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Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

JustWondering Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 12:32 PM
"Moral of the story: When you're working off of rock solid data, unpleasant surprises are far less likely to occur." But blaming it on nonexistent voter fraud is so much more fun.
ReedBlack Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 3:17 PM
Is that what Fox News is telling you? THIS is why you guys lost! Wake up! Fox News is a corporate lying machine. Nothing true comes out of that place. NOTHING! Well maybe that their name is Fox News and even thats wrong. Its actually FAUX News.

In light of the revelation that Mitt Romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss last week, I've been pretty tough on the job performance of his campaign's internal pollsters, who clearly missed the mark -- resulting in costly tactical decisions down the stretch:

These analyses [of the "expand the map" strategy] make sense, but only within the context of the campaign truly believing that they were safe in other crucial must-have states -- a cataclysmically wrong assumption. When I stopped by Romney headquarters in Boston back in September, Newhouse said his team was anticipating a...