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Polls Don't Reflect Romney's Momentum in Ohio

lpoplawski Wrote: Nov 05, 2012 7:51 PM
Just because someone was once a dem & became a repub means nothing. I know A LOT of former democrats who became Republicans or Independents once the 60s boomers took the party in a radical direction they didn't agree with. The southern strategy is a myth. Dems still held the deep south into the 80s.

"I think the intensity is on our side this year," said Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, perhaps the most effective campaigner for Mitt Romney, as he shook hands Thursday afternoon with volunteers and supporters in a suburban Cincinnati restaurant. "Theirs is not what it was in 2008."

Portman was visiting the Firehouse Grill to campaign not only for Romney but also for Brad Wenstrup, the local Republican favored to win a seat representing Ohio's 2nd District in Congress. After the event, Portman came over to a table where my laptop displayed the RealClearPolitics average of Ohio polls. There were nine polls...