Last night, we saw NBC/WSJ's latest national poll, which has held nothing but bad news for Mitt Romney and ludicrous partisan samples for much of the year. This iteration has a D+7 split, including a D+5 among the likely voter subsample. That breakdown is not as terrible as it's been in the past, but it's still probably a few shades too blue. The strange part about this survey is the significant improvement Obama appears to be enjoying on the economy. If you hadn't noticed, there hasn't been very much good...
At this point, as far as polls go, you know where I think you can put them. All the polls on which the media rely, and I include everyone in all organizations are skewed in favor of the Democrats. As far as the "enthusiasm gap" goes, yes, I can believe that those who can be classified as "hard core leftists" are extremely anxious because they can see how much trouble Obama is really in but as far as the general electorate is concerned, no so much I think. The point here is that to media types of all stripes, this is all a game; it is political tit-for-tat, gotcha and posturing. For those of us in the real world, it is just that, all too real. So take you polls and you opinions and your analysis and put them in the first four letters of
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