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Aside from the polls, we continue to see signs that the Romney campaign is very much ascendant at this late stage of the election. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and other campaign surrogates are now making appearances in swing states that only weeks ago were considered unwinnable by the Republican candidate. States like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Nevada, among others were simply beyond the grasp of the GOP . . . or so we thought – but it’s clearly the case that they are in play. The Romney campaign is not only making appearances in these locations, but they’re spending money on ads too. The latest of these is Pennsylvania, and indeed Mitt will be there this weekend.
We also see that the NBC/WSJ and Marist polls show the president up in Iowa, but as has been the case throughout this campaign season, their turnout models are suspect. Iowa’s own Hawkeye poll shows Romney up – and even the polls that show Obama ahead show shrinking, within-the-margin-of-error leads based on likely-flawed turnout models. And these same polls show virtual ties in Wisconsin and New Hampshire, and considering that Obama won Wisconsin by 19 points in 2008, this does not bode well for him. This all means that formerly untouchable Iowa, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire are yet other swing states in play.
I may or may not have mentioned this before, but since time immemorial, Democrats have crushed the Republicans in early voting . . . but not this time. The latest Pew poll shows Romney with a seven-point lead in early voting, 50/43. The experts tell us that highly energized Republicans will come out in droves on Tuesday, not necessarily to vote FOR Mitt Romney, but to vote against President Obama, and this fact renders the president vulnerable to being beaten by a Ham Sandwich.
Mitt Romney - Swingin' Through The Midwest . . .