Polling has been instrumental to the media’s campaign to reelect Obama. From over-sampling Democrats to outright ignoring polls favorable to Republicans, the media has carefully constructed a storyline about the direction of the campaign and is unwilling to deviate from it. If reality does not comport, then it is ignored.
For instance, recent NBC swing state polls show Obama winning by even larger margins than in 2008, a wave year for Democrats. That defies reason. That would require large numbers of McCain voters to flip for Obama in 2012. In fact, it appears the opposite is occurring and Obama 2008 voters are ditching him either for Romney, another candidate or are simply staying home.
NARAL Pro-Choice America has even acknowledged they are having trouble shoring up their base. As reported by the Daily Caller, according to NARAL’s model, there are over 5.1 million women pro-choice “Obama defectors” nationwide, 1.2 in battleground states, and 338,020 in 25 key battleground counties.”
The media is also ignoring the discontent among Catholics over Obama. In 2008, 54% of Catholics voted for Obama. After four years of working to expand abortion and threatening rights of conscience and religious liberty, Obama will have a hard time winning the Catholic vote again. The Obama campaign acknowledges its weakness among the nation’s single largest religious group. It’s why they offered a speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention to a pro-Obama nun and why they released a new ad directly appealing to Catholics.
While there isn’t available polling data on enthusiasm levels among pro-life advocates, I can tell you firsthand that the pro-life community is fired up to vote in November. The chance to defeat the most pro-abortion president in US history and elect a pro-life president in his place has rallied the movement. The pro-life grassroots are working tirelessly every single day, sacrificing their time and energy to ensure victory.
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