Romney up 6 in Florida

posted at 10:01 am on November 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

According to a new poll by the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald, we can put Florida firmly into Mitt Romney’s column.  With just three days left for campaigning, Romney has a 51/45 lead over Barack Obama in a state Obama won by three in 2008.  Romney even takes an edge in foreign policy now over Obama:

Florida continues to look good for Mitt Romney. The Republican holds a 6-point lead in the state essential to his hopes of defeating President Barack Obama, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll.

The poll shows slight tightening, with Romney’s 51-45 lead down 1 percentage point from the Times’ statewide poll a month ago. …

Still, nearly every key indicator in theTimes’ pre-Election Day poll reveals Romney’s advantage in a state Obama won four years ago.

Florida voters trust Romney more to fix the economy and give him an edge, 50 percent to 48 percent, on who will look out more for the middle class — a stark turn from past months when Obama and his allies unleashed a barrage of TV ads portraying Romney as an out-of-touch corporate raider.

Romney even has a slight advantage on foreign policy, with 2 percent more voters saying they trust him over Obama, who has faced criticism over the fatal attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya.

The Herald has an interesting analysis, one that confounds the national media narrative.  Romney now gets more crossover votes than Obama, contra to the common assumption that independents are proto-Republicans and Romney has trouble with his base:

Romney’s strengths: independent voters and more crossover support from Democrats relative to the Republicans who back Obama, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.

We have to go to Bay News 9 to get the internals from Mason-Dixon.  They look pretty good for Romney, as one might imagine with a relatively strong lead.  One caveat: the internals do not include the partisan split in the sample.

With that said, let’s dive in. Romney wins the topline 51/45 as noted above, but he’s also winning the gender gap.  Romney has a 17-point lead among men, 56/39, while losing women only by two points, 47/49, giving Romney a +15 overall.  In 2008, Obama won the gender gap by nine points.  Romney also wins independents by six points, down from 13 in the last poll, 49/43; Obama won independents in 2008 by seven, 52/45.  Obama wins 4% of Republicans, but Romney wins 14% of Democrats; in 2008, both Obama and John McCain won 12% of each other’s voters. Most interestingly, Obama is narrowly losing the Hispanic vote in Florida, 44/46.  He won them by 15 in 2008, 57/42.

On likeability and approval, Obama has sunk underwater, while Romney has begun to soar.  Romney’s favorability has ascended to a +19, 53/34, while Obama’s has sunk to a -7, 42/49.  Obama’s job approval is -11 at 43/54, with independents rating it 43/55.  Even women put his job approval under water, 47/50.

On two key issues, Romney has beaten Obama at his own game. Obama tried to paint Romney as the One Percent while hailing himself as the champion of the middle class.  That effort failed, at least in Florida, with Romney winning the middle-class trust vote 50/48, and 51/47 among independents.  After Romney added Paul Ryan to the ticket, Obama tried Mediscaring seniors, telling them that Romney and Ryan wanted to kill Medicare.  A majority of Florida voters think Obama is doing more harm to Medicare than Romney will by a wide margin, 52/44, 53/43 among independents.

If Obama hopes that early voting will save him in Florida, he’d better expect change instead.  Romney leads respondents who have already voted by a 50/47 margin and leads absentee voters 53/45.  Romney also has a six-point lead among those who will vote on Tuesday.  Looks like Florida is locked up.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3

Obama better start preparing a very gracious concession speech.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Obama’s “concession” speech:

No, we haven’t given up hope yet. As I speak, a host of lawyers, community organizers, and unicorns are descending upon the state of Ohio to contest the election. And with good reason. How could I, God’s gift to the human race, lose an election by three percentage points without mass election fraud being perpetrated?

Answer: you would have lost by 10% if there were no election fraud.

Glenn Jericho on November 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Florida is red. North Carolina is red. Colorado is red. The fact that pollsters and lefty news orgs use their skewed data to offer an Obama is winning narrative says it all.

Bensonofben on November 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

If, after all is said and done, this turns into a Romney blowout, I hope the conservative media outlets take a collective dump on the liberal outfits and remind them of it every day until the Second Coming. I feel as if my perspective is virtually unrepresented in current news coverage outside of Fox News.

I desperately hope Romney wins, but I want him to win convincingly. I hope not only for some turnarounds, but for some surprises. I want the bowels of liberals to be running all Tuesday night long.

