Messina: Forget The Tied National Polls, We're Winning "Slipping away? Obama campaign manager now says DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO NATIONAL POLLS..." Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told reporters on Saturday that despite national tracking polls showing the president and Romney tied, Obama is still winning. So then all those polls showing Obama running away with it are wrong? Or are they? Should we believe them? Or shouldn't we? And?