Obama only at 47% in … Oregon?

posted at 11:31 am on October 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Earlier, Mark Halperin told the Morning Joe audience that Team Obama has shifted to defense along a rather long blue line, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Minnesota.  Perhaps we should include Oregon in that mix.  Barack Obama won the West Coast state in a Pacific breeze four years ago, 57/41, but today can’t get above 47% with just seven days to go:

President Barack Obama holds a relatively narrow lead of six points over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Oregon, according to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian. …

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.

When an incumbent Democrat can’t get to 50% in a deeply blue state like Oregon, that’s a bad sign.  So too is sudden Romney enthusiasm, although it has yet to be reflected in the polls:

Democratic officials continued to express optimism that Obama would win Oregon, which hasn’t gone for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. But Republican activists said GOP voters in the state have shown a boost of enthusiasm that has energized Romney voters in recent weeks.

“We are seeing incredible enthusiasm at the grass-roots level,” said Greg Leo, executive director of the Oregon Republican Party. He said the demand for lawn signs surged around the state following Romney’s strong showing in the first debate.

Trent Lutz, executive director of the Democratic Party of Oregon, noted that “we’ve had a number of close statewide elections” that almost always wind up going to Democrats. He said he was confident that the president still retains the support of most Oregon voters and that the Obama campaign has a stronger get-out-the-vote operation in the state that will pay dividends.

The Oregonian didn’t provide a link to their data, so it’s difficult to tell how solid the sample is.  Elway Research, which conducted the poll, plays primarily in the Pacific Northwest, and doesn’t have any of the data on its own.  The poll has a five-point margin of error, which suggests a rather small sample, and a six-point lead is nothing to sneeze at, either.

Still, that 47/41 result leaves 12% of the electorate up for grabs, in a state that should be an easy win for a Democrat.  In 2008, the exit polls showed a D+9 turnout, with Obama winning 9% of Republicans, and taking independents by 23 points, 59/36.  Clearly those conditions have changed in Oregon, and an incumbent who doesn’t get to 50% with a week to go probably won’t close particularly well in the final seven days.

While we’re on the subject of polling, it looks like my earlier prediction has come true:

Gallup will suspend its daily national polling on account of the storm, and many voters in the battlegrounds of Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Hampshire could be out of reach of pollsters just days before the election.

Brad Coker, managing director at Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, said polling outlets can’t get good access to voters two days before or two days after a major weather event, as voters stock up on water ahead of time, and clean up their yards in the days that follow. …

And it’s not just poll watchers that will be in the dark. The campaigns themselves spend big on internal polling to help determine where to allocate resources.

“That’s going to make it difficult to decide where candidates are going to travel,” political strategist Doug Thornell told The Hill in an interview.

For a political class and electorate that has obsessed over the polls, the drought couldn’t come at a more inopportune time.

It’s possible that the national polls could be back with two- or three-day samples by Monday, and Rasmussen usually uses one-day samples for its overall surveys, so we might see a couple of national pictures on the eve of the elections.  I’d say it’s more likely that we’ll just get a keener focus on state polling.


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Way Down and Way Out!!

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Gosh, that pesky 47% seems to pop up often.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

0 will win no more then 18 states, 45% tops.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Hey, Scrumpy! How are you?

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Choke on the polls…

Obama is going down and going down HARD!!!!

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I am doing fair ty for asking Cody!!

How are you doing?

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM

A couple of days ago, I said Obama would be hiding in a bunker for the last week. I was just kidding. I had no idea.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Merely a flesh wound!

hawkdriver on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Don’t tease me like this.

Cindy Munford on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Whoa, whoa….atomic!!! Couple it with this

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Tee hee

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I’m telling you. Oregon is NOT enthused about Obama. Hardly any signs. Obama is playing ads here a lot. His base is not happy with him. His continuation of the Bush policies have pissed off a lot of hardcore libs.

If the I-5 corridor Liberals thin Obama isn’t worth a stamp (We do mail in ballots), Oregon could go Red.

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Gosh, that pesky 47% seems to pop up often.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Lol! Doesn’t it though?!

