That was three weeks ago, back in the days when incredulous Republicans questioned absurd poll sampling. Team Obama, then still riding high, smugly retorted:
The Romney campaign has repeatedly pointed to the Gallup tracking poll as evidence that the race is still close. Pressed on the Romney camp’s Gallup argument, Benenson said: “I understand that the Romney campaign feels that they need to talk about the public polls. We don’t.”
My, how quickly things change.
After a new poll out today from Gallup and USA Today showed Mitt Romney pulling ahead of President Barack Obama by strengthening his standing with likely female voters in key swing states, the Obama campaign fired back by releasing a memo written by Josh Benenson of the Benenson Strategy Group consulting firm criticizing “deep flaws in Gallup’s likely voter screen.” Tim Miller, deputy communications director at the Republican National Committee, told Politicker the Obama campaign’s memo shows they are “panicked” with battleground state polls tightening in the wake of President Obama’s widely panned performance in the first presidential debate.
Same guy, two completely different narratives.
Forget what I said then, listen to me now!