Obama Panic Attack – Romney Now Leading Wisconsin
This time last year the Obama campaign would not have considered Wisconsin to be a state requiring both time and money to be spent hoping to secure victory in 2012 – but recent polling suggests that is exactly what is happening. Remember – Barack Obama carried Wisconsin in 2008 by a whopping 14 percentage points! Polling data showing Mitt Romney now leading Wisconsin has to be sending the Obama campaign into a frenzy of concern.
Romney slightly ahead in Wisconsin
PPP’s first Wisconsin poll since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate finds him taking a small lead over Barack Obama in the state, 48-47. That represents a 7 point shift from PPP’s last look at the state in early July, which found Obama ahead 50-44.
…Choosing Ryan as his running mate isn’t giving Romney any trouble with seniors in Wisconsin. That’s actually where his greatest strength is, leading Obama 52-43 with them. Which isn’t to say the Ryan Plan is popular in Wisconsin- only 40% of voters support it to 46% who are opposed. But the concern with it is coming much more from young voters than seniors. LINK
A NEARLY TEN-POINT LEAD AMONG SENIOR VOTERS FAVORING MITT ROMNEY AND PAUL RYAN. GUESS OLDER AMERICANS AREN’T QUITE BUYING ALL THAT “THROW GRANDMA FROM THE CLIFF” RHETORIC COMING FROM TEAM OBAMA .
OH MY! (ht/ To my good friend, Ulsterman
Losing His Edge?
Florida’s Jews notice drop in support for Obama
August 21, 2012
President Barack Obama is in danger of losing a substantial part of the American Jewish vote, especially in the crucial swing state of Florida.
According to a report published on Monday by the Boston Globe, Jewish analysts and community leaders in Florida agree that Obama’s Israel policy has damaged his standing with Jewish voters, and this may be enough to cost him Florida, which could mean losing the upcoming election.
“Jews constitute only 3 percent of the state’s population,” the report notes, “but cast their ballots in such large numbers that they can account for 7 or 8 percent of the total vote.”
The report cites Ira Sheskin, director of the Jewish Demography Project at the University of Miami, as saying that, “Any significant erosion of Obama’s support among the 639,000 Jews who live in Florida would have an outsize impact because their turnout could be near or more than 90 percent.”
Florida proved decisive in the 2000 presidential election, and may very well do so again in 2012. Along with Ohio, it is a large and populous state that is almost evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. The shift of a mere handful of votes can have an enormously outsize impact.
The “erosion” Sheskin mentions has been noted nationwide, with a Gallup poll showing a 10 percent drop in support for Obama among Jewish voters. An American Jewish Committee poll showed an even larger drop.
Jewish activists in Florida have noted the change on a local level as well.
“The 78 percent that Barack Obama got in the Jewish community four years ago is off the table,” said Sid Dinerstein, chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party. “Barack Obama will get a majority of the Jewish vote, but he won’t get two-thirds.”
Dinerstein, the first Jew to lead the county GOP, predicted that Obama would win 60 to 65 percent of that vote. As a result, he said, “when you take 10, 15 points of the Jewish vote and flip them, the state’s gone, believe me.”
“In my congregation, there’s still lots of support for Obama,” said Rabbi Barry Silver, who leads a reform synagogue in Lake Worth, Fla., just south of West Palm Beach. “However, since the last election, I have noticed Obama’s support slipping across all denominational lines.”
The Globe report is unequivocal about the cause of this drop in support, Obama’s Israel policy. Professor Sheskin clearly states, “There are some people who are concerned about whether Obama really has his heart in Israel. There are people who are afraid that Obama will put undue pressure on Israel in his second term.”
GUESS WHAT? WE’RE NOT LOSING FLORIDA BY A LONGSHOT-
Tell Admin to stick that in her pipe and smoke it!