Skip to comments.Axelrod downplays polls, touts Obama early-voting edge
Posted on 10/28/2012 4:57:37 PM PDT by Libloather
Axelrod downplays polls, touts Obama early-voting edge
By Alexandra Jaffe - 10/28/12 09:36 AM ET
A top adviser to President Obama's reelection campaign on Sunday dismissed polls showing Obama lagging GOP candidate Mitt Romney as not reflective of reality.
Speaking on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod said that recent polls of the race that show Romney with an edge nationally, buoyed by a higher percentage of Americans who believe the Republican nominee would better handle the economy, contradicted what the presidents team is seeing on the ground.
"In that particular poll, Candy, that may be the case, but in reality that's not the case," Axelrod said, rejecting the findings of one such survey.
Axelrod said the polls had failed to capture the presidents strength in early voting.
"If you look at what is going on around the country, the flood of early voting that's going on all over this country very much in our favor, I think people know what the reality is," he said.
Recent polls, with a little over a week until election day, have shown Romney with a slight edge nationally, but the two candidates statistically tied in most of the battleground states which will determine the outcome of the race.
Axelrod said that the Obama campaign had prepared for such a scenario, and that the likelihood of a close race this late in the game was part of the reason they had made such a strong push for early votes.
"We built our campaign and our organization for this very close race, and we're very confident in where we are now and where we're going to be on November 6th," he said.
Alexrod assumes a dem early vote is a Obama vote....
I would not be so sure of that.....lots of dems are not liberals... Just been dems their entire lives....doesn’t make them stupid enough to vote for Obama again...
I am sure a early GOP vote is a Romney vote....
Did he just recently say he was sad about how things were going. Is he now lying even to himself so he won’t be sad?
Looks like Hitler, talks like Goebbels.
If Romney were down in the national polls as much as BO, we would all know it was over no matter what Ohio says. BO is begging his “folks” to vote early because he is probably scared to death of what is going to come out about Benghazi.
Absentee ballot fraud in the Swing States is going to be HUGE...
We are already seeing several examples of it.
That’s not good.
Akin will get my vote.
He’s rated “A” by the NRA.
If all was right in the world obama would be saying to Axelrod “You better get me re-elected! If I lose we’re both going to be hanged!”
How do you trap a wild pig? Not with pizza, I would think.