Mitt Romney's Quest For Swing Vote An Uphill Battle, Say Republican Pollsters

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. i guess these guys havent heard romney is really winning because the polls are fixed ala jem:

    WASHINGTON -- The tone on a conference call with Republican pollsters Monday, discussing Mitt Romney's chances of winning over key swing voters, was rather gloomy.

    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour convened the call with reporters for Resurgent Republic, a conservative organization that focuses on polling and survey groups. And at the outset, pollster Ed Goeas made sure to set expectations low.

    "In terms of blue collar voters, and again I would add one thing. We are not looking for a majority of these voters, not looking for a plurality. But we are looking to see if there are a handful you can peel off," Goeas said.

    The voters who took part in the focus groups -- two conducted by Goeas in Cleveland, and two in Richmond, Va., by pollster Linda DiVall -- voted for Obama in 2008.

    DiVall, who spoke to a group of women between 50 and 64 years old, and another between 30 and 49 years old, noted that these voters are "a very very difficult group to turn around."

    But as she explained why, it became clear that not much came out of the groups that augured well for Romney's chances over the last month of the presidential campaign. In short, DiVall noted, women who voted for Obama in 2008 but had showed openness to voting for someone else have at this point been won back over by the president.
  2. Quick...somebody send these guys a link to unskewed're better then the professional presidential polls that have reliably predicted presidential elections the last 30 years
  3. Quick, lets see what CNN is saying.

    "CNN:With a little more than a month until Election Day, President Obama's post-convention bounce seems to have faded. A new CNN/ORC poll shows the national race is very close again, with Mitt Romney gaining ground and the president's three point margin falling within the poll's sampling error"
  4. nobody said the popular vote would not be close. the popular vote does not elect the president. its the electoral college that romney need a miracle to overcome. he has to win every swing state and right now it looks like he wont win any.