As Twitchy reported earlier, Gallup dropped a bomb today with its daily poll showing Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by a 52-45 margin among likely voters. As that post showed, conservatives were thrilled with the latest numbers: no candidate polling over 50 percent this late in the game according to Gallup’s model has lost. Shall we check in with the other side for reactions? Do polls matter now or not?

https://twitter.com/EliBraden/status/258984423700189184

Help us, Nate Silver. You’re our only hope!

Obama supporters in need of a soothing balm can apply Silver’s latest New York Times blog liberally.

[Gallup’s] results are deeply inconsistent with the results that other polling firms are showing in the presidential race, and the Gallup poll has a history of performing very poorly when that is the case.

With so much data to sort through, it will usually be a counterproductive use of one’s time to get overly attached to the results of any one particular poll.

https://twitter.com/Jeanine_OConnor/status/259075420446654464

Um, OK. But Democratic consultant Joe Trippi thinks that liberals would be better off not dismissing Gallup’s numbers so quickly.

  • Jack Deth

    The left better stock up on Zanax and lots of suicide prevention. As Romney’s numbers climb through the weekend. And higher again after Monday’s debate.

    It’s better than Scadenfreude.

    It’s Gotterdammerung, baby!

  • William J. Miller

    If anyone would know a landslide, it is Bob Beckel.

    • elijahzabmom

      LOL that is so wrong!!

      • Guest

        Haha, well, experience counts. And 525-13 is about as lopsided as it gets :-) I didn’t see the whole segment on The Five, but I saw a clip. He was eerily calm. That’s where I think the experience comes in, and he’s now moving on to the acceptance stage of mourning.

  • Love of Country

    Democrats are apoplectic. Life is good.

    • Garth Haycock

      So true. When the veins in their necks are at the cusp of exploding, it means all is right in the country.

  • Joe W.

    First time I have ever agreed with that slug Beckel.

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    BREAKING NEWS: Al Franken trades in car for a for a semi with a double trailer. Cites need for more cargo room to take the kids to beach and find “lost” votes in. Related: Dem Chicago judge signs order today to keep all polling places that will open 20 mins late to stay open until 11pm on Nov. 7th…..

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      My bad. According to the smartest woman in the world because she married the smartest guy in the universe, running for God and the Kingdom of Heaven, we should ALL vote on Nov 7th.
      MORONSA. Est. 2008…..FKA as the Choom Gang…..

  • http://twitter.com/JH101960 Wulfheard

    When their golden boi was up by 5 the left was giddy as hell and claiming that the election was over. Now when the shoe is on the othe foot the polls must be completely wrong. They still don’t get hhe fact that Mr. and Mrs American public has had enough of their incompetence, their venom, and their lies.

    • inspectorudy

      That’s correct and they even said was it too late for Romney to do anything about it. Basically they said the election was over.

    • Worship Dancer

      don’t you actually mean mr and mrs entitlement?

    • Worship Dancer

      don’t you actually mean mr and mrs entitlement?

  • http://disqus.com/WilderNapalm/ Wilder Napalm

    The University of Colorado study which has predicted the Presidential election the last 8 times says Romney will take 77% of the popular vote. This is the only poll to use more than one state economic model and since its development in 1980 it hasn’t missed a single time. You want to talk about polls here is the only one as far as I am concerned.

    • Scarlet

      No, it said there’s a 77% chance that Mitt will win the popular vote. Other than that, yes.

    • BigDogJunction

      Except popular vote doesn’t determine elections. I agree with the CU model. But, Zero is going to get trounced in the electoral votes. Book it.

      • TomJB

        No, it doesn’t. So they do an Electoral College prediction as well. 300-208 Romney. What they do not do, that they do with the popular vote, is have a certainty associated with their EC prediction. As Scarlet corrects Wilder below, they are 77% certain Romney will win the popular vote and do not have a certainty available to attach to their 300-208 EC mark. However, as with their popular vote predictions, their EC predictions have always been correct – not necessarily the exact number, but the winner.

      • http://disqus.com/WilderNapalm/ Wilder Napalm

        Actually there have only been 4 elections that the winner didn’t carry the popular vote. George W Bush in 2000 being the last. Remember when Gore made an a z z of himself?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Pearson/731178130 Kevin Pearson

          That is primarily because the media suppressed the conservative vote for calling Florida for Gore while there were still people voting in the Panhandle. This made conservatives feel that the election had already been decided, many in the Western States didn’t bother to vote at that point.

          Not to mention that two million absentee votes in California were never counted.

