Headline of the day (from Fox “News” no less!): Obama’s lead grows, Romney slipping
Fox News poll: Obama’s lead grows as Romney’s support slips | Fox News
And a new CNN/Opinion Research poll finds President Obama leading Mitt Romney nationally by seven points, 52% to 45%.
In light of the polls, Buzzfeed found “a group called “Jews and Christians Together,” which backed Rick Santorum in the Republican primary, is sending a memo to Republican National Convention delegates urging them not to vote for Mitt Romney at the convention, even if they’re bound to him. […] A press release from the group reads:”
“DUMP ROMNEY” contends that no delegates are actually “bound” by law or GOP rules to vote for Romney and that, to win the White House and toss-up Senate seats, delegates must exercise their right to “conscientiously abstain” from Romney on the crucial first ballot, aiming for a stronger ticket leader in subsequent convention voting rounds.
The core of a hard-hitting new 80,000 word book and incubating Tampa insurgency, the entire memo can be read online free via Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader using the Amazon.com search term “DUMP ROMNEY.” “Were frontrunners simply entitled to the nomination, a convention wouldn’t be necessary,” the texts say, noting that Intrade predictive markets gives Obama odds of about 60-40 over Romney and that New York Times political analyst Nate Silver projects about 300 electoral votes for Obama, rating Romney’s current odds around 21%.
Michael Tomasky may have figured out what’s happening: people are getting to know Mitt Romney a little better. Tomasky says:
“This is not broadly remarked upon, but have you noticed that Romney’s favorability ratings, after heading the right direction in spring and early summer, are going southward again? This CNN survey from last week is representative of the stuff I’ve seen: According to the Pew Research Center survey, 37% of respondents said they hold a favorable view of the presumptive GOP nominee, compared to 41% in June….”
Yeah, so the awkwardly creepy aristocrat who doesn’t like your garbage bag raincoats or your cheap ass 7-Eleven cookies — or YOU, the help, for that matter (you people have seen as many tax returns as you’re ever going to see!), is wondering what on earth has happened lately, as Buzzfeed reports:
“You’ve got to have something precipitate that sort of sea change, and we haven’t,”said a top adviser. Dumbfounded by three bad polls.
Mitt Romney poo-poos any opinion that suggests it might have something to do with his Gafftastic World Tour, or HIM personally, or the fact that he’s refusing to show us his tax returns yet he’s asking for our votes! Gallup and Rasmussen have him sitting fabulously (!) as they are paid to do, so enough of your backtalk.
Mr. Romney would ask that you go back and do your little polls again. Unacceptable work, my friend. Do them until you get them right.
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