A quick scan of Twitter earlier this week, shortly after Mother Jones released that super-secret tape of a Romney fundraiser, would have convinced just about anyone that the election was over. Liberals marked Monday night as the moment Romney’s fate was sealed. Michael Moore wondered how the GOP would manage to replace Romney on the ballot. Even so-called conservatives stopped wringing their hands longs enough to type up their obituaries for the campaign.
So what to make of a new poll, then, which shows the race in a dead heat nationally?
RASMUSSEN: Mitt 46, Obama 46. Another day with Obama stuck in the mid-40s. And all this after old media says Mitt had a bad week. Right.
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) September 22, 2012
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 22, 2012
Agreed, I dont know why Gallup and Rasmussen keep polling a race that is already decided. Very strange!
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) September 22, 2012
Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll for the Saturday following Romney’s so-called horrible week shows the candidates tied at 46. And what about Romney’s campaign-killing comment that 47 percent of people in America feel entitled? Another Rasmussen survey taken Thursday shows that 64 percent of adults agree that too many people are dependent on government aid.
With the president returning at last to what was once the solid blue state of Wisconsin, campaign manager Jim Messina acknowledged to reporters that national polls show the race is tight. He added one caveat, though: “national polls aren’t relevant to this campaign.”
Obama Campaign Mgr Jim Messina: "We're either tied or in the lead in every battleground state 45 days out." But he expects race to tighten.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 22, 2012
@Messina2012 says national polls don't matter: "What I care way more about is Ohio, Colorado, VA ..I feel our pathways to victory are there"
— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) September 22, 2012
@Messina2012 You're right. The polls don't mean squat. We just won an election by +7 in deep blue Wisconsin.
— Matt Orr (@mattorrpjtv) September 23, 2012
How many death knells is this now?
Rasmussen tied, after POTUS achieved a two point lead two days ago. 2nd Romney death knell was just as much a killer as first #Hewitt
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) September 22, 2012