Political Roundup for October 9, 2012…Red Racing Horses

by: BostonPatriot
PresidentPolls, Etc: Rather than clog your smartphone screen with the various national polls that have come out recently, I’ll tell you in four words what Chuck Todd does in 400: this race is tied. T-I-E-D.

PA/OH: The Daily Caller is reporting that Romney will move “substantial resources” from Pennsylvania to Ohio, a move that makes sense given the near-impossibility of winning the White House without the Buckeye State’s 18 EV’s.

Swing States: And here are a handful of statistical ties in swing states, mostly of the light blue variety.

Obama.com: Government Accountability Institute, which has done some really strong under-the-radar work, uncovered the owner of Obama’s campaign site domain: not the campaign, but a bundler living in China with ties to the CCP.

Gallup: They’re quite late to the party, but Gallup finally makes the switch to a likely voter screen this morning, and the word is that Obama’s 5-point lead has disappeared.


Indiana: In the race that just won’t budge, Richard Mourdock leads Joe Donnelly 45-42 in an internal, again with a large number of undecideds.

North Dakota: Here’s something that’s all but disappeared in this cycle of terrible polling: a survey from a local media outlet. Rick Berg and Heidi Heitkamp are tied at 47, despite Romney and ND-AL nominee Kevin Cramer crushing elsewhere on the ticket. Berg is running behind where he needs to be in the eastern part of the state.

Massachusetts: The trendlines continue to be negative here, as Warren leads 50-46 in a DSCC internal, taken by a firm that had Brown up 3 in August.

Missouri: Todd Akin picked up one of the endorsements that still matters: the NRA’s. It’s been interesting to see who’s been willing to lend Akin a hand after he dug himself quite the hole.

Montana: It seems like there’s more visceral hatred between Senate candidates than usual this year (I’m not complaining!), and this race may be second only to Massachusetts in that department. Denny Rehberg and Jon Tester ripped into each other at a debate last night. Also, Rehberg outraised Tester for the first time in Q3.


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