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Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

Richard1176 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 7:32 PM
How can your ideas possibly help the GOP? Moving away from principles will alienate the GOP from their conservative base, and the liberals are plenty smart enough to continue to portray the GOP as the enemy.

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...