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Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:35 AM
"Only the GOP could run a woman, an African American, two Mormons and a two Catholics and STILL not secure any minority support in the general. That takes some doing. " Good point!

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...