“In May, Obama was actually leading Romney among Afghanistan and Iraq veterans.”
I don’t even know how this could be possible. Under obama, there have been more NEEDLESS American deaths than throughout the entire rest of the war in Afghanistan, not to mention handing Iraq over to Iran making all the deaths and mutilations and sacrifices of our Troops utterly in vain.
It isn't and wasn't. The same pollsters were working in those days as are today.
If Romney is up only 20% among veterans, Obama can call that a moral victory.
It's more pronounced among active duty personnel. My son is there. He has completed 2.5 tours in the Middle East. Even there he told me his informal polling has it about 80/20 for Romney.
Anyone who lets one of these pollsters influence his or her vote should see me about some really fine vacation property on Europa I'm willing to let go at an excessively reasonable price.
This brings us to the biggest polling scam of them all. Many of the demographic groups share warm bodies. Nevertheless, with nearly every large group, Romney leads in the so called "internals." These days they never quite add up to the massive lead he has to have in the big picture. Instead he is always behind, but within the "margin of error."
When the numbers make zero sense, I sense an pollster agenda. It's getting laughable that the litany of bad news that has daily additions all strengthen the Obama candidacy...so says the press and confirmed by the pollsters.
Finally, it may be that 47% depend on the government for largesse, but it says right here that some percent of these people (5%...10%...?) aren't pleased with that lot.
I find it hard to believe we aren't about to see a blowout of Reagan-Mondale ratios.