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  •  Uh yes (9+ / 0-)

    This was the same phenomenon in 2004 when if you only read Daily Kos and never looked at state polls, you'd be certain that Kerry was going to win.  I came here for solidarity but I knew there was a level of cheerleading and disconnect from polling reality.  

    That said, I still see the president having the advantage at the state (EV) level in 2012 so I am not sinking into depression.  But there should be some sense of reality here that the race is close-- closer than it should be, and that perhaps the attacks on Romney are not having as fatal an effect as we would like.

    I vote Democratic because I am a woman with self-respect , who rejects bigotry of all kinds, subscribes to science, believes in universal health care, embraces unions, and endorses smart internationalist foreign policy.

    by Delilah on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 11:48:38 AM PDT

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    •  agreed. (1+ / 0-)
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      I remember 2004 well. It was my first year here, and I was so impressed by the high level of discourse (and in such need of solidarity) that I was a bit too credulous in the face of spin.

      I think things have actually gotten better over the last couple of weeks. Even a month ago only a small minority of us would acknowledge that it's a close race -- and that seems to have changed. However, there's still a bit too much work put into spinning the polling in Obama's favor, including some comments upthread.

      You are reading my signature line. #hashtag

      by cardinal on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 12:47:50 PM PDT

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