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Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:29 AM
I am a conservative and a registered Independent. I've been repeatedly banned from GOP blogs and GOP circles for refusing to toe the party line on social issues. I got the message. The GOP doesn't want me around, so I'll stay a conservative Independent.

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...