Battleground Poll: Romney Up 16 With Independents, Up 13 In Enthusiasm...

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    In 2008, President Barack Obama won the independent vote over John McCain by a margin of eight points, 52-44. This morning, a new Battleground Poll has Mitt Romney massacring Obama among indies by a whopping 16 points, 51-35.

    That's a 24-point swing among independents since 2008, a group that makes up anywhere from a quarter to a third of voters, and yet Battleground still has Obama in the lead 49-48…?

    But if I'm skeptical of those bottom-line numbers, our journalist overlords who have chosen to palace guard instead of question will declare me a "truther."

    The Battleground Poll also shows an 13 point enthusiasm gap in Romney's favor. Only 73%of Obama's supporters are "extremely likely" to vote, compared to 86% of Romney's supporters.

    But again, don't question Battleground's 49-48% outcome. In fact, don't question anything anymore -- or the media will question you and mock you as a "truther. " This includes questioning our government about the release of counter-intuitive unemployment statistics very helpful to the president just 30 days out from the election.

    Though the media hasn't yet decided it's time for a Romney Comeback Narrative, and probably never will, even if he wins -- there's no question Romney is rebounding in every national and swing state poll.

    Nationally, Gallup has it all tied up among registered voters -- with the president dangerously below 50 at 47%. Rasmussen uses the more reliable likely voter screen and has Romney up 49-47%...

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    Battleground Poll: Romney Up 16 with Independents, Up 13 In Enthusiasm
     
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    Maybe they oversampled conservative independents.:lol:
     
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    This is turning into a freaking rout!
     
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    Truther? Lets just cut to the chase....

    RACIST!
     
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    Nope, still over sampled Dems, Just by an amount much more likely to reflect actual Turn out this time.
     
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    How do you know whether an Independent is a liberal, a moderate, or a conservative?
     
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    Lost in the spin, the Battleground Poll has Obama winning the election by a point.
     
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    Yes, he is up by one point in this poll. No lock by any means.
     

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