• Pollsters Unable to Locate the Black Guy Supporting Mitt Romney

    Following his speech at the NAACP, Romney claimed to have spoken to "number of African-American leaders" who were disappointed in the president and looking for a change in direction. I believe Politifact would rate this statement as "mostly true." Zero is definitely a number…

    Looking inside the numbers, Obama continues to lead Romney among key parts of his political base, including African Americans (94 percent to 0 percent), Latinos (by a 2-to-1 margin), voters under 35-years-old (52 percent to 41 percent) and women (51 percent to 41 percent).

    The NBC/WSJ, which also shows Obama with a 4 percent lead over Romney among registered voters, has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.  That's good news for Romney: his potential support among African Americans can climb from 94 percent to zero all the way to 91 percent to "Hey, I know that guy!"

    A sub-survey conducted among voters in 12 swing states — this is really scraping the bottom of the methodological barrel – found Obama had a three-point lead over Romney. Instead, how about a survey of the people who are actually going to be allowed to vote by election officials?

    Romney is ahead with whites (53 percent to 40 percent), rural voters (47 percent to 38 percent) and seniors (49 percent to 41 percent).

    These pollsters think of everything!

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Polls


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