Mitt Beats Obama in Rassmussen Poll
Over the past week, Rassmussen conducted three Presidential matchup polls, the most recent being between Romney and Obama. Romney easily won the poll contest by 45% to 39%. What is significant is who struggled in the polls earlier that week. Bachmann lost with 35% to Obama’s 48%, and Gingrich only did a little better with 37% to Obama’s 47%.
One more element deserves recognition in this polling. Obama himself had an up and down week according to Gallup. Around the time Rassmussen was polling the Bachmann and Gingrich head to heads, Obama’s approval rating had climbed to 47% only to fall back down to 41% by the end of the week. What would explain such a wild swing? I’m guessing a little too much holiday eggnog putting people in a generous mood.
Virginia’s Florida Moment
Ah the good old days of hanging chads and voter intention. Like when Democrats argued that people in Florida intended to vote for Al Gore because they had also voted for good ole’ boy NASA astronaut Democrat Bill Nelson. Now in Virginia, we have the case of signatures being tossed out enough to get both Perry and Gingrich off the ballot. Perry’s campaign is fighting back, but Gingrich is getting help from an outside source: the TEA Party.
Attorney and TEA Party activist Jonathon Mosely is suing Virginia over signatures that may have been incorrectly invalidated to put Newt under the 10,000 signature requirement. If he wins, a potentially campaign ending gaffe could be turned into a vindicating legal victory.
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