Absurd: Bloomberg Poll Has Obama Leading Romney by 13 Points

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

Thirteen points? Really?

Barack Obama has opened a significant lead over Mitt Romney in a Bloomberg National Poll that reflects the presumed Republican nominee’s weaknesses more than the president’s strengths.

Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, even as the public gives him low marks on handling the economy and the deficit, and six in 10 say the nation is headed down the wrong track, according to the poll conducted June 15- 18.

Naturally they sampled more Democrats than Republicans, by five points. Even so, this poll conflicts wildly with every other national poll. Rasmussen, for example, has Romney consistently leading and up four points Tuesday (and the GOP up by seven in the generic Congressional ballot) with Gallup having Romney up by one point.

I suspect this Bloomberg poll be be widely touted by the media but won’t hold up to any scrutiny by those who do polling for a living.


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9 Responses to “Absurd: Bloomberg Poll Has Obama Leading Romney by 13 Points”

  1. Lightwave on 20/20/12 at 9:03 am

    Nobody in their right mind believes Obamee is up at all. And keep in mind the GOP being up 7 points in the generic poll means that the Republicans should easily gain another 40 seats in the House this November and easily win the Senate.

    Anything less than that must be challenged. In the streets, if need be. All reputable indications are for a GOP landslide of historic proportions that gives the Republicans all but total control of DC for decades to come.

    Obamee up by 13? How much is Bloomberg getting paid to give the illusion that they race is anything but the complete slaughter of the Democrat pigs?

  2. cool arrow on 20/20/12 at 9:05 am

    I sincerely hope the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) actually believe this poll. Conversely I hope nobody with a brain buys into it. Overconfidence and complacency on the left can only help us.

  3. Vethusbandfather on 20/20/12 at 9:20 am

    My favorite comment on the Bloomberg article:

    “Prediction: this Bloomberg poll gets no media attention. Now if it found Romney tied with President Obama, or ahead, you wouldn’t be able to bring up the internet or turn on the TV without hearing about it.”

    A pretty good indicator of the little fantasy world bubble that Bloomberg readers live in.

  4. William Teach on 20/20/12 at 9:22 am

    Well, if they only called people in NYC, that might make sense.

    The problem with all these national polls is that they do not decide the elections. It’s the State polls that really matter, due to the electoral college votes. Obamazombies could really get out the vote in deep Blue states and beat Romney’s vote totals, but Romney could still take the election if he wins all the Bush 2004 states.

  5. William Patrick on 20/20/12 at 10:08 am

    This poll conducted by J. Ann Selzer & Co. a lean left organization led by a femenist. It is designed to encourage Obama contributers that their cause is not yet lost so please send more money we can win. However any organization that produces and agenda driven poll should not be paid any quarter.

  6. voiceofreason on 20/20/12 at 11:42 am

    Poll results are not surprising when one considers the following:

    1. Mitt Romney and other Republicans are promoting policies similar to or often worse than those that had such disastrous results during the Bush administration, including converting a three-year major surplus, which was on track to completely eliminate the total federal debt, into a major deficit, creating very few net jobs (none in the private sector), and leaving the country on the brink of a depression, with an average of 750,000 jobs being lost during its last three months.

    2. Republicans have obstructed efforts to get our country out of the tremendous ditch they left us in by voting no on and sometimes filibustering many Democratic proposals, some of which they previously supported and sometimes even co-sponsored. Hence, it is not surprising that a recent poll showed that 49% of Americans believe that Republican Congress members are purposely sabotaging the U.S. economy in order to defeat Obama and other Democrats, while only 40% disagree.

    3.. Republicans support continued tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and highly profitable corporations, while basic social services that middle class and poor people depend on are being cut and teachers, police officers, fire fighters, and others are losing their jobs.

    4. Republican legislators have voted against providing funds to save jobs of teachers, police officers, and fire fighters, providing unemployment benefits to long-time unemployed people, and providing medical benefits to 9/11 responders.

    5. Republicans are generally in denial about the tremendous dangers from climate change, in spite of a very strong consensus in peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and statements by scientific academies all over the world, as well as the many wake-up calls we have been receiving in terms of severe storms, tornados, floods, heat waves, droughts, and wildfires, that climate change is a major threat, largely caused by human activities. Anyone who thinks that climate change is a hoax promoted by liberals should visit the website of the “Republicans for Environmental Protection.” (www.rep.org) . This conservative group was only able to endorse four percent of Republicans in the 2010 U.S. midterm elections because so many Republicans are in denial about climate change and other environmental threats.

    6. The Republican Party has moved far to the right under the influence of the Tea Party. There are very few moderate Republicans in Congress today.

    7. While far more needs to be done, Democrats have enacted policies that have turned the economy away from the possible depression that the Bush administration left the U.S. on the brink of. More net private-sector jobs have been created already during the Obama administration than during the entire eight years of the Bush presidency.

    While Democratic policies have not always lived up to our hopes, largely due to Republican obstructionism, a return to Republican rule would be a nightmare. Hence, it is essential to vote Democratic in 2012.

  7. Ian on 20/20/12 at 12:56 pm

    To Voice Of (un)Reason:

    You are proof that liberalism/leftism/progressivism IS truly a malignant mental disorder.
    EVERYONE of your absurd Demon-Rat talking points has already been discredited.
    Plus ,when looking at your pathetic web site, is seems you are a typical lunatic left-wing suicidal Jew.
    Myself, as a proud conservative Jewish-American, you only continue to prove that “Kapo,” Jews like you are a true cancer in our midst…

  8. Liberty60 on 20/20/12 at 2:50 pm

    The Republican Party as it existed in 1980, or even 1988, is extinct.

    What replaced it was a coalition of Birchers, Neo-Conferderates, Libertarians, and Wall Street players, with a radical anti-government Talibangelical agenda.