The Truth About the Polls, Or, What Have We to Lose But a Life of Starvation and Servitude?
As the former pollster for President Clinton, Douglas Schoen can hardly be counted among Mitt Romney's admirers. But get a load of this excerpt from Schoen's article, "The Truth About 2012 Polls," over at FoxNews:
Democratic registration may be overstated. It is my belief that many weak Obama voters are saying that they are Democrats when they really aren’t partisans at all: they are disillusioned with American politics. What this means is that these people aren’t even certain to vote in November and if they stay home, Obama’s numbers will surely be affected.
Additionally, fewer young people will turn out at the polls this year. As evidenced by Obama’s push to mobilize the youth vote, a group that he won handily in 2008, demonstrates, this is a key group that is becoming increasingly apathetic and is apt to turn out in fewer numbers....
To be sure, Obama is in the lead. The polls are oversampling Democrats, but he remains ahead. But it is also a lead that should not be exaggerated. The race is not over yet and the debates beginning next week will be a decisive test for both the president and Governor Romney.
The newest soundtrack for my mood? Why, this.