You know Barack Obama is crook and a failure and unfit to be president, and I know Barack Obama is a crook and a failure and unfit to be president, but do a majority of American voters know Barack Obama is a crook and a failure and unfit to be president?"
In other words, the big risk in this election is thinking that a majority of Americans see the presidential race as we conservatives see it, that they're as disturbed by the tone and tactics of the Obama campaign as we are. But if we take a closer look at what most Americans -- liberal and conservative -- are seeing, it should be a wake-up call to us.
First, the polling numbers are juiced beyond recognition. On August 1, a CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac College poll used a sample that was skewed so badly it was borderline criminal. The polling sample was 36% Democrat and 27% Republican, when less than three months earlier polling data indicated that the numbers should have been 31% Democrat and 34% Republican. Obama "won" this skewed poll 51% to 45%. If the correct sample distribution instead of a 12-point swing in the Democrats' favor had been used, Romney would have received 54% of the vote in this poll.
But as if that weren't bad enough, ten days later Fox News cited its own poll in which Romney was nine points behind Obama. In this case, the sample was again skewed so badly that nine percent more Democrats were polled than Republicans. Fox News's Bret Baier looked befuddled as he reported the results and the Special Report panel went on to treat them as if they were legitimate.
The Democratic view of how the race is shaping up, based on skewed polling data as it is, is getting out to America overwhelmingly, despite its obvious illegitimacy.
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