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Response to Shade7M (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:29 PM

15. I don't know if the polls were "skewed" that much

but the ones favoring a close race and/or favoring Romney seemed to be cherry-picked and trumpeted while polls showing things were better for President Obama were minimized. Not to mention that several pollsters mysteriously appeared seemingly out of nowhere cranking out more positive numbers for Romney, which were, of course, dutifully and (mostly) uncritically plugged into the polling aggregators. Of course, too, most pollsters seemed to be focused on the national polls- which seemed to favor Romney on most days- rather than the state-by-state polls that favored President Obama and remained fairly stable during the entire campaign and most of which Romney never even held a lead

The media kept portraying the election as a close one that could go either way on election day. I never saw it. There was simply little or no actual enthusiasm for Romney/Ryan and the policies they were pushing, certainly nowhere the level of support and enthusiasm for President Obama. The "enthusiasm" for Romney/Ryan seemed perfunctory at best and mostly directed towards the goal of defeating President Obama. I don't think some Romney/Ryan voters actually cared who they were voting for just as long as it wasn't Barack Obama.

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