I agree. Real internal polls are almost never leaked for any reason.
It’s psyops, plain and simple, and the fact that the author is a Romney “insider” makes me even more sure that the real number is somewhere north of this. They’ve decided on a number that 1) is credible 2) is on the positive side, and 3) will maximize turnout by energizing committed voters to show up. In OH, that number is +1. In PA and WI, they probably don’t actually know which way it will go because the recent past history is so different between 2008 and 2010, so they’re questioning their own models — which might look quite good. But in states with some volatility between 2008 and 2010 Party self-ID is going to be a huge variable — and may even be changing as we type...
Um, Rove leaked internals in 2004. Story about it out today.
I believe this. Romney has been asking for EVERY VOTE at his stump speeches today. He knows he needs big turnout. I just think he’ll get it.