BuckeyeSam on November 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Romney even has a slight advantage on foreign policy, with 2 percent more voters saying they trust him over Obama, who has faced criticism over the fatal attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya.

One of little Bammie’s few remaining cards has been his supposed magical mystery powers to make peace with the muslims. It was always bullcrap, but Benghazi is forcing more to realize that.

Ditto the silly notion that his election would bring an end to the race huckster industry. He has made race relations worse than ever and brought ugly knuckledragging racists like Wright and Lowery into the light.

slickwillie2001 on November 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

We have to go to Bay News 9 to get the internals from Mason-Dixon. They look pretty good for Romney, as one might imagine with a relatively strong lead.

A Mason-Dixon poll, they’re the best in the business.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Norwegian on November 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Yep. I ‘m suspecting that Mooch will lose her mind…and you know whom she will blame.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I’ll try to handle the guilt.

katy the mean old lady on November 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Which platform? Is the game any good?

Even partisan hacks can find common ground in gaming.

Bishop on November 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I have the PC version. Love the game! Great first person shooter.
It comes with a number of different maps. I’m a “single player” type.

If you like this sort of game, I can absolutely recommend it!

Yeah, common ground is kinda nice!

Have a good one!

chumpThreads on November 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Heartache

Dack Thrombosis on November 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Norwegian on November 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

…STOP IT…!!!

KOOLAID2 on November 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

There are still a lot of articles on the internet where libs say Obama is ahead of Romney in Florida.

Dextrous on November 3, 2012 at 10:14 AM

There are also a lot of articles on the internet where somebody says:

Bigfoot exists
9/11/01 was an inside job
The moon landings were staged
The Loch Ness monster is a dinosaur
Hitler is alive and well
The government is hiding aliens in area 51
Michael Moore is on a diet
Al Gore won the election
Hugo Chavez is a great guy
Sean Penn is a deep thinker
Madonna is hot

and the list goes on

Oldnuke on November 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I expect Obama to continue to stoke division, violence, death and discontentment in his graceless concession speech. He will foment a further degradation of race relations because that is all that he has left. There is nothing in him, there never was, he is an empty vessel. His only chance at redemption remains the path that it has always been—humility. A path down which he has never walked.

ted c on November 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

In February we’ll be moving from a blue state to Florida (RED STATE) to enjoy retirement. Florida going for Romney makes me ecstatic. I’m sooooooo looking forward to Obama and Mooch-elle being run out of Washington on a rail.

rpjkw11 on November 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Welcome! As long as you avoid the Tallahasee area, St. Petersburg and the south east counties, you’ll be in pretty solid red country. :D .

Kirin on November 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Will he or won’t he? I doubt Obama will ever publicly concede. He may issue a statement but his ego will take weeks to grasp failure.

He may even do an Al Gore and go more into the deep end than he already is.

HoustonRight on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Have a good one!

chumpThreads on November 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Buh bye!

Again. Sheesh….

CW on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I saw it and it did pump me up. :) But I read too much about Obama up a bit or it being tied. I should just shut the news off for a while.

ThePrez on November 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

.
Every single outlet of the LSM will be pounding the drum for the SCOAMF till the polls close in California – because if they don’t, Democratic base turnout will be SO BAD the Democratic down ticket losses would be the worst ever.

Every poll they tout will show the SCOAMF being able to have a narow win … no matter how much they have to rig the numbers to make it so.

Marist’s Ohio poll is showing the SCOAMF winning by doubling the Democratic turnout margin from 2008 – the all time high water mark for the SCOAMF in Ohio thanks to ACORN/SEIU.

PolAgnostic on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Headlines from the front pages of today’s Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald.

Romney still ahead in FLA

Romney remains on top

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Florida isn’t enough.

SoulGlo on November 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Bravesbill on November 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

…STOP IT…!!!

KOOLAID2 on November 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

The Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Pete Times) is one of the most leftist birdcage liners in the country.

That doesn’t mean much when it comes to polling. I remember that Fox’s poll in 2004 was one of the few that showed consistent leads for Kerry.

bobs1196 on November 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Buh bye!

Again. Sheesh….

CW on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

…notice how they all have trouble saying good-bye?

KOOLAID2 on November 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Looks like the next big political question will be: Will President Romney pardon ex-president Obama for the Benghazi coverup?

Rational Thought on November 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Had the same thought.

Ben Hur on November 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

This lifts my spirits. I had thought we were ahead in FL but then read something yesterday, claiming we were not. Great news!

