Not to defend FOX News because they suck and can’t be trusted, but the polls were in fact skewed. Folks got on the phone and told the pollsters that they associated more with the Republican party than the Democratic party and then those same folks stayed home and did not vote on election day.
Both Rasmussen and Gallup had a R+(3-5) advantage the day before the election and had the advantage actually swung back from D+8 in 2008 to R+3, it would have been a Romney landslide. When the pollsters asked who was most likely to vote, they seemed to also have misled.
Rove and Morris are despicable, but they were just quoting numbers from a lot of people who are very good at their jobs. Remember, Barone blew it the same way and he is not a GOP-e jerk.
My theory is that the whole “Romneysia” thing Obama brought up, hit home with a lot of the Independents that were leaning Romney, the day Obama first used that term was when Mitt’s momentum stopped dead in it’s tracks. Plus the MSM started hyping the faux-Recovery, and then for the straw that broke the Camel’s back, Fatso stepped in and sealed Romney’s fate.
This was NOT a “pie in the sky” prediction based on wished and dreams rather than reality. These “experts” with intricate analysis (much given at this site)had Romney slightly up with huge over sampling of dims...
and it looks like the numbers didn’t back up that huge dim sampling, did it?
Each swing state was lost by a slim margin, if I remember correctly, so one could entertain the idea that something is screwy with this election.
Then take in the circumstances we are living in: unemployment, gas prices, spending, etc; then look at the 2010 results then fast forward to today where nothing has changed or has gotten worse.
I think people on FR and elsewhere can be forgiven if they appear to have had unreasonable expectations and to feel this election was a fraud.
Your information related to the polls is false.