First the good news – Gallup has it 52 – 45 for Romney among likely voters:
These results are for likely voters, who are the respondents Gallup deems most likely to vote based on their responses to a series of questions asking about current voting intentions, thought given to the election, and past voting behavior. Each seven-day rolling average is based on telephone interviews with approximately 2,700 likely voters; margin of error is ±2 percentage points.
Axelrod must be having a cow.
Now for the oh – so predictable newsroom bias story, brought to you by PJ Tatler’s Stephen Kruiser:
Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO had a bit of a control room slip-up while testing election night graphics last Friday afternoon. A friend just sent this screen grab to me.
Check the link for the screen grab.
Okay, this is just weird…
The same thing happened at an ABC affiliate in
Cleveland Cincinnati, Ohio, with similar results O: 46 R: 39.
Via TD Blog:
Here’s the page where WCPO at this writing still has the “results” posted: http://media2.wcpo.com/html/elections/elections.html
What the freak?! Why are these tests projecting Obama to be the winner?
I believe some kind of an explanation is in order, here.
Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller has more: CBS News affiliate calls 2012 presidential race for Barack Obama weeks ahead of election
Team Obama is now desperately flailing around, trying to find something to halt Romney’s momentum…
It hasn’t been a good weekend for the President. The NBC/WSJ poll, released earlier today, shows the race tied at 47 percent. As NBC’s Chuck Todd told David Gregory, “Sitting at 47 is a good number for a challenger, not a good number for an incumbent.” The latest Gallup pollhas Romney up 7 points, 52-45. NRO hears that the latest attempt by the President’s team to check Romney’s momentum will come via a years-old video in which Romney sounds more conciliatory toward the PRC. Romney, of course, will be portrayed as a flip-flopper. It will be another instance of “Romnesia.”
Our understanding is that the Obama campaign is working closely with media outlets to broadcast the video below, part of a 2007 talk Romney delivered in Pittsburgh:
Finish reading at the link.