Blake on November 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I think you mean he’d better start preparing to read a gracious concession speech. Maybe to keep it fun, we could take away ToTUS.

Ukiah on November 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

OK I would pay generous amts of money to see that. LOL

inviolet on November 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Romney will win California.

You heard it here first.

BDU-33 on November 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

chumpThreads on November 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Cool.

I don’t do much multiplayer since I can’t compete with the online-ninjas who memorize every map. I also do PC mostly because I’m old school and the VG controllers confound me.

Thanks for the advice.

Bishop on November 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Romney has already locked up a ton of states that Obama won last time: FL, NC, VA, CO, MO & IN.
Early voting numbers show significant GOP improvement in every state over 2008
Polls indicate a huge enthusiasm gaps in favor of Romney
Dem registration is down across the board
Etc, etc.

Yet, most state polls by Marist, Quinnipiac, ect assume a Dem turnout equal or better than 2008??

Norwegian on November 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Does this sound like a campaign that thinks they’re ahead…

From NBC’s Garrett Haake:
Today there is a palpable feeling on the Romney campaign plane that the end is near.
Traveling with Romney from NH this morning is the core of his senior staff, including the aides with whom he is personally the closest: Beth Myers and Bob White, both of whom have been with Romney since the start of his political career and rarely travel.
Senior aides gathered on the front steps of the plane, informally, for photos before we took off, and many of the top folks stood around in the front section of the plane, laughing and smiling with Romney before we took off.
One top adviser told NBC after the rally that all the campaign’s final ads are cut, and unless there’s major news in the final few days, the ad shop’s work is done.
Ann Romney also visited the press section for the first time in months, doling at snacks and admitting she had been emotional at her last solo rallies earlier this week (she seemed to tear up on the stump here this morning as well.) Unprompted, she told reporters one of her favorite moments of the campaign was throwing a touchdown pass in the press vs. staff football game at the third debate.
But while there is a prevailing sense that the long, strange trip is coming to an end, I certainly wouldn’t call the group resigned – aides are still punchy and largely upbeat about their chances on Tuesday – and among the rare travelers today: Mike Leavitt, the head of Romney’s transition team, still hard at work.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

There are also a lot of articles on the internet where somebody says:

Bigfoot exists
9/11/01 was an inside job
The moon landings were staged
The Loch Ness monster is a dinosaur
Hitler is alive and well
The government is hiding aliens in area 51
Michael Moore is on a diet
Al Gore won the election
Hugo Chavez is a great guy
Sean Penn is a deep thinker
Madonna is hot

and the list goes on

Oldnuke on November 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

LOL!
Glad I didn’t have coffee in my mouth when I read this.

Garym on November 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I live in FL, the I-4 corridor even, and I could have told you it hasn’t been close since the first debate. Romney signs and bumper stickers EVERYWHERE. In 2008 it was more 50/50 with the edge going to Obama. Now, when you see anything Obama, it’s a surprise.

These polls have been leading people on for a looooong time and it’s so wrong. FL, especially where I live, is a bell weather area for the whole country. We are told this all the time even when it doesn’t have to do with politics. We get a lot of products and such before anyone else because of the diverse makeup of this area.

Anyway, these polls are leading people on for their own good, either politically or economically, think about it. Romeny will win this hands down. I can see it all around me

suzyque on November 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Romney will win California.

You heard it here first.

BDU-33 on November 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

And that unrealistic attitude is why I have to be here.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Will he or won’t he? I doubt Obama will ever publicly concede. He may issue a statement but his ego will take weeks to grasp failure.

He may even do an Al Gore and go more into the deep end than he already is.

HoustonRight on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

.
Regardless of the SCOAMF’s ego … the Democratic Party will be looking to the NEXT election right AFTER Romney passes 270 EV’s.

After the October 3rd debate I predicted the following national results:

Romney: 53%
Obama: 46%
Johnson 1% (lots of disillusioned libs in that number)

I’ll stand by that number. The Red states are going to be very red.
The Swing states are going to be red. And some blue states are going to cross over to show the SCOAMF the door.

Even the deep Blue states, are going to deliver much smaller margins of vistory for the SCOAMF than people will believe beforehand.

Failure and negativity are NOT what got the SCOAMF elected in the first place.

Anyone you come across believing that is a winning message …. is delusional.

PolAgnostic on November 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

…I’ll smack someone ^ if they do!

