Did Mitt Get a Negative Bounce?

According to the Princeton Election Consortium, Mitt actually got a negative bounce out of his convention. The data also show that the Bain/taxes attacks were hurting Romney, while the “you didn’t build that” blather hasn’t helped him.

Other polls also show that President Obama has widened a small lead over Romney.

Although I don’t want to be complacent about Obama’s election chances, I hope this means the Democratic message is resonating with people.

9 thoughts on “Did Mitt Get a Negative Bounce?

  1. I helped with voter reg today in NC. It is, perhaps, heartening that most people
    I spoke to were already registered. A lot of people gave me a big ” thumbs up”.

  2. “I remember as a boy, I was in the fourth grade, somehow in my mind I remember being there in the fourth grade in front of the blackboard, we had an American flag that was pinned in front of the blackboard. And every day we stood, lined up in front of that blackboard and we recited the pledge of allegiance. Do you remember?” asked Romney, launching into the pledge.

    If his recall is so sharp, why doesn’t he remember assaulting his effeminate (presumed homosexual) classmate at the Cranbrook school?

    Bible says:

    ” If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

  3. Larry Flynt offering $1 million for Romney’s financial records.

    Flynt, 69, has purchased full-page ads in Sunday’s Washington Post and Tuesday’s, September 11 issue of USA Today.

    “What is he hiding?” the ad text reads, “Maybe, now, we’ll find out.” The ad also includes a phone number and email address where anyone with information can contact Flynt.

    A press release credited to Hustler says Flynt is “offering up to a million dollars in cash for documented evidence concerning Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships.”

  4. OT, but I gotta ask: Swami, have you recently obtained a mail-order divinity degree? Cause you sure are overflowing with Scripture these days! And if so, can you baptize over the Internets? My soul is feeling kinda run down, maybe it needs some new religion.

  5. joanr16…. I’ve overdosed on Romney’s lies and it’s caused a relapse of scriptural Tourettes. Pray for me!

  6. Tom B,
    If there are any people in NC around the Fayetteville area who are still unregistered, then I don’t know how we missed them.
    The group I was with, in ’07-’08, spent a lot of time and effort registering people to vote for over two years. We banded together as an offshoot from the anti-war movement.
    When we had rallies, even concerts, we had registration forms for people to fill-out. And the Obama campaign was a voter registration machine itself. If people weren’t in the office dialin’, or out canvassin’, then volunteers were out registerin’. We even talked local gyms into letting us in in the early mornings to register voters

    As for the polls, I think this is the week you can start taking them seriously – IF they’re polls of likely and registered voters.
    Also, if you can, look at the questions, and who they contacted and how.
    Land-line only calls = and older, hence more Conservative demographic.
    Cell phone calls = a younger, more Liberal demographic.
    Ditto, internet polls.
    If possible, you want to see a blend – which is difficult, since, at least as of two years ago, when I stopped working for a Republican polling outfit, cell-phone numbers were difficult to get for polling purposes. And when you DID get someone on their cell phone, they were much less likely to take the poll, and more pissed-off that you called, than people who answered their land-line phones.

    As for poll results, I don’t even pay much attention to them until a week after Labor Day.
    A good chunk of people out there, who aren’t the blog-reading types, don’t pay attention to the election until after Labor Day – and the fact that after this past week, most people are done with their vacations, and the conventions took place in the last two weeks, should result in more accurate polling.
    But people in campaigns DO pay attention before this – it’s not that they’re inaccurate up to this point, it’s just that they’re MORE accurate now.
    Either way, the Republicans have to be in near panic mode, since nothing seems to have caused the much desired, and needed, upspike.
    People who live in swing states had better be prepared for a barrage of phone calls, door-to-door efforts, and advertising on media. I think the Democrats will use more positive ads, and the Republicans, out of desperation, will do ad’s that will make even the late Lee Atwater spin in his grave.

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