Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio - the swing state that could well decide the election - according to internal polling data provided to MailOnline by a Republican party source.Those numbers, obviously, were way out of line with the public polling consensus. And would, of course, mean that the top levels of the GOP machine had embraced poll unskewing:
Internal campaign polling completed on Sunday night by campaign pollster Neil Newhouse has Romney three points up in New Hampshire, two points up in Iowa and dead level in Wisconsin. Most startlingly, the figures show Romney and Obama deadlocked in Pennsylvania.
But the Romney campaign insists that pollsters have their models wrong and are overestimating Democratic turnout, oversampling Democrats and underestimating Republican enthusiasm.In any case, all of that is academic, since this morning, this:
Oh well, those fake numbers gave the wingnutosphere false hope for one more day, and maybe that's all that mattered to the crew more adept at creating an alternate reality, than reflecting the actual one.