KOOLAID2 on November 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

A commenter on Ace’s site…not the way a winning campaign sounds….

“Ann’s comments on the plane doesn’t look good guys…
She went to the back to hand out whoopie pies to the press and said it’s been a very emotional journey for her.
When they asked her how Mitt was, his state of mind:
Q: What’s your husband’s state of mind?
“I’m not going to — They didn’t know I was coming back. You can see Madden, nobody’s around.”
Q: How does he feel, though?
“I’m not going to — that’s it, guys. It’s pumpkin whoopie time!”
Then she adds:
“I will tell you one of my more favorite moments of the campaign was throwing that football touchdown pass.”"

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Great news.

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Norwegian on November 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

What polls don’t tak into account are the feelings of the majority of Americans. My first vote was at the age of 22 for Ronald Reagan. The feelings around this nation are eerily similar to the mood of the nation, then, only intensified, by his negligence concerning BenghaziGate and Hurricane Sandy. Tuesday could be even worse for Obama than Michael Barone predicts.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 11:05 AM

A lot of Catholics will vote for Romney/Ryan…The Bishops have been busy teaching in the churches for months.

*191* Bishops (100% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate

* Items in bold mean the statement was read at all diocesan Masses or included in all parish bulletins on Sunday *

link to the list

http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=25591

The List: (32) Bishops Forming Faithful Citizens in 2012

http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=36676

These letters and statements are being read by priests to congregations at mass…they are being printed in newsletters…forwarded by e-mail…and discussed in comboxes allover the net.

link to the USCCB site
http://www.catholicadvocate.com/voter-guide-2/voter-guide/

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Marist’s Ohio poll is showing the SCOAMF winning by doubling the Democratic turnout margin from 2008 – the all time high water mark for the SCOAMF in Ohio thanks to ACORN/SEIU.

PolAgnostic on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 A

Marist is showing 94% of the registered voters they contacted planning to vote and voter enthusiasm tied.

Animal60 on November 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Does this sound like a campaign that thinks they’re ahead…

But while there is a prevailing sense that the long, strange trip is coming to an end, I certainly wouldn’t call the group resigned – aides are still punchy and largely upbeat about their chances on Tuesday – and among the rare travelers today: Mike Leavitt, the head of Romney’s transition team, still hard at work.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Why, yes. Yes, I do. What looks like a losing team to me is one that posts information in threads pointing to the Romney camp’s certainty that they’re going to win — and reads it as certainty that they’re going to lose. You are now existing on pure fantasy.

Rational Thought on November 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

And that unrealistic attitude is why I have to be here.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

well…you take a lot of guff around here so I won’t pile on but that sounds uncomfortably close to a Messiah complex.

Dear gumbyandpokey, you don’t “have” to do anything. You’re free to say anything you like but why do you hang around a place where you clearly think most of the posters are stupid?

inviolet on November 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

KOOLAID2 on November 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Aren’t you proud of me?

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

…I’ll smack someone ^ if they do!

KOOLAID2 on November 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

You are wearing him down. One of his dumbest posts to date follows your post.

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Maybe Gumby is really a Republican operative sent out to play the part of a liberal troll playing the part of a “true conservative” on popular conservative blogs like this one in order to stir up conflict and anger among us in order to make us more resolute in our commitment to defeat Obama. To accomplish this, Gumby would have to be an utterly obnoxious troll with a habit of making highly offensive comments, such as the one he made the other day laughing about those who died in Libya on Sept 11. We all know that Gumby has been a complete flop at convincing anyone to throw in the towel, which begs the question: is he really that incompetent a MOBY or could he have other motives. Hmm. Gumby, you evil genius, you.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

How sure are you about which way their votes are going?

katy the mean old lady on November 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Since he read this clip that I posted in the QOTD thread, I’d bet not very sure.

Mitt Romney has maintained a solid lead over President Barack Obama in the latest Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely voters who favor the Republican by six percentage points.

Romney’s strengths: independent voters and more crossover support from Democrats relative to the Republicans who back Obama, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.

Romney’s crossover appeal is fueled by strong support in rural North Florida, a conservative bastion where a relatively high percentage of Democrats often vote Republican in presidential election years.

“I’m pretty convinced Romney’s going to win Florida,” said Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker, who conducted the 800-likely voter survey from Tuesday through Thursday.

[snip]

Obama’s numbers nose-dived with Hispanics, independents and women. Obama was already on unsteady ground in Florida, where unemployment and home foreclosure rates are higher than the national average.

