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10/10/2012 10:48 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10/10/12 Pollster Open Thread

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Tuesday featured comment
"Here's what I said last Thursday:

"Yesterday was Mitt Romney's best day of his entire campaign. The entire "liberal" media was covering him positively and Obama negatively. Based on that, if Romney isn't clearly ahead in national polls and state polls (particularly Ohio) by Monday or at worst Tuesday, then perhaps this election simply isn't winnable for him."

Here we are, on the following Tuesday, and Mitt Romney looks like he is ahead nationally and in many (most?) swing state polls. So it is certainly possible he can win this election. So if we follow past examples of challengers competing against incumbants, now that Romney looks like he can win, he is going to get a lot more attention. He is going to have to hold up against increased scrutiny from the electorate, which is now fully engaged. Based on his position today, if he does that, he wins. I believe that Mitt Romney is now the favorite."- SergeantSuj

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