Media Misleading May Prompt Post-Election Chaos

Lee DeCovnick
Within an hour of the polls closing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the news networks and the electorate will have a clear idea of who will win the presidency.  If Romney wins Ohio and either Pennsylvania or Michigan, he has won the election.  If Romney loses Ohio and both Pennsylvania and Michigan, game over for Mitt.

What remains quite disturbing are some of the overlooked results from the latest Washington Post/ABC tracking poll.  Buried in the tenth paragraph we find:

A slender, but slipping majority of likely voters say that when all is said and done, Obama will prevail, and win a second term. But 40 percent now anticipate a Romney win, up from 32 percent just before the first debate in late September. Since that time, Romney supporters have become more confident - 76 percent think he'll win, up from a low of 67 in that late September poll; Obama's backers are still overwhelmingly confident, 92 percent think their guy will win.

Wow!  Ninety-two percent of Obama backers think he will win.  While the election is close, the MSM's obscene omission in reporting the deep strength of Romney's post-debate surge among independent voters has cruelly misled millions of Americans into thinking Obama has this election locked up.

From the Romney campaign via NRO:

One thing all the public surveys [in Ohio] have in common is that Governor Romney is winning among Independent voters. In the 19 polls released in the public realm since the first debate, Governor Romney leads among Independents in 15 of them (two did not include data among INDs). And, if you take an average of his lead among Independents in those 15 polls, the margin is 12 points (49-37).

The Time Magazine poll shows Governor Romney trailing by 5 points statewide [in Ohio], but winning Independent voters by a 53%-38% margin.  That's just not possible. Write it down - if Mitt Romney wins independent voters by 15 points in Ohio, he'll be the next President of the United States.

If Obama loses, what would be the result among his most strident backers?  Will they just turn off their TV set and go to bed after such a shock?  Will Richard Trumka, the ultra-hard-left progressive president of the AFL-CIO, call for a nationwide strike unless the results are recounted and overturned?  What will be the response of the millions of urban dependents who rely on "Obama phones" and food stamps?  Is it racist or just realistic to predict that the anticipated fear/threat reaction from a surprising Obama loss will be sadly played out in the streets of America?

While the MSM has utterly failed in informing the public of the closeness of the election, and of the downward trend of the President's numbers, Obama's narcissism and Alinsky-esque roots may preclude his going on national television and calmly telling his "folks" to go home.  Is there any doubt that Obama would certainly embrace organized agitation and post-election street violence after a Democratic loss?  Such banana republic tactics would sends a clear warning to all Americans about being more careful about for whom they vote in future elections.

Within an hour of the polls closing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the news networks and the electorate will have a clear idea of who will win the presidency.  If Romney wins Ohio and either Pennsylvania or Michigan, he has won the election.  If Romney loses Ohio and both Pennsylvania and Michigan, game over for Mitt.

What remains quite disturbing are some of the overlooked results from the latest Washington Post/ABC tracking poll.  Buried in the tenth paragraph we find:

A slender, but slipping majority of likely voters say that when all is said and done, Obama will prevail, and win a second term. But 40 percent now anticipate a Romney win, up from 32 percent just before the first debate in late September. Since that time, Romney supporters have become more confident - 76 percent think he'll win, up from a low of 67 in that late September poll; Obama's backers are still overwhelmingly confident, 92 percent think their guy will win.

Wow!  Ninety-two percent of Obama backers think he will win.  While the election is close, the MSM's obscene omission in reporting the deep strength of Romney's post-debate surge among independent voters has cruelly misled millions of Americans into thinking Obama has this election locked up.

From the Romney campaign via NRO:

One thing all the public surveys [in Ohio] have in common is that Governor Romney is winning among Independent voters. In the 19 polls released in the public realm since the first debate, Governor Romney leads among Independents in 15 of them (two did not include data among INDs). And, if you take an average of his lead among Independents in those 15 polls, the margin is 12 points (49-37).

The Time Magazine poll shows Governor Romney trailing by 5 points statewide [in Ohio], but winning Independent voters by a 53%-38% margin.  That's just not possible. Write it down - if Mitt Romney wins independent voters by 15 points in Ohio, he'll be the next President of the United States.

If Obama loses, what would be the result among his most strident backers?  Will they just turn off their TV set and go to bed after such a shock?  Will Richard Trumka, the ultra-hard-left progressive president of the AFL-CIO, call for a nationwide strike unless the results are recounted and overturned?  What will be the response of the millions of urban dependents who rely on "Obama phones" and food stamps?  Is it racist or just realistic to predict that the anticipated fear/threat reaction from a surprising Obama loss will be sadly played out in the streets of America?

While the MSM has utterly failed in informing the public of the closeness of the election, and of the downward trend of the President's numbers, Obama's narcissism and Alinsky-esque roots may preclude his going on national television and calmly telling his "folks" to go home.  Is there any doubt that Obama would certainly embrace organized agitation and post-election street violence after a Democratic loss?  Such banana republic tactics would sends a clear warning to all Americans about being more careful about for whom they vote in future elections.