Voters like Isabel Rodríguez, a 73-year-old Democrat from Miami Gardens, felt let down. She said she switched her vote to Romney this year. She said Obama broke his word.

“He is a liar,” she said. “He said he would do so many things in four years and the truth is he did nothing.” Source

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

dogsoldier on November 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I think because most of the visuals we all receive from Wisconsin are from Madison, we might not be getting an actual portrayal. I also don’t understand how 2010 gets left out of the models, is it because it wasn’t a presidential election?

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

A commenter on Ace’s site…not the way a winning campaign sounds….

“Ann’s comments on the plane doesn’t look good guys…
She went to the back to hand out whoopie pies to the press and said it’s been a very emotional journey for her.
When they asked her how Mitt was, his state of mind:
Q: What’s your husband’s state of mind?
“I’m not going to — They didn’t know I was coming back. You can see Madden, nobody’s around.”
Q: How does he feel, though?
“I’m not going to — that’s it, guys. It’s pumpkin whoopie time!”
Then she adds:
“I will tell you one of my more favorite moments of the campaign was throwing that football touchdown pass.””

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Let me finish her comment for you so you’ll understand. I’ll. Speak. Slowly.

“I’m not going to…say anything that you O-bot humping assholes can twist into a gaffe in the last days of the campaign, cuz we’re winning.”

Understand now?

Rational Thought on November 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Norwegian on November 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

One correction, McLame did eek out a victory in MO in ’08. But still, this will be epic!

Chewy the Lab on November 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I think because most of the visuals we all receive from Wisconsin are from Madison, we might not be getting an actual portrayal. I also don’t understand how 2010 gets left out of the models, is it because it wasn’t a presidential election?

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

If Romney really thought WI was in play, he’s be back here before election day. Instead, he’ll be in IA twice.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Left4Dead2.

chumpThreads on November 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Which platform? Is the game any good?

Even partisan hacks can find common ground in gaming.

Bishop on November 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

LFD2 seems just exactly life LFD1. Multiplayer horror survival. (zombies). I think it is for a platforms.

Personally, by current favorite is Battlefield 3 on the PC.

CableDude on November 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

That’s the pollsters’ excuse…and their downfall.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Why, yes. Yes, I do. What looks like a losing team to me is one that posts information in threads pointing to the Romney camp’s certainty that they’re going to win — and reads it as certainty that they’re going to lose. You are now existing on pure fantasy.

Rational Thought on November 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Well done…I agree

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I don’t even get what that was all about. I just read something about whoopie and something about pies and Madden. Huh? Was that supposed to be another one of your atomic bombs, because I think that one was a dud. Try again.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Looks like the next big political question will be: Will President Romney pardon ex-president Obama for the Benghazi coverup?

Rational Thought on November 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Had the same thought.

Ben Hur on November 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I wouldn’t like it but I could accept it on one condition: that the SCOAMF admit everything about it. No factual admissions – no pardon. Sort of like the Green River Killer plea deal.

platypus on November 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM

If Romney really thought WI was in play, he’s be back here before election day. Instead, he’ll be in IA twice.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I sincerely hope you have a crisis management team to look after you on November 7th.

darwin on November 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Left4Dead2.

chumpThreads on November 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Which platform? Is the game any good?

Even partisan hacks can find common ground in gaming.

Bishop on November 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

LFD2 seems just exactly lifelike LFD1. Multiplayer horror survival. (zombies). I think it is for a platforms.

Personally, bymy current favorite is Battlefield 3 on the PC.

CableDude on November 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Spell checkers don’t work when you spell the wrong word.

CableDude on November 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Blech Barry ad! Too damn early in the morning for that.

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Im still very upset about the voting machine errors we’ve heard about. Even more upset that a full investigation is not being done. The ONLY ways for that to have happened is if its intentional or the people who build the machines are absolute morons. No voting machine should have to be calibrated as if its some slot machine, playing a game of chance.

Anyone with software, programming, electrical backgrounds should understand how impossible this would be to happen if the machines were created correctly. Are there no guidelines? This is like pressing the R key on your keyboard and having the O key come up. Its just not going to happen.

bucsox79 on November 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Thanks to the likes of gum me and bonk me I am developing a very strong scroll finger.

