Why Republicans aren’t singing the blues

November 5, 2012

Despite the blue, blue polls:

In the four party-registration states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada), we are poised to win the Election Day vote by even greater margins than we did in 2008. That’s right, Jeremy Bird, we beat you on Election Day even in 2008.


Democrats’ problems are compounded because, as they fail to tell you, they are cannibalizing their Election Day voters. The great turnout operation they claim to have isn’t turning out enough new or sporadic voters; they’re largely getting their reliable voters to vote early instead of on Election Day.

The Republican strategy has been the reverse of the Democrats’. We have turned out our voters who aren’t as likely to come to the polls on Election Day, securing their votes during early voting. Now, all that remains to do is give our reliable voters the final reminder needed to get them to the polls Tuesday. And we have many more reliable voters left than the Democrats.

In Colorado there are over 26,000 (34%) more high-propensity Republican voters available than high-propensity Democrat voters. In Florida there are 166,000 (21%) more; 85,000 (47%) more in Iowa; and 16,000 (22%) more in Nevada.

And in Ohio, Republicans have 368,000 more high-propensity voters available than Democrats–72 percent more, in fact–and enough to off-set the Obama campaign’s most optimistic (and unrealistic) early vote math.

2 Responses to Why Republicans aren’t singing the blues

  1. Liberal Roman on November 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I feel truly concerned for Poli. I have mentioned this before, but tomorrow will be like the End of the World Day prophesy not materializing itself for a cult.

    For a rational person like myself, there will be some fun in seeing the utter horror on the looks of “conservatives”, but also some genuine worry. Hang in there Poli. You’ll survive.

  2. Trent Telenko on November 6, 2012 at 3:57 am


    You need to look in the mirror when you give that advice.