HotAirian on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I am doing fair ty for asking Cody!!

How are you doing?

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Glad to hear it, Scrumpy. I haven’t had a lot of time to participate in the discussion, but when I scroll through chat I see people are asking for you.

Things are OK here. I’m anxious for the election to be final and move beyond this long national nightmare.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Only at 47% in Oregon, having to run ads in MN and PA…yep, exactly where Obama planned to be all along a week out. /

changer1701 on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

That haunting 47%
BWAAAAA HAAAAAA!
Mitt you magnificent bastard man.

Brat on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

The gumbey one hatdest hit :) but he’s busy going around and telling us how death and destruction on the east coast is providential for bama who will shine through this :)….

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Things are looking up for us I am happy :-D…

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Be still my heart! If only those those numbers would move north across the Columbia River…

MomInLatteland on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Merely a flesh wound!

hawkdriver on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Love the Python! Lol! ; )

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I’m anxious for the election to be final and move beyond this long national nightmare.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

… and America’s Marxist Experiment will come to an end.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Oregon is a completely superfluous hippie-infested stinkhole and hardly anyone would miss it if it disappeared overnight.

Cicero43 on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

democrats always pull out last second elections in oregon.however those are state elections.

the presedential one uses different axioms. if the incumbent only getting 47 percent and challenger gets late deciders-who knows?

gerrym51 on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Little Bammy is going to get his clock cleaned. And I would be thrilled to not have to listen to drivel about polls for a while. Watch what the campaigns are doing and you’ll know all you need to know. Obama is playing defense and romney is playing offense.

eyedoc on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Not enough Eeyore.

Didn’t trust the polls a month ago, why trust them now.

Oregon is blue, so is Minnesota.

Wisconsin and Nevada, probably too.

Iowa – a real toss up, with Colorado.

Way too early to be doing a Snoopy happy dance.

Can’t shake the feeling that the GOP is getting rope-a-doped…

Bruno Strozek on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I’d say it’s more likely that we’ll just get a keener focus on state polling.

Every pollster planning on releasing a national poll the week of the election will still do so. They won’t miss the election. They might attach caveats to them, but they will still do their polling.

NotCoach on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Gosh, that pesky 47% seems to pop up often.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Lol! Doesn’t it though?!

HotAirian on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM
…wish Romney would have mentioned the number 37% or something in that speech last summer!

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

The preference cascade is nation-wide.

If something dramatic in the Benghazi story causes it to break the surface (outside FNC), that will be the tipping point.

Then, everything is in play.

Droopy on October 30, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Thank you and a hail and hearty THANKS for all who have asked after me… hugs all round :-)

Had a rough time, my bones protested far too much, am on the upswing
right now…I suffer with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis… but my new meds are kicking in and things should go much better now… :-)

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Obama won Oregon by 16 points in 2008. If this poll is accurate, it falls in line with other states that show him losing around 8 points give or take. While it likely won’t cost him Oregon, it means states he won by smaller margins 4 years ago(i.e. OH, WI, CO, IA, PA) are at risk.

Doughboy on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Gosh, that pesky 47% seems to pop up often.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

LOL

Poke! Poke! Poke!

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Oregon is a completely superfluous hippie-infested stinkhole and hardly anyone would miss it if it disappeared overnight.

Cicero43 on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

President GH Bush’s security detail had a nickname for Portland Oregon : “Little Beirut”.

portlandon on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

That haunting 47%
BWAAAAA HAAAAAA!
Mitt you magnificent bastard man.

Brat on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

The Curse of 47. Heh.

Wethal on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I’d love to see 1 or more of the three West Coast states go red, and have an unbroken line of red states from coast to coast.

We already have an unbroken line of red states from the Northern border to the Gulf of Mexico (From ND to TX).

ITguy on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Soon, Clinton will be stumping in Guam.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Hurts, don’t it.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Can’t shake the feeling that the GOP is getting rope-a-doped…

Bruno Strozek on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

It’s not just polling – and besides, the Romney campaign spends a ton of money on internal polling that tells a much more accurate picture, so you can relax. They’re not going to make any dumb moves.