OldEnglish on November 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

And that unrealistic attitude is why I have to be here.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Gumby, if Obama is so far ahead in state polls, which are oversampling Democrats or, perhaps, I should say that they are predicting a higher Democratic turnout than in 2008 v national polls, which have a more realistic turnout model, why isn’t this Democratic advantage showing up in the House races?

One would think that Democrats would be on the verge of sweeping out a majority of the Tea Party Congressmen and retaking the House, if Democratic turnout was going to be as strong or stronger than in 2008.

A funny thing is happening though. Almost all of the Tea Party Congressmen are going to be safely reelected.

What’s up with that?

Resist We Much on November 3, 2012 at 11:17 AM

A commenter on Ace’s site…not the way a winning campaign sounds….

“Ann’s comments on the plane doesn’t look good guys…
She went to the back to hand out whoopie pies to the press and said it’s been a very emotional journey for her.
When they asked her how Mitt was, his state of mind:
Q: What’s your husband’s state of mind?
“I’m not going to — They didn’t know I was coming back. You can see Madden, nobody’s around.”
Q: How does he feel, though?
“I’m not going to — that’s it, guys. It’s pumpkin whoopie time!”
Then she adds:
“I will tell you one of my more favorite moments of the campaign was throwing that football touchdown pass.””

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Let’s see if I can explain this in a way you’ll understand. Umm…let me just finish Ann Romney’s comment:

“I’m not going to…(say anything that you desperate O-bot stenographers masquerading as ‘journalists’ can twist into a ‘gaffe’ two days from the election — because we’re winning).”

Understand now?

Rational Thought on November 3, 2012 at 11:17 AM

If Romney really thought WI was in play, he’s be back here before election day. Instead, he’ll be in IA twice.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

But Obama’s in Madison on Monday, so by your analysis that means Wisconsin is in play.

Geez Gumby I know it’s difficult for you to maintain a single consistent thought between posts, but c’mon at least be consistent within the same post.

PackerBronco on November 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Awesome Ad

Love of Country

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Don’t know much about polls but in my Florida neighborhood, (Coral Gables, South Miami) the Romney lawn signs outnumber Obama 4 or 5 to 1. We are enthusiastic here!

Ann on November 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

HAY GUYS! AN ANONYMOUS COMMENTATOR ON A BLOG THINKS ROMNEY’S GOING TO LOSE, SO IT MUST BE TRUE! OBAMA LOCK!

Gumby, you’re an idiot.

wargamer6 on November 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Hey, Gums, do disappeared the other day…

Where did you get your “internal” Wisconsin numbers from?

oldroy on November 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

From someone connected to a talk show host who got them from the campaign.

gumbyandpokey on November 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Rasmussen: Wisconsin: Romney 49, Obama 49

Heard from a little birdie that Rasmussen’s Iowa poll will show that newspaper endorsements mean nothing.

Another day, another rotten battleground state poll for poor hapless Mitt.

gumbyandpokey on November 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

NumbersMuncher ‏@NumbersMuncher

Rasmussen has Romney up 1 in Iowa, 49-48. Was tied @ 48% last week.

Romney: 2

RuPoll: 0

Resist We Much on November 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Just 3 more days til this POS is out of here…and I don’t just mean Obaloneyo….also, he who shall not be named.

BeachBum on November 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Remember what Yogi said: “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

The Fat Lady hasn’t sung quite yet. Get out there and bury the sucker.

And, of course: If it’s not close, they can’t cheat. (Heard that somewhere before.)

joated on November 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Ann on November 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Nice place you got there. :)

OldEnglish on November 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Don’t know much about polls but in my Florida neighborhood, (Coral Gables, South Miami) the Romney lawn signs outnumber Obama 4 or 5 to 1. We are enthusiastic here!

Ann on November 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Cool! And I went to SMHS as a sophmore, just like Marco Rubio.

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Awesome Ad

Love of Country

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

..GETTING THIS AD TO MARKET IN BLINDING SPEED IS WHY ROMNEY WILL KICK THIS CHARLATAN’S ASSS! Thanks for the link, GiGi!

GummyPoker Faerie’s blandishments notwithstanding!

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Blech Barry ad! Too damn early in the morning for that.

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Blech indeed! We’re hit with the same ad from Barky lately but none from Romeny. No worries, though I’m in a safe red state. Tues. can’t come soon enough! I really hope it’s decided that night.

Nikkia2112 on November 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Remember what Yogi said: “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

The Fat Lady hasn’t sung quite yet. Get out there and bury the sucker.

