For weeks Republicans raised hell about an alleged pro-Obama bias among pollsters. But with a new Pew poll that puts Romney up over Obama 49-45, some Democrats are claiming polling bias in the other direction.
The Pew poll not only gives Romney a 4-point lead in the wake of his stellar debate performance. It also shows a 12-point swing in his direction since the last Pew poll in September, and it shows Romney up an amazing 18 points among women voters, completely erasing Obama's longstanding lead with the ladies.
How much reason do Democrats have to allege bias in this poll? None at all, writes polling guru Nate Silver in the New York Times. The complaint that this Pew poll "oversamples" Republicans is bogus, just as it was when Republicans claimed polls "oversampled" Democrats. That's because most polls (including this one) don't actually adjust the proportions of Dems and Republicans in their sample.
The Pew poll may be statistical noise, Silver says, since other national polls, including Gallup and Rasmussen, put Obama and Romney neck and neck. And liberal polling outfit Public Policy Polling gives Romney a 2-point lead over Obama, at 49-47.
And I think Obama needs to say F political correctness, stop worrying about whether or not he looks "presidential", take the gloves off & kick Romney's ass---- cuz we all know Obama's much more knowledgeable about the world & poltics than Romney could ever hope to be.
Thats funny...in other polls released today its either close or Obamas leading. In the Gallup presidential tracking poll President Obama has increased his lead to 5% nationally. Over in the Rasmussen Reports presidential tracking poll the presidential race is a tie between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Both candidates were at 48% nationally. Polls mean nothing. http://www.examiner.com/article/daily-preside...
This is just the beginning of an avolanche of bad news coming President Foodstamp's way. Sorry liberals, we gave President Foodstamp a shot. We really did. Many of us wanted to see him succeed. We really did. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be. Sayonara President Foodstamp. We won't miss you!
Wilber, what a pity that Obama has only the childish trick of sending out Big Bird to Romney rallys and the mantra of "Liar, Liar, pants on fire" to counter the very real and reasonable plans of the adult in the room. Sad what this campaign has dwindled to.
According to Gallup's latest seven-day tracking poll, President Barack Obama has a slight 49 to 46 percent edge over Romney among registered voters nationwide, which is within the survey's sampling error.
@ctc Exactly...results after the actual vote is all that matters. I hate polls...state, city, national...they partially reflect temperment but NOT of a diverse group and not good for projecting the actual outcome.
It means the same as the other polls. That there are some that support Romney and some that support Obama. Translation - Nothing. It's not representative of how the Electoral College will vote, so who cares what Americans think? These men don't need your damn vote unless you live in a Swing State. If you do? Huzzah for you! Your vote counts!!
I wouldn't be surprised if Romney took the lead after the first debate. He did flat out win that debate and Obama was looking dumbfounded. However, the only poll I care about is the national one in November.
Who cares? Polls have gone back & forth throughout this entire thing, the only thing that hasn't changed is the Electoral College projection, that STILL has President Obama leading by approx. 100 points. Even the odds makers have never waivered from their bets on Obama.
It means that in the debate Romney did a very good job of putting to bed many of the outright lies Obama and his talking heads have been throwing out, repeated over and over by a compliant press, and showed the country that pretty much everything Obama had been saying was a lie, a misrepresentation, a falsehood. As usual the democrats went overboard in slandering what America saw as a steady, reasonable, non-crazed, man with a plan. A man who wasn't going to raise the taxes of the middle class, debunked and debunked again and again. Yet, Obama is STILL out there saying the same old lies of his whole campaign. I saw a letter in our local paper that some lemming wrote that stated that all we had to do was look at Romney, the MORMAN, and we could see that his eyes wildly stared and twitched with the unholy light of a mad man. Truly, some lemming actually wrote that and the local paper actually printed it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the mind of the base that Obama is courting. Pretty scary.