Beyond that, Romney looks like a guy who expects to win (McCain didn’t). Obama looks like a guy who expects to lose. Macro trends favor the GOP. I know how you feel – I occasionally have the same flashes. But it is not 2008.

Missy on October 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

You too, quit it with your malarkey posts.

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

It puuuts the lotion on the 47 percent!

hawkdriver on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Last week in a group discussion with Bob Schieffer prior to the debate Peggy Noonan commented (paraphrasing), “Don’t you get the feeling that the American public is up to something? That there’s something going on out here”?

Yes, Peg, I believe there is. You’ll find out out in a week.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

The nervous Julia featured in the SF Gate article in Headlines has to take another Quaalude over this poll.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

What if we don’t want to?

kingsjester on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

The map, it is widening.

Neither candidate has the resources to go into all of these states where Romney is gaining/Obama is sliding. It’s just part of a national trend.

This is why Romney will win. The wider the map gets, the more swing states are going to fall to him. He doesn’t need Oregon, it’s just an indicator of the national swing.

Red Cloud on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Lots of single moms in Oregon….

albill on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

For a political class and electorate that has obsessed over the polls, the drought couldn’t come at a more inopportune time.

Yeah but look at the bright side! No more #$&%# phone calls at 9pm!

GarandFan on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Btw, it’s ‘malarkey’ :)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Vampires have sunlight; trolls have the truth.

NotCoach on October 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Ed-
an enterprising pollster might pay an insurance adjuster to do polling for them.

thuljunior on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Had a rough time, my bones protested far too much, am on the upswing
right now…I suffer with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis… but my new meds are kicking in and things should go much better now… :-)

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers for better health, Scrumpy. You were missed!

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Michael Berry, talk show host in Houston, is also on a station in Portland. He talked about this yesterday, that Oregon was in play!

Go Romney, crack the west coast.

Another funny line of Berry’s is the Democratic’s motto for elections…

‘If you aren’t cheating. you aren’t trying hard enough’
So True

txdoc on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Can’t shake the feeling that the GOP is getting rope-a-doped…

Bruno Strozek on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I know exactly how you feel.

GadsdenRattlers on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM

and 1 percent said they would not vote in the race.

…in a survey of likely voters. Uh..

Ronnie on October 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Yeah, I can see it now.

Right after Romney’s victory, the disloyal opposition will annoint themselves as “The 47%”.

Droopy on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Just for you:
47%
47%
47%
47%
47%………………

Hehehehehe….

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM

0 will win no more then 18 states, 45% tops.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

lol, B you keep saying that! I hope to hell your right!

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Ouch! Hit the mark, did we? All the more reason to carry on.

Mitsouko on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Don’t get your hopes up folks. Oregon hasn’t gone red since Reagan. You can throw glance around here without seeing some idiot’s “I’m a leftist” bumper sticker. Even Romney had enough umph to take Oregon it’s just too easy to steal an election here with the vote from home system we use and the fact that they just issue a ballot to basically anyone that asks for one citizen or not. Worse yet, there are some diehards around here that honestly believe a Republican president is like electing Hitler so they have no moral qualms about using any form of election fraud to get their way. Even in the local newspapers (and trust me there are no ‘conservative’ papers around here) there are reports every election about the boxes of ballots that mysteriously went missing during the counting (from Washington county of course, a county with higher Republican registrations) and boxes of ballots that were mysteriously found not to mention the helpful people that go around collecting ballots from people too cheap to pay postage and too lazy to put them in an official collection’s box themselves witht he promise of turning them in before the election. Trust me, Oregon is going blue whether the citizens want it to or not.

Browncoatone on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I have missed you and everyone also…

We have such an amazing ‘family’ here…

Good to be back!!