And, of course: If it’s not close, they can’t cheat. (Heard that somewhere before.)

joated on November 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Actually you know thay are cheating, it just won’t matter if it is not close.

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM

..GETTING THIS AD TO MARKET IN BLINDING SPEED IS WHY ROMNEY WILL KICK THIS CHARLATAN’S ASSS! Thanks for the link, GiGi!

GummyPoker Faerie’s blandishments notwithstanding!

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Is this going to air on TV at all? I certainly hope so. It’s the entire campaign in a nutshell: angry Obama trying to exploit the bitterness and envy in certain voters, while Romney expresses optimism about the future.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I think because most of the visuals we all receive from Wisconsin are from Madison, we might not be getting an actual portrayal. I also don’t understand how 2010 gets left out of the models, is it because it wasn’t a presidential election?

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

.
Easy to explain, Cindy.

If they used the 2010 models, they would be predicting a Romney ‘landslide’.

Predicting a Romney landslide would FURTHER depress the Democratic base turnout.

(I am very serious about this next comment – I am not being snarky or sarcastic. They REALLY DO feel this way.)

Depressing the Democratic base turnout by telling the truth would be racist.

Their logic is just that simplistic.

PolAgnostic on November 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Saw this poll late last night on FR. I posted that Florida is the new bellwether state. Just look at the last three POTUS elections, especially 2000. As Florida goes, so goes the rest of the country.

ardenenoch on November 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM

O/T I just read a disturbing tweet from a woman who lives in Staten Island.

She claims the school is being used as a temporary morgue which now contains over 200 bodies and that there’s a cover-up to keep it out of the media.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

OT Hijack attempt: Did anyone see FN’s Neil Cavuto this morning in the 7:00 AM (PDT) hour? All over President Photo-OP’s and Mayor Sign-Boy’s Hurricane Sandy glad-handing and back-patting orgy with intercuts of Staten Island gas lines and highly distraught residents.

This FEMA malfunction — while Sak-o-Crap® skates off to campaigning in Vegas (again) after his “15-minute” photo-op — is blowing up in his face. My guess is he has lost a lot of votes and it’s turning out to be a P/R stinkbomb.

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

..great minds, eh Flo?

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Absolutely.

The hurricane bump plus the jobs report tomorrow that looks to be good will all lead to Obama taking those late breaking deciders.

It’s all good news for Obama in this last week, with no good news for Mitt.

gumbyandpokey on November 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

It went from 7.8% to 7.9%.

Nationally, the U-3 rate for whites was 7.0% unchanged from October. The unemployment rate for adult white men remained unchanged at 6.6%, for adult white women, it increased from 6.5% in September to 6.3% in October, and unemployment amongst white teenagers remained unchanged at 20.6%.

Nationally, the U-3 rate for blacks is 14.3%, an increase from 13.4% in October. The unemployment rate for adult black men dropped to 14.1% from 14.2% in September, unemployment rate for black women increased to 12.4% — up from 10.9% in September, and black teenaged unemployment increased to 40.5% – up from 36.7% in September.

Nationally, the U-3 rate for Hispanics was 10% in October up from 9.9% in September The unemployment rate for Hispanic men increased to 8.3% in October from 9.9% in September, the unemployment rate for Hispanic women decreased to 9.5% from 9.8% in Septemeber, and the Hispanic teenage unemployment rate increased to 28.9% from 27.8% in September.

The unemployment rate for Asians 4.9%, an increase from 4.8% in August.

In February 2009, there were 2.647 million Americans, who had been unemployed for a period of longer than 27 weeks, and the percentage of the unemployed who were unemployed for a period of more than 27 weeks was 22.4%.

In October 2012, there were 5.002 million Americans, who had been unemployed for a period of longer than 27 weeks, and the percentage of the unemployed who were unemployed for a period of more than 27 weeks was 40.6%.

In other words, there were 2.355 million more workers suffering long-term unemployment of 27 weeks or more in October 2012, and a 88.969% increase in the percentage of long-term unemployment than when Obama started “working to put the middle class back to work” in February, 2009.

That’s a 88.969% increase in the number of Americans, who have been unemployed for an average of 27 weeks or more.

BUT, the unemployment rate for government workers went down to 4.3% as a result of 934,000 new hires.

Good news, good news, good news! /s

Atomic dud.

Resist We Much on November 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Those old retired racists in Florida!

profitsbeard on November 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

..what I meant was that was mentioned by Cavuto and the Staten Island folks.

