Some more poll juice from the Ny Times.
“The New York Times, in collaboration with Quinnipiac University and CBS News, is tracking the presidential race with recurring polls in six states. In Ohio — which no Republican has won the presidency without — Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney 53 percent to 43 percent in the poll. In Florida, the president leads Mr. Romney 53 to 44 percent in the poll.
The surveys, which had margins of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for each candidate, also included a Pennsylvania poll, where Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney by 12 percentage points.
The polls were conducted as the Romney campaign grappled with fallout last week from the release of his tax returns and remarks he made at a fund-raiser in which he bluntly suggested that 47 percent of Americans saw themselves as victims who are dependent on the government. That was the latest in a string of setbacks for the campaign that appears to be sapping the optimism of some of his supporters.”
There was of course no “fall out” from his tax returns. They showed only that 1) Harry Reid’s a liar 2) Mitt Romney is generous with his money, 3) Joe Biden is one cheap bastard.
But more to the point.
As JWF notes, the samples aren’t just skewed, they’re really skewed.
“So Obama is up 9 in Florida with a D+9 sample, up 10 in Ohio with a D+9 sample and up 12 in Pennsylvania with a D+11 sample. I notice in all the orgasmic news reports this morning none of them mention the ridiculous skew to the polls. But all you will hear all day is how big a lead Obama has.”
This is of course way outside of the Democrats best year in years -2008, where they only averaged a 6. But then the NYTs puts this in there.
“That tracked with the survey results that found that 48 percent of likely Romney voters in Ohio supported him with reservations or because they dislike Mr. Obama, compared with 51 percent who said they strongly favored him. Mr. Obama is strongly favored by two-thirds of his likely voters, with 33 percent saying they favor him with reservations or because of dislike of Mr. Romney.”
Which completely throws away their result. So Obama has a huge negative in that nearly 50 percent of voters want him out of office even if they’re not thrilled to the bone with Romney, and somehow this all gives Obama 10 point leads? Not likely.
Right. Here’s the deal Republicans. SHOW UP AND VOTE,
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