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Would love it if mitt can pick up some blue states

Tingles and chuck todd would be freaking out big time

cmsinaz on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM

The nervous Julia featured in the SF Gate article in Headlines has to take another Quaalude over this poll.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I think they are going heavy on anxiolitics over there in the bay area, eh :).. Each cope in their own way :)..I prefer the sedated crowd to the latter :)…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Red Cloud – +1

That is what is happening – but it would be funny to pick off Oregon just for fun.

Zomcon JEM on October 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

47%………………

Hehehehehe….

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Yeah, that 47% seems to be sticking to obummer like bubblegum on the bottom of his shoe:) Karma sux, dont it?

hehehehehe…. indeed:)

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Welcome back, I hope the new meds are the perfect answer to your continued well being.

Cindy Munford on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Would love it if mitt can pick up some blue states

Tingles and chuck todd would be freaking out big time

cmsinaz on October 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Same here. It would be such a shock that they wouldn’t get over it for weeks – until they get back to their regular, scheduled programming of bashing Republicans.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Glad to see the Scrumpster back in town. (:

Let’s roll.

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Love your turn of phrase…

All I can think of and focus on is that Romney will succeed…

I cannot think otherwise…

I do my bit and man the phones when I can, and just talk up a storm!

But here in OK, everyone I talk to is voting for Romney, and the heavy military presence here, well, let me just say, army folks are sorely pissed at Obummer…

The Louse in da House has GOT TO GO!!!!

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Oregon? Get real. I live in this jerkwater state, and can tell you that there’s a reason why the votes from Multnomah County (i.e., Portland) always get counted last.

Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

Spurius Ligustinus on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Here in Washington state we’re still reliably blue, but I’m still seeing more Romney stickers than I am Obama ones, and I’m only 20 minutes north of downtown Seattle.

We’ll probably still end up electing Obama, but we may elect a Republican governor for the first time in decades.

RationalIcthus on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Keep humping that duck, Obama.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Lived in Oregon a long time. Still have to chafe under the fact that “my” US Rep (OR-4) Peter DeFazio (De-Fuzzy-Yo) is still in office. He’s a 28-year veteran retread still recycling his tired old liberal class-warfare nanny-state big-government talking points. His idea of debating his opponent Art Robinson is to label him a “right-wing nut-job” and never actually square off in person. Robinson gave him a real run for his money in 2010; I’m hoping it’s even closer this year.
Oregon is slightly redder than Washington or California; I keep hoping people here will wake up to really see the lunacy in those states. Unfortunately, the Portland/Multnomah County “tail” (lots of gubmint employees there) is still wagging the state “dog” for most state-wide contests. For proof of that see our old recycled governor and our two useless lib dem US senators. (Well, I hear they help Dingy Harry keep the poker games going so dem senators have something to do while the Senate is in session.)

Marcola on October 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

so now they can more fully play out the false meme that romney pulled ahead by huge margins right at the end, and no one saw it coming because of the poll blackout.

t8stlikchkn on October 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Hi Sparky!! Good to see you too :)

Cindy Munford on October 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Ty Cindy, it’s all about quality not so much quantity, dang meds are dangerous but I got no choice… I make the best of it :-)

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Oregon? Get real. I live in this jerkwater state, and can tell you that there’s a reason why the votes from Multnomah County (i.e., Portland) always get counted last.

Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

Spurius Ligustinus on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

What did I tell you? Chicago ain’t got nuthing on Stumptown.

Browncoatone on October 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The Schadenfreude is palpable.

Also, if Obama had any decency, alas, he’d distance himself from t his.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Portlandon is right, Oregon could go red.
I’m on the I5 corridor south of Portland in Clackamas County.
I live in a conservative pocket but there is not much enthusiasm around here for the O and what little is apparent is rabid and nasty.
I think Obots know it.
The funniest thing I saw was a tent by the Tualatin Post Office with signs to Impeach Obama. I gave them a big thumbs up. If there was O fever, that tent would have been torn down. Those people were getting more thumbs up than angry drive bys.
One more thing, the mail in ballots, which I hate, have no option this time to vote straight ticket.

ORconservative on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There’s no crying! THERE’S NO CRYING IN POLITICS!!!

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

The New Official Obama Campaign Theme Song!

Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Goin’ Down!”

pilamaye on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Can’t shake the feeling that the GOP is getting rope-a-doped…

Bruno Strozek on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

By all means we need to channel our inner-Eeyore and act accordingly. But….. It is becoming increasingly clear that the rat-eared wonder will not be sliding to a quick victory as he did four years ago.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

GO OKLAHOMA!!!!!

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

The New Official Obama Campaign Theme Song!

Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Goin’ Down!”

pilamaye on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be Born in the USA.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Glad you’re back! Hang in there.

kingsjester on October 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

As someone who is fed up with polls, specifically their frequency, this is actually good news. I enjoy a bit of schadenfreude at pollsters, including Rasmussen, who are in the equivalent of ‘sweeps week’ and can’t parade their wares.

Perhaps a lack of polls disguised as news stories will allow for more space to print Benghazi details. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

jangle12 on October 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Oregon is a completely superfluous hippie-infested stinkhole and hardly anyone would miss it if it disappeared overnight.

Cicero43 on October 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Portland and Eugene, yes. Eastern Oregon is good people (and the only place in the state that elects Republican congressmen).

Sockpuppet Politic on October 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

THERE’S NO CRYING IN POLITICS!!!

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Blame shifting, cover-up, and voter fraud- yes. But no crying.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Feeling the heat huh? Maybe ‘yakiniku’ would have been a more appropriate handle.

DarkCurrent on October 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

There’s no question Multnomah will suddenly have a huge voter participation rate, but they are going to have to suddenly add infants to the dead people who are voting.

ORconservative on October 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

In 2008, Obama signs and bumper stickers were ubiquitous. On the street corners and vacant lots here in Beaverton where political signs go up, there is not even one Obama sign. At the local Fred Meyer they are all but sold out of Romney tee shirts, and stacks of Obama shirts remain. There is very little enthusiasm for Obama.

Unlike 2008 when everyone was voting for Barky, I have had only 3 patients tell me they are voting for him this time. Most everyone else is going for Romney.

The only thing that will save Barky this time is Multnomah County, and Eugene. If Romney wins Oregon, I’ll believe it when I see it. But it’s going to be a lot closer than you would think. Than again, Chris Dudley came within an ace of beating Kitzhaber in 2010. And if it’s even close here in Oregon, its a Romney landslide across the country which it will be.

jrgdds on October 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

J_Crater on October 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

The New Official Obama Campaign Theme Song!

Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Goin’ Down!”

pilamaye on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Yea, baby. Listening to Mary J Blige version right now. Sound turned up. Way up.

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Thanks to you all for your well wishes, gonna sign off for a while.

Give my regards to everyone!!

Catch ya later!!

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM

There’s no question Multnomah will suddenly have a huge voter participation rate, but they are going to have to suddenly add infants to the dead people who are voting.

ORconservative on October 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Infants, dogs, aliens, cabbage patch dolls….

Browncoatone on October 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I expect Oregon to give a decent % of ex-Obama voters to Gary Johnson, not Romney.

BocaJuniors on October 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Quit it with this 47% malarky already.

akaniku on October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Haahahahaha. Yeah, I’m sure the left would have complied if we’d asked the same thing in September.

Missy on October 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Should we develop a Obama Election iPod list?

Mary J. Blige – I’m Goin’ Down

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

All of these indicators are fine and I’m happy to see the wave towards Romney, but in the final analysis it will be you, all alone, with your ballot. You have to decide what you want the next four years to hold and how best to get there. It’s not about skin color or historic BS this time. It’s about lack of jobs and the cost of gas and food and you or the people you know who are struggling.
It’s a simple question: Who do you trust? You must decide.

swinia sutki on October 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be Born in the USA.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Quote of the day…

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be Born in the USA.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Excellent. :) Thanks for the laugh!

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Runaway

“I wonder what went wrong” “End this misery”

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The Schadenfreude is palpable.

Also, if Obama had any decency, alas, he’d distance himself from t his.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Decency?? Ha, he’s the epitomy of classless and indecency…

jimver on October 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM

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