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

PolAgnostic on November 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Did you see what that doofus Maher said this time? That guy has more nerve than brains.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Somebody please post the new Romney “revenge vs love of country” ad. It is sensational for the final 72 hrs.

The real Obama is being unmasked.

matthew8787 on November 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

It’s so good it needs its own thread. Obama stepped in it big on this one!

PatMac on November 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

That’s awful, I just read a story about two little boys who didn’t make it.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

You are correct, my friend. The MSM is attempting to cover up both BenghaziGate and Hurricane Sandy. However, thanks to the technology of the New Media, the truth, as with Flora Duh’s tweet, is getting out anyway.

Obama’s toast.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Don’t know much about polls but in my Florida neighborhood, (Coral Gables, South Miami) the Romney lawn signs outnumber Obama 4 or 5 to 1. We are enthusiastic here!

Ann on November 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Same here where I live north of Tampa along the Nature Coast.

Lots of R/R signs in people’s yards, including my own, and along the roads. I’ve seen 2 Obama signs, both along the road.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

But Obama’s in Madison on Monday, so by your analysis that means Wisconsin is in play.

The only alternative path to the necessary EV’s without OH involves WI, since NV is off-the-table. If Mitt thought that route was a good possibility, he would be back in WI before Tuesday.

Obama is just firewalling any possible way that Romney can get to 270.

The PA decision by Team Romney will be thought of in the same derisive way as McCain’s visit was in the postmortems on Wednesday.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Liberal Desperation…

” Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.

“If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/03/maher-if-you-vote-romney-black-people-know-who-you-are-and-will-come#ixzz2BAqOmRrw

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Atomic dud.

Resist We Much on November 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

..and you did not even MENTION the U-6 rate staying at around 14.6% either.

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Million Puppet March going on in DC. I did not know that Obama had appointed that many czars.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

…hope Romney wins, but I want him to win convincingly.

BuckeyeSam on November 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I could not agree more, Buckeye. I’ve been saying since Jan. 20, 2009 that 2012 must be a sound rejection of Obama, a complete defeat. The nation must send a message to itself, and the politicians need to hear us loud and clear.

Saltysam on November 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

That is the kind of story that Drudge would love to get a hold of. All he needs is a photo emailed to him by a local.

Dextrous on November 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

There is hardly anyone at the Obama rally outside Cleveland. Half full HS gymnasium.

matthew8787 on November 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

That’s awful, I just read a story about two little boys who didn’t make it.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Terrible. I read that story and almost threw up. The lady tried to get help and nobody would. Heartbreaking.

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Fear progresses among Progressives…

“As Election Day nears, Obama supporters step up riot threats…”

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/02/as-election-day-nears-obama-supporters-step-up-riot-threats/

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM

You are correct, my friend. The MSM is attempting to cover up both BenghaziGate and Hurricane Sandy. However, thanks to the technology of the New Media, the truth, as with Flora Duh’s tweet, is getting out anyway.

You are living in fantasyland if you think the “new media” and somebody’s tweet (lol) have the same impact as the MSM breathlessly reporting day-after-day on Obama and Christie. That had a huge impact on the election…took Romney’s momentum away immediately and he never got it back. No polls have him in as good a shape as he was in pre-hurricane. That is just a FACT.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I am firmly convinced that the only reason they have these outrageous polls is so that they can boost the RCP average and point to it on national television. I’d be willing to bet that many people put a lot of faith in that average. Of course, we all know GIGO.

onetrickpony on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Did somebody just have an intestinal challenge on this thread?

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Obama’s toast.

kingsjester on November 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

..and who said this last weekend before the election was going to be uneventful, K.J.?

The stink that will come out after Tuesday will engulf this administration big time. If he loses, the tell-alls will issue forth like a tsunami of diarrhea.

The War Planner on November 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Awesome Ad

Love of Country

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM

This was the best line from last night’s speech, a good closing ad.

However, I do agree with Obama that voting is the best revenge, and he will get mine on Tuesday!

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

“PERRYSBURG — Perrysburg police arrested four Toledo area men early Friday morning on charges of stealing Mitt Romney campaign signs in Wood and Lucas counties in Northwest Ohio.

The signs were found in a pickup truck owned by Sheet Metal Workers International, Union Local 33 in Parma, according to the police report…”

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/4_sheet_metal_works_union_loca.html#incart_river_default

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Comment pages: 1 2 3