  • Neil Leininger

    I’m sure they had no issues with the poll when it was showing 10+ for Obama in the summer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    it would be worth romney winning just to have the mass exodus of gutter-trash from this country; however, like typical liberals, it will all be just hot air

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Pearson/731178130 Kevin Pearson

      No. The reason that they are liberals is because they are cowards and don’t have the cojones to actually leave as they promise to.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    The only reason the Dems think this poll is BS is because they have believed all of the d+50 (sarc) polls the past 6 months that have kept Obama appearing to have a lead. As Romney is surging, it seems the d+ numbers are actually falling into a nearly possible range and the combination shows and incredible turn around…..

  • orringtonmom (D)

    so i read that obama is going to have his election night rally somewhere smaller than last time… is that so people are already in the streets when it is time to riot?

    • kindamara

      Supposedly he’s “rented out” McCormick Place in Chicago. I’m sure all his union buddies are thrilled with the money they will be making. Keep in mind, you need a union electrician to plug a lamp in at McCormick Place.

  • CalCon10

    Hang on, folks. There’s an October Surprise in store. Some leftist hooligans have a website purporting to “out” (probably) Romney in three days.

    Let’s not celebrate just yet. Remember the Bush DUI in 2000, and that Obama is the product of a a much scummier political sewer than Gore.

    Bottom line: Obama & Co. could still steal this. Easily.

    • Shawna

      The two guys that started that site are responsible for the “greatest rick roll ever”, too…so….

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Is this the Rickroll that’s already rolled?

    • BigDogJunction

      Troll is troll.

      If some leftist hooligans had some smashing info to ruin Romney, it would be the Zero Propaganda Press Pool releasing it. Nothing but a bunch of leftards searching for their 15 minutes of fame.

      Bottom line, is Zero is toast. History doesn’t lie, rarely makes mistakes. Every reasonable, rational sign, poll, study group, etc has Romney winning this election… BIG.

      Oh yeah, Bush won in 2000. And Kerry NEVER had a 7 pt lead, this late in the game, if at all.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      And just what website is this, huh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.e.simmons Bobby E. Simmons

    This just in : Brain eating zombies from outer space has invaded Washington DC. So far several of them are showing signs of starvation !!

  • hwy505

    Trippi is right, Romney doesn’t have the lead that the polls indicate – its probably MUCH MORE! Can you say LANDSLIDE?

  • http://twitter.com/MaggieHensley Margaret Hensley

    No, no…that’s ok, libs. Move along. Nothing to see here.

  • Mikek

    I agree with Mr. Trippi. What I find so funny is that when Gallup showed Obama up and pulling away before first debate (using RV’s), no one on the left questioned it. Now it shows Mitt up and Nate Silver calls it an outlier?

  • http://www.facebook.com/wrjnicholson William R Nicholson

    Isn’t It Amazing How Gallup Has Good Numbers Reported By The Dying Lame Stream Media , When It Shows obama Up Yet When the naked emperor’s Numbers Are Down ; Gallup Must Be Way Wrong ? If Any Of These Lame Stream Dolts Want To Put Their Money Where There Mouth Is , Why Don’t They Place A Bet Now In Las Vegas That Says They’re Betting 10% Of Their Salary Next Year , That the naked emperor Wins 4 More Years Of Failure ! ! ! They’ll Not Bet Against Gallup , Will They ?

    • stuckinIL4now

      Yeah, and the regime suing Gallup hasn’t seemed to intimidate them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

    Funny how a few weeks ago, these same morons on the left were using the same polls to create a false preference-cascade by saying that Romney’s campaign had collapsed and it was all ove for him.

    Weird, huh?

  • http://twitter.com/scalzo31 D.Scalzo

    Don’t get over confident felloe conservatives. Get out and vote! Go get your friends and family with you to vote. Make Obama a one and done president.

  • BeeKaaay

    Not out of the woods yet. We need to see the results of the ultimate and most important poll. The one that takes place November 6th.

  • E Lantz

    Despite the fact the media has tried to hack Romney out of the election they had to let him be seen in the debates. Yes, there is an alternative to communism.

  • E Lantz

    Things can only get nastier from here out.

  • Dencal26

    Nate Silver said the GOP would win 52 seats in 2010, He was off over 20%. Nate is a baseball analyst. DailyKos is the last blog to say anything about polls. 2010
    Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas took to his website Tuesday morning to announce his recent decision to file a lawsuit against former pollster, Research 2000
    Kos provided years of Bogus Polls.

  • BigDogJunction

    I’ve been saying this for over a year. Zero is going to be sent packing in a landslide. Its not going to be close. Neither electoral, nor popular (popular is going to be VERY ugly for Zero).

    Look at the political map, now imagine everything red, with the exception of the NE and parts of the West and of course, Illinois.

