Monday, September 3, 2012

Maybe his speech wasn't so great, after all...

So, it's hard to know what to do with poll numbers, sometimes.  It seems like there's a new poll about the election every 45 minutes, and sometimes they can't possibly all be accurate, because they say conflicting things. 
This poll, though, has nothing to do with the normal questions about who rich Americans would vote for (Romney), who black Americans would vote for (Obama), who American women would vote for (Obama), who most well-educated people would vote for (Obama, but now it's just piling on!).  This poll is all about Romney's acceptance speech.  And, the numbers aren't good.  Turns out, just as many people "say the convention made them less likely to vote for Mitt Romney as say it made them more likely to vote for him."
In his speech, Mitt Romney needed to reach out to minority groups and undecided voters.  Unfortunately, his greatest accomplishment seemed to be that in his own party, a large majority are likely to vote for him.  What a surprise. 
The lesson for us seems clear: register as many new voters as possible, and get them to the polls.  This poll shouldn't make us overconfident, but should embolden us to work even harder to see North Carolina elect Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.

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