” The poll finds Romney with a 49% to 48% lead in a survey of 1,382 likely voters. But doesn’t something look wrong?
If both Obama and Romney are attracting the same split of their parties voters, what’s the deal with Romney’s 9% lead among Independents? Wouldn’t that account for more that an 1% lead?
It would if the results weren’t skewed toward Independents, and away from Republicans.
So this poll is assuming Democrats hold a +5 advantage over Republicans. The problem is that while the 34% number for Democrats sounds about right, the number for Republican’s is laughable. Look at Rasmussen’s most recent party affiliation survey:
To get to their 49% Romney, 48% Obama total they have Independents 6% higher (assuming they lumped Other into that total) than Rasmussen and Republicans over 7% lower.”
Cartoon By Michael Ramirez
“According to new research released today by Rasmussen, more voters identify themselves as Republican than ever in the last 8 years. More importantly, by a 4 point margin, more voters identify as GOP than Democrat. This is the largest spread between the parties ever. Worse for Democrats, the number of voters who identify with their party is also approaching an historic low.”
“Rasmussen: Biden Less Prepared Than Ryan to Be President”
“Even after nearly four years as vice president, Joe Biden is less prepared to step into his boss’s shoes than newly selected candidate Paul Ryan would be, voters believe. ”
“Even among his own party, Biden gets less than three out of four saying he is the better man for the job. When asked, 74 percent of Democrats said he was better prepared than Ryan, with 11 percent going for the man he is facing off against and 15 percent not knowing. Ryan scored with 81 percent of Republicans, with Biden getting just 9 percent.”
” From the beginning of the nation, Americans have recognized a necessary tension between giving power to government and maintaining individual freedom. The Federalist Papers, written to advocate ratification of the Constitution, noted that when creating a government “the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers.”
Today, however, 66% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that there is too much government power and too little individual freedom. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) believe the opposite to be true. Twenty-two percent (22%) think the balance is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)”
That’s great as far as it goes but try and square that with what happens on the first Tuesday in November .
Everybody wants the costs of government to be cut but not at their expense . ” Everybody’s Senator sucks … except mine .
If this holds true it would be a very hopeful development .
“Wisconsin Senate candidate and former Gov. Tommy Thompson led presumptive Democratic nominee Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), according to a new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, a firm
whose polling methods and accuracy are considered somewhat controversial. ”
We weren’t aware of Rasmussen and their polling being any more controversial or less accurate than any of the others out there peddling their wares .
Come to think of it , we don’t recall much of any commentary usually being put forth by a publication when reporting on particular polls .
When was the last time Roll Call quoted Zogby or PPS and injected the editors own personal adjectives in describing the motives of their pollsters ?
“Most voters consider voter fraud a problem in America today and continue to overwhelmingly support laws requiring people to show photo identification before being allowed to vote.”
Some more polling data from one of the more reliable pollsters . Nothing positive here for the status quo thats for sure .