    That’s it. The dems aren’t winning Florida and they’re certainly NOT winning Ohio.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Don’t concede Illinois just yet–Obamuh could lose his faux home state, too.

      • BigDogJunction

        Illinois is my dark horse upset pick. Shhh.

    • Dutchmother

      I hope you’re right, however I can’t help but think that the millions on food stamps and welfare are none to ready to give up their ‘livelihood’, and that they’re ready to guard that income with their votes, even fraudulent votes, if necessary. Makes my stomach churn to even imagine another 4 years w/ the same man in office. And while debating w/ a liberal friend last night, THESE PEOPLE WILL NOT LISTEN TO REASON. In their minds the last 4 years were bad b/c of Bush (she SAID that!), or the American people are to blame (she SAID that, too!) and that she just didn’t see how Romney will be any better. I have said ‘WAKE UP’ until I’m blue in the face, but some will NOT listen to reason. I think the election will be close. I just pray that those too lazy to work will be too lazy to get out and vote!

  • tjp77

    Nobody should be popping the champagne yet. Seriously.

    The ONLY poll that matters right now is OHIO. Yeah it’s great that the national polls continue swinging towards Romney; momentum is good. But this election is not going to be like any other one, and a lot of conventional wisdom has already been proven wrong thus far.

    We need to keep the pressure on and make sure we win OHIO. If we can do that, we win the White House. If not, we may be in trouble.

    • Kate

      Can Romney win without Ohio? That’s the only state that I see as questionable right now. I think he’s got FL and VA, and a few other swing. What if he gets PA? (Personally, I want Mitt to be the first candidate in my lifetime to make Michigan a red state!)

      • tjp77

        If he gets PA, it’ll negate Ohio and he can win. But even if PA is looking better it’s still a long shot.

        Without Ohio he basically needs to sweep every other swing state to win.

    • Kate

      Can Romney win without Ohio? That’s the only state that I see as questionable right now. I think he’s got FL and VA, and a few other swing. What if he gets PA? (Personally, I want Mitt to be the first candidate in my lifetime to make Michigan a red state!)

  • http://twitter.com/JLG1956 Jerome Goolsby

    The Obamassiah is going to wind up as the Democratic Socialist Party of America (DSA) version of Herbert Hoover….something even James Earl Carter failed to do.

  • BigDogJunction

    The ridiculous fear-mongering is just that. Ridiculous. This election has been over for some time.

    Please, someone tell me where Zero has picked up a SINGLE vote from? Independents and moderates? Nope… they’ve left him in droves. Women? Not anymore. Black people? Then why are black pastors telling their parishioners to STAY HOME on election day? Why has his percentage of the Hispanic vote PLUMMETED?

    You think those college grads that voted for Hope and Change, now working at McDonald’s, living at home are going to show up to vote for Zero? The current crop of youth, isn’t nearly as energized and what that means, is we go back to the historical fact… the YOUTH DOESN’T SHOW UP TO VOTE, when there’s nothing historical to vote for. Being the first reelected Mulatto, doesn’t mean @#$%.

    Onto Romney. While not the ideal Conservative candidate, he’s FAR more popular and electable than McCain was. The electorate was pissed McCain was forced on us and when McCain REFUSED to go after Zero on anything, he lost. This time, that electorate that DIDN’T show up for McCain, WILL/ARE going to show up for Romney, especially with Paul Ryan on the ticket.

    Seriously, anyone thinking this is going to be close, after taking reality and rational thought-process into account, isn’t playing with a full deck, or just a perpetual pessimist.

    • Kate

      Exactly…do you know a single McCain voter who will vote for Obummer this time? Neither do I.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        Do you know a single Obama supporter who will vote for Romney this time? Yes!! Oh this election will be so sweet..can’t wait to see the Lefties cry.

        • Kate

          First they’ll cry, then they’ll whine about how Romney “stole” or “bought” the election.

    • Kate

      Exactly…do you know a single McCain voter who will vote for Obummer this time? Neither do I.

  • nc

    Can we please declare an end to ALL polls until the election, the only poll that counts?

  • JOHN STRONG

    Don’t get complacent Obama is still lying Oop I meant trying.

  • ratizbad

    Yogi Berra always said in a game”It ain’t over till it’s over”,I hope he is wrong just once,
    Romney/Ryan,or as I say President Romney & Vice Ryan.

  • Brian Sprouse

    funny how the Gallop was the hard truth when Obama is in the lead, now the dems are saying it’s about as accurate as a scud. Can’t have it both way dems. Admit it, you backed a looser 4 years ago and won but now you are backing the same looser and this time will loose.

  • Cruz2016!!!

