I have kept away from discussing polls in the American election because in the end it is the last thing that really matters and I don’t want to get my hopes too far up. Nevertheless, there is a value in seeing that one is not alone, that our side really can win and that another four years of Obama is not inevitable. So I offer this, not with my endorsement, but merely to remind all you American voters out there – the two dozen of you who read this site – not to forget to cast your vote. Who knows, as this article says, there may be a Republican tsunami on the way and you wouldn’t want to miss out on being part of this tidal wave of support for the 45th President of the United States:
According to a GOP analysis of early voting and absentee ballot requests provided to Secrets, the Democrats are turning out their most reliable, or so-called ‘high propensity voters’ than Republicans, leaving fewer for Election Day. The GOP is pushing weaker supporters to vote early, expecting high enthusiasm to drive their regular supporters to the polls next week.
‘Democrats are cannibalizing their high-propensity voters in advance of election day to get stories that they are winning,’ said a GOP analyst. ‘But in effect they are stealing from Peter, or Election Day, to pay Paul, or early voting.’ . . .
Even with the difference in turnout of loyal supporters, Gallup finds that among early voters, Romney is beating Obama 52 percent to 45 percent, though some state totals show an Obama advantage. Plus in states like North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, the GOP has seen huge requests for last-minute absentee ballots this month.
And there is Sandy that will affect turnout and I am reliably informed (by my wife) that about a foot of snow (or did she say a metre) is expected in the midwest. This is the time for the broken-glass Republicans to show they really mean it – that they will crawl over broken glass to get to the polls to finally get rid of Obama.
And what is possibly the most remarkable part of this last week is that because of Sandy, it may even be impossible to know what’s going on since it is now impossible to survey people who are no longer contactable by phone. As with New York City itself, we are now all in the dark.