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Are Negative Ads Working For Obama?

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Buried in an otherwise dumb USAT/Gallup poll on Monday is this nugget:

In the battlegrounds, one in 12 say the commercials have changed their minds about President Obama or Republican Mitt Romney — a difference on the margins, but one that could prove crucial in a close race.

At this point, Obama is the clear winner in the ad wars. Among swing-state voters who say the ads have changed their minds about a candidate, rather than justconfirmedwhat they already thought, 76% now support the president, vs. 16% favoring Romney.

This is exactly what the Obama campaign has been working hard to hear. If half of Romney’s entire campaign logic (complimenting the “Obama = economy = bad” half) is “Romney = businessman = good,” the counterstrategy of the Obama campaign has been to simply call that bluff. What kind of businessman was Romney? If he was successful, who benefited from his success, stockholders or workers? Why did so many Bain companies go backrupt, especially while Bain profitied? How has Romney faired in transferring his business acumen to the executive before, given Massachusetts underperformingemployment rate under his tenure? … Read More

 

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Romney To Swing State Governors: Shut Up About All The Jobs

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PoliticOlogy has reported before about the problem Mitt Romney is having campaigning against Barack Obama’s terrible economy in swing states where the economy is actually rebounding at above average rates.

Half of Romney’s entire campaign is that Obama has failed to turn the economy around, and his vehicle for delivering that message is ads titled “Despair” and stump speeches long on apocalyptic forebodings, i.e., Obama’s-campaign-slogan-is-‘Forward’-as-in-‘Forward-off-a-cliff’-ha-ha-get-it?… Read More.

 

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Mitt Romney Remains Comically Unpopular With Latino Voters

 

 

Soooooooooo the Republicans have been trying Hispanic outreach to close what can only be described as a comically large gap between Romney and Obama among Hispanic voters. How’s that going?

Welp, according to a June 8 poll by Latino Decisions (I’m guessing they tilt to the left, but whatevs) Obama has…a comically large lead over Romney, 66-23. I’d say there’s no way Obama can go any higher, but 11% of respondents were undecided, so I guess can he still hit 77%… Read more

 

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Mitt Romney’s Real Swing State Problem

Ginger Gibson at Politico has a great catch on the one thing Mitt Romney’s campaign stops have in common: they don’t quite match the tale of economic woe he’s trying to sell about Obama’s admistration:

Half of Romney’s sales pitch is Obama=economy=bad (the other half is me=businessman=good), but to cleve voters from Obama he needs them not just to dislike Obama’s economy but to be angry enough about it to turn away from a candidate they otherwise generally like. If people are feeling okay about the economy, they might not feel this intensity… Read more

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