They both go with “Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama.” Well… yes. This is not particularly surprising. Mitt Romney is what we call “the Re-pub-li-can nom-in-ee.” Barack Obama is “a lib-er-al Dem-o-crat.” That military veterans default to preferring the former over the latter is a ‘revelation’ roughly equivalent about the one about water tending to flow downhill. Admittedly, 28 points is a fairly large deal, but this is a difference in degree, not in kind.
No, what they should have used for the title was “Romney & Obama tied in April, May.”
Obama and Romney are tied overall at 46% apiece among all registered voters in this sample. Men give Romney an eight-point edge, while women opt for Obama over Romney by seven points.
Results are based on telephone interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking April 11-May 24, 2012, with a random sample of 43,352 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Note that the two are not being reported as being tied among adults, merely that the original sample was of adults (they obviously filtered out the non-registered voters via arcane poll analysis procedures). If Romney was tied with Obama among adult voters at this point then people would be too busy reading stories of mass suicides among Democratic analysts and operatives to notice polls like this anyway. Also note that this is stretched out over two months, which suggests that Team Obama’s pretty much swung and missed for a while here, huh?
Conclusions? Well, aside from the obvious one: we’re still waiting to see that well-oiled re-election campaign juggernaut that the Democrats keep referring to.
…Or was that it? – Because if so, we may need to do some recalibration of standards, here.
[Not exactly an update: Ed Morrissey noticed the same thing that I did. Guess I should have published this before I took my eldest to the pool, huh? …Well, actually, no: I shouldn’t have.]