Monday, November 5, 2012

Key strategists predict Obama to win election big

“… One thing that's clear is that we have a very, very large lead among voters who have voted early. We are going to go into Election Day with a significant lead ... What I'm looking at is cold, hard data -- who is actually showing up, who is casting ballots. And in states like Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, Florida, we're doing very, very well …”
~~ David Axelrod

American political consultant, senior campaign strategist for President Obama, and former top political advisor to President Bill Clinton and campaign advisor to President Obama’s first successful presidential run. As said to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

On the eve of the monumental presidential election, many key strategists have been projecting who is going to win.

Although Axelrod agreed some of the state races are close, he confidently said “Obama is going to win big” on Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday.

Axelrod also mentioned Romney's trips to Ohio, Florida and Virginia are all signs that they are behind and not catching up.

Currently, there are 11 toss up states representing 146 electoral votes. Here is a listing with respective electoral votes by toss up state:
Colorado (9)
Florida (29)
Iowa (6)
Michigan (16)
Nevada (6)
New Hampshire (4)
North Carolina (15)
Ohio (18)
Pennsylvania (20)
Virginia (13)
Wisconsin (10)

Referring to Axelrod's certainty, when asked “how secure his mustache is," he confidently replied “The next time we see each other, Chris, I guarantee you it will be right where it is today and where it's been for 40 years, by the way. So you know how serious a bet that was.”

Charles Gasparino, Senior Business Correspondent of Fox Business Network, reported earlier today to Liz Claman of Countdown to the Closing Bell on Fox Business News that based on stock exchange viewpoints, President Barack Obama is going to win the election. He also made it clear that he is “just a conduit of information.”

What Gasparino explained was that based on information and Wall Street traders’ reads from their respective lobbyists and pollsters, all leads indicate that President Barack Obama will be re-elected tomorrow.

Also, the media along with major corporate “CEO and CEO types” all believe that it is going to be a “big win” for President Barack Obama.”

There are lots of polls with different scenarios, and they are not perfect. Who do you think is going to win the election tomorrow? Do you believe that the media stories are skewed?
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  1. Amazing how Charles Gasparino projected winner. Too bad with all his Wall St. clout he can't predict which stocks will go up. I'd be his biggest fan.

  2. I think some of the polls are skewed just for better media. After all it's in the best interest of news and media companies to keep viewers watching a close race rather than a landslide

  3. I don't think these guys (politicians) care much about states like Iowa or Colorado. They focus their efforts more on Florida and New York where there are so many more electorial votes

  4. And in the end it looks like they were right. I think the Romney camp knew this also