, you get a lot of this is going to be carried out through the traditional TV and radio media,” Fugate told reporters on a conference call. “But we’re using a lot more social media, we’re using everything from Facebook to Twitter. I think there’s a higher degree of awareness that people have of the storm is coming and what the impacts are going to be.”

A call to FEMA’s news desk, however, found even they didn’t have any non-Internet information readily available beyond suggestions that people call 911 in an emergency. When asked where folks should turn for information if they have no power, a FEMA worker said, “Well, those people who have a laptop with a little battery life on it can try that way. Otherwise, you’re right.”

Such blind spots are perilous to the public, experts say.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM

You don’t understand polls very well, do you, skippy?

Bob’s Kid on October 30, 2012 at 10:26 AM

He’s only got 10 fingers, assuming he got them all still intact. Why would you think he can count beyond that number? Besides, they don’t do high math in second grade.

riddick on October 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Gumbey says that the flood is providential for Obysmal and that jt mighf have just saved his preezydency :)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Hilarious since every liberal hack on TV and print today is claiming the election will be thrown Romney’s way due to Sandy. If these die hard commies finally admit this is over, with a week to go, they all know where this is headed when excuses are already bandied about.

All I am wishing for now is that other GOP candidates can ride this wave and we gain more Senate seats than expected.

riddick on October 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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