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In Independent Voters May Have Shifted Toward Obama, Polls Show we learn that analysis of the last six major national polls show likely independent voters have shifted to President Obama by five an half percent over the last two weeks.

The combined results of six national polls show likely independent voters shifting toward President Barack Obama by more than 5 points over the past two weeks. In polls conducted by those firms between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney led among independents by an average of 1.5 points, compared to 7 points between Oct. 22 and Oct. 29.

This is more good news confirming the last breaking movements we've seen towards President Obama in national polls and battle ground states, and undermines one of the central most rationalization Republicans have been using on blogs to claim Mitt Romney will win tomorrow despite the majority of pundits and evidence from an overwhelming number of polls.


The author attributes this surge to the highly favorable coverage our Presidents outstanding reaction to the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy. "Two thirds of likely voters approved of his reaction to the storm's aftermath, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll."

And, CNN's Republican pundit Alex Castellanos wittily noted that "Post-Sandy survey data ... indicates the storm may have blown away Romney's advantage with independents, at least temporarily."
Let's hope that tomorrow American voters will repudiate Mendacious Mitt, Lying Ryan and the obstructionist Congressional Tea Party zealots, and blow their whole perverse right-wing ideology right out of the water, showing them once and for our nation sees that they are all wet.  

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  •  Independents are a tossup b/c Mitt must win them. (5+ / 0-)

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:34:58 PM PST

  •  Sir Chuckles (6+ / 0-)

    opined this afternoon that the "undecided" voters who make it as far an actual voting machine tomorrow will break for Obama.

  •  None of this will matter a whit without... (5+ / 0-)
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    ...aggressive, sustained GOTV.  

    Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore

    by Minerva on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:36:45 PM PST

    •  Agreed. I've been messaging my son, friends, and (2+ / 0-)
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      relatives that tomorrow is our big day.  For some reason, my relatives and friends have a disproportionate tendency to sleep in late, or become easily distracted by whatever they are doing at the moment when compared to the "normal population."

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:40:58 PM PST

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  •  One of my cousins (a boy) (7+ / 0-)

    had a pet mouse when we were young children. One day, the mousie died and was lying in its cage on its back with its stiff little feetsies in the air. And my cousin insisted for the longest time, through the pronouncements of more realistic family members, that the mouse was "sleeping." Finally, my aunt scuttled the boy off to his bedroom, and came out after a minute and announced that he was "very sad" about the death of the mouse, which is why he wasn't accepting reality.

    Reminds me of the behavior of the late behavior of the Republicans in this election cycle. But they don't have a kindly mother to take them aside and explain things to them.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:42:26 PM PST

  •  Sound bite interview on NPR tonight (3+ / 0-)
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    of some fellow who's a military vet running a small store in northern Virginia. Registered Republican. Kept saying how Romney didn't do this and didn't do that, and how the country can't afford to keep being profligate with its military and money, yet he was indicating he was going to vote for Willard.

    I thought, "Didn't a couple of tours in Iraq teach you anything??" Wanted to reach through the radio and shake some sense into him. Sheesh.

    "There are no Americans at the airport!" -- Baghdad Bob
    "I’ve got a very effective campaign." -- Mitt Romney

    by Mnemosyne on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 05:48:46 PM PST

    •  These kinds of stories are endless and sad. My (2+ / 0-)
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      son just told me one of his best friends just voted for the Libertarian Party candidate after going to Politico or some site and doing a questionairre that tells you who you should vote for based on how your answer the questions.

      My son was astounded because this guy is supposed to be really smart.  And, my son spent two hours at a recent dinner convincing him no to vote for Romney.

      My son broke his back and can only even walk now due to a complicated surgery that he probably would not have received under a Romney administration, and will not be able to afford future care if the ACA is rescinded by Romney and the GOP.  That was what convinced my son's friend not to vote for Romney, but now by voting for  Gary  Johnson he wasted his vote.

      My son is dumb founded.  

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:09:13 PM PST

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      •  Hope you live in a state (2+ / 0-)
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        where the wasted vote won't matter.

        Best wishes to your son. The ACA is the first small step on the road to reality for American healthcare, although we're still far, far behind the rest of the developed world. And, just think, it only took since the Truman administration to get it passed.

        "There are no Americans at the airport!" -- Baghdad Bob
        "I’ve got a very effective campaign." -- Mitt Romney

        by Mnemosyne on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:55:22 PM PST

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    •  Wish I had heard that (5+ / 0-)
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      the other day there was a 28 year old Vet calling into a program.  South Carolina -- pure beautiful accent.  I thought:  here we go.  His name was Zack.  West Point Grad.  He most eloquently argued why the President should be re-elected.  He compared the position of Commander-in-Chief to his own position as an officer in the field.  People need steadfastness and resolve.

      He said Romney would be a disaster because no one knows where he stands.  I wish I had a tape of this guy.  It was like a Obama OFA ad.

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:09:53 PM PST

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    •  I heard a survey on NPR as well (2+ / 0-)
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      Saying the youngest cohort of voters (up to age 19 I believe) largely lean Rethug by 60 to 30 percent. If true, WTF? Then again, NPR has been leaning the way of Politico and Fox for quite some time now.

      Romney flip-flopped far more than Kerry ever did.

      by tojojo on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:16:14 PM PST

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      •  NPR has been exhibiting (1+ / 0-)
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        in recent years all the backbone of a dish of Jell-O. And why is Ceiling Cat's name they still employ that dreadful Maura Liesson is quite beyond me.

        "There are no Americans at the airport!" -- Baghdad Bob
        "I’ve got a very effective campaign." -- Mitt Romney

        by Mnemosyne on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:56:59 PM PST

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        •  One thing we must do when we take back the House (3+ / 0-)
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          As seems likely now, is to restore funding to NPR and PBS so they aren't held hostage by corporate sponsors, and restore the equal time rule so we don't have to resort to Jon Stewart and the blogosphere to get actual journalism in this country.

          Romney flip-flopped far more than Kerry ever did.

          by tojojo on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 07:06:00 PM PST

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