    Vote Romney/Ryan! Make it happen!

  • Ho Chi Mane

    Democrats aren’t “the left.”

  • Ho Chi Mane

    Democrats aren’t “the left.”

  • Mini14’sBlkStrat

    The dems/libs are in a panic, expect them to say and do anything.

  • Mini14’sBlkStrat

    The dems/libs are in a panic, expect them to say and do anything.

  • poljunkie♪

    No one likes Gallup unless they are ahead.

  • poljunkie♪

    No one likes Gallup unless they are ahead.

  • $30756787

    Bob: It isn’t the end. It’s only the beginning of the end. Before it’s over you’ll be bawling your eyes out.

  • $30756787

    Bob: It isn’t the end. It’s only the beginning of the end. Before it’s over you’ll be bawling your eyes out.

  • bjigler

    And remember, most undecided voters end up voting for the challenger :)

  • bjigler

    And remember, most undecided voters end up voting for the challenger :)

  • irishgirl91

    We currently have one of the most valuable human beings in the world living with us. 21y.o female independent. We have 3 computers, 3 smart phones and 1 LANDLINE! We are hardly old fuddy duddys just think it is smart to have a landline, but my gosh is that thing ringing off the hook looking for my daughters opinion. She hates politics and refuses to answer polls. Though she, her father and I are same sex marriage supporters and she is pro-choice, she is voting for Romney. Figure that Daily Kos.

  • irishgirl91

    We currently have one of the most valuable human beings in the world living with us. 21y.o female independent. We have 3 computers, 3 smart phones and 1 LANDLINE! We are hardly old fuddy duddys just think it is smart to have a landline, but my gosh is that thing ringing off the hook looking for my daughters opinion. She hates politics and refuses to answer polls. Though she, her father and I are same sex marriage supporters and she is pro-choice, she is voting for Romney. Figure that Daily Kos.

  • TocksNedlog

    Someone is being booed off the stage . . .

  • cscape

    “Live by ’em….and Die by ’em”….. sorry DEMS…. you just cannot have it both ways!

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    If these are the numbers the Collaborationist Media admit to, you can be certain it’s a even more, same as they’ve always been. I STILL think this has the potential to be an electoral blowout rivaling or even surpassing Reagan/Carter.

  • Aestro

    Washington Post did a write-up on the gallup numbers, stating that Obama still has the lead in most regions but is getting killed in the South, to no big surprise. It’s a biased article, but I’d be curious to see the breakdown straight from Gallup.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/10/19/about-that-gallup-poll-is-romney-really-up-by-7-and-will-obama-win-the-election-anyway/?tid=ts_carousel

    The electoral college is where Nate Silver bases his “odds” for Obama, not the polls. Just the same, the only votes that matter are the ones cast on election day. I wasn’t jumping out of my seat when Obama was leading a few months ago and I’m not quivering now.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    Oh so when Obuma’s ahead the Gallup Poll is accurate, but when he’s behind it’s not. Fail logic.

  • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

    A big shout out to Bob B.
    If it hadn’t been for him inspiring me to be active and helping the Carter campaign, I wouldn’t be an Republican today.
    I was able to see my mistake, and learn from it.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If this is the case, then Fox News’ influence must be rubbing off on Bob, and he’s s l o w l y moving to the right… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    *S l o w l y * Jawamax 8<{D}

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.robinson.75 Matt Robinson

    If obama was smart, he would fire Stephanie Cutter, Axelrod, Carney, Plouffe, LaBolt and all the other spineless amoebas he has surrounded himself and his campaign with, and hire more Joe Trippis. He is the only sane democrat strategist, and the only that recognizes, or will admit the truth. You want to keep Barry in the white house, you have to cut off all of the little lying kids and the combover king that work for him and get somebody with REAL experience. but that would be a lot to ask of President that has No experience himself other than saying “present”, you know, to recognize real talent and intelligence in someone else? Way too much to ask. oh wait, i know why. guys like trippi, ones that actually have a moral veign running through them, would want to campaign based on facts….which creates a huge problem for the incumbent president.

  • czynik

    Don’t give up Big Bob – evangelical Christians and Catholics will probably stay at home rather than vote for a Mormon so 0bama could win after all. The polls are based on just saying who you would vote for, not actually voting.

    • BeeKaaay

      Catholics won’t stay home. Leftist CINOs will vote Obama, and the real Catholics vote for Romney. Leftist protestants will vote Obama though.

  • BeeKaaay

    Anything that makes leftwingwackos melt down must be a good thing.

  • Youxia88

    @NAACP and BlacKKK Panthers in #Ohio are banning pro-Romney ads. Whites are out numbered and out gunned!