Rasmussen: Romney up 50 to 46; and Obama sounding as though he expects to lose

This report on Rasmussen’s latest three-day rolling average (based on polls completed just before last night’s debate), was linked at Drudge:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 50% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 46%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.

Other than brief convention bounces, this is the first time either candidate has led by more than three points in months. See daily tracking history.

Also linked at Drudge is an e-mail from Obama to his supporters in which sounds distinctly like a candidate who does not expect to win. I’m not talking about the part of the e-mail which The Weekly Standard and Drudge put in their headlines, “Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens,” as that was in the context of saying that he’s concerned not about himself but about the country. I’m talking about this, in the P.S. of the e-mail: “I don’t know what Election Night will hold, but I’d like you to be a part of the event here in Chicago.” That’s a peculiar way for a candidate—particularly a tough, hard-nosed candidate like Obama—to talk, two weeks before the election in a tightly fought race. Has he seen internal polling which is much worse than Rasmussen and Gallup?

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Sage McLaughlin writes:

At the office I’m stationed in at present, the security desk usually keeps MSNBC on the television set in the lobby, sometimes switching to CNN. I have heard Obama staffers talking all week about how “competitive” they are in places like Virginia, constantly reassuring people that they aren’t really in as bad a position as it seems. They sound to me like a group that is worried about losing.

Still, they sounded the same way before the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, and look at how that turned out.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 23, 2012 12:36 PM | Send

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