Let’s be crude and speculate on which candidate that storm/hurricane/depression called Sandy hurts the most. The question to ask is “Who needs to campaign the most this week in order to change the trajectory we are on headed to election day?”
Barack Obama will posture and attempt to utilize Sandy to his advantage. Obama will stop golfing and ask for a book on how to at least appear presidential. No doubt the news that is breaking: Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election is another attempt by Obama to bamboozle and distract American voters from the economy and jobs.
We don’t think Obama’s latest bamboozlements will flim-flam anyone. American voters are onto the Chicago game of smear, fear, distract, delay, defame, destroy, deny, deflect – and keep one step ahead of the cops banging on the door.
Trapped in the White House bunker, during these crucial last days, Obama has to be worried sick. According to the latest polls Mitt Romney is ahead in the states he needs to win. Critical must win states such as Florida, North Carolina, Virginia appear to be increasingly a lock for Romney. Obama needed to be able to campaign in these states but now for politically correct propriety Obama finds himself forced to take flights to Florida with no discernible purpose or campaign events on his golf/work schedule. A campaign appearance by Obama in super must win Green Bay, Wisconsin has also been cancelled.
It’s not just Rasmussen – the Sandy of political storm polls. Darrel Rowland of the Columbus Dispatch wrote a summary of a poll conducted by several Ohio newspapers. The result of this poll is a tie but the information contained in the poll indicates a Mitt Romney victory in Ohio:
“Boosted by a surge among male voters who think he’s the best candidate to fix the economy, Republican Mitt Romney has come back to tie President Obama in battleground Ohio.
They are deadlocked at 49 percent in a new Blade/Ohio News Organization poll. President Obama was ahead by 5 points in the same poll published Sept. 16. How does that tie get broken in the next nine days? [snip]
But the former Massachusetts governor scores with his performance in the debates. And on the crucial question of who would do the best job handling the economy, Mr. Romney prevails by 6 percentage points among all voters — and 18 percent among independents.”
“If this poll reflects final voting patterns among Democrats and Republicans, Ohio’s independent voters may hold the keys to both Ohio and the presidency,” Mr. Rademacher said.
Obama needed to be able to campaign on fear and smears against Mitt Romney in order to turn these numbers to his advantage meaning away from the economy and jobs:
“The poll suggests independent preferences may move around depending on whether they are asked about the economy as a whole, the President’s handling of the auto industry, or the 47 percent issue.”
Male voters have swung sharply toward Mr. Romney in the past month. In September, he was winning by 2 points among men on who could best improve economic conditions in Ohio. Now, he’s up by 19 on a slightly different question, who can better handle the economy. Overall, his lead with men has jumped from 1 to 12 points. [snip]
“Four years ago, I made a mistake. I fell for the whole ‘change’ thing,” he said. “I got on the ‘change’ train. But there wasn’t any change.”
This year, Mr. Allen already has made plans with four co-workers to meet in front of his Ripley home at 6 a.m. on Election Day and go vote together — all for Mr. Romney.”
Sandy has slammed into Obama because Obama cannot lie himself out of the devastating new Romney ad in Ohio: So, about the president betting on American workers…
As Ohio goes….
Politico has some good news for Obama – not really. There’s some good news from the Politico Battleground poll but there’s really really bad news from the Politico Battleground poll:
“New Projection of Election Results: Romney 52, Obama 47
The bipartisan Battleground Poll, in its “vote election model,” is projecting that Mitt Romney will defeat President Obama 52 percent to 47 percent. The poll also found that Romney has an even greater advantage among middle class voters, 52 percent to 45 percent.
While Obama can close the gap with a strong voter turnout effort, “reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case, and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory,” says pollster Ed Goeas.
Should Romney win by 5 percentage points, it would increase Republican chances of gaining control of the Senate. His coattails would help elect GOP Senate candidates in Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. “Republicans are now certain to hold the House,” Goeas said, “regardless of how the presidential race turns out.”
The poll’s election model takes into account variables including voter intensity, age, and education, and voters who are certain in their vote. The race “remains very close in the surface,” Goeas said, “but the political environment and the composition of the likely electorate favor Governor Romney.”
The projected outcome by the Battleground Poll is close to that of the Gallup Poll. Last week, Gallup said Romney leads Obama 49 percent to 46 percent in its model of the electorate’s composition on November 6.
The Battleground Poll is conducted by Goeas of the Tarrance Group and Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners. Goeas is a Republican, Lake a Democrat. The survey is affiliated with Politico and George Washington University.”
As noted in the poll results “only 37 percent of voters believe the country is headed in the right direction.” Only Obama Hopium Guzzlers and imbeciles believe America is on the right track and that we should go Forward! into the abyss.
In the poll, once again, Romney is viewed more favorably than Obama albeit by 1 percent (but independents like Romney by 59 percent).
Polls aside, where’s the money? News reports today declare that a Mitt Romney SuperPac has just purchased $2.1 million in ads targeting – Pennsylvania! It’s the new normal.
It’s a gathering storm:
“A massive and historic storm is barreling towards the beltway this weekend. The entire DC-NYC axis, headquarters of the left media complex, will suffer the effects of three storm-fronts, converging at the same time. Evacuations may be ordered, but it is likely too late. No, I’m not talking about Hurricane Sandy. The storm I mean is the growing realization that Obama is on the cusp of losing the election. But, with just a little over a week to go, it may be too late to hit the panic button. [snip]
The first storm-front is the expanding campaign battleground. [snip]
The second storm-front is the increased convergence of the polls in the direction of Romney. [snip]
Moreover, virtually every state poll shows Obama stuck below the 50% level of support. [snip]
Most important, though, is the clear lead Romney has with Independents. [snip]
The third, most significant storm-front descending on Democrats is the change in the electorate. [snip]
Keep in mind that every poll is built on the assumption that Democrats will have a turnout edge next week. If they don’t have the edge or if the GOP has an advantage? Well, this could be a blowout. And, a lot of down-ballot Dems will be swept under as well”
The oceans are rising and about to engulf Barack Obama.