Oct
28
2012

Mason-Dixon: Florida’s gone and thanks for playing, Barry.

The writing was on the wall when Suffolk stopped polling there, but Mason-Dixon confirmed it today: it’s over in Florida and Romney will win.

An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll of likely voters along the Interstate 4 corridor finds Romney leading Obama 51 percent to 45 percent, with 4 percent undecided.

“Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, which conducted the poll for the Times and its media partners. “Unless something dramatically changes — an October surprise, a major gaffe — Romney’s going to win Florida.”

Which both campaigns know very well.  What I’m hearing privately – and it may also be public information right now – is that Obama for America has left the shell of its Florida operation up for appearances, but moved out its funding and national support out to other, more hopeful places.  Which downright sucks for anybody counting on national Democratic support for downticket races, but then I’m not the one who decided to make one of the two national parties to adopt a ruthlessly top-down strategy for 2012.

Via:

Moe Lane

PS: Expand the map.

5 Comments

  • Michael says:

    Mason Dixon…has very good track record as well….GREAT NEWS…Romney was here in Kissimmee yesterday and he rocked….Crowds were everywhere and he is pulling in people from all ethnic backgrounds. Kissimmee has the largest Puerto Rican population outside Puerto Rico….very nice to see Americans from all walks of life!! And Romney’s Speech which he echoed from Pensacola was his best…talking about American Greatness and Americans go above themselves…WONDERFUL!!! I wish Mason Dixon would do some polling in PA, OH and MI….they are a great firm!!

  • Mija 'acat' Cat says:

    Does this mean good things for Mack (R-cand, Sen)?

    A cat can hope, he’s been closing and split ballots are hard… A few “Give Romney the support he needs in Congress” ads may help…

    Mew

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    RE: Which downright sucks for anybody counting on national Democratic support for downticket races…

    The simple truth is that Obama never was the type to support down ticket races and certainly not financially. None of the vast sums he raised was ever shared with the House or Senate committees. Like Clinton, Obama will leave the Democrat Party weaker than when he took office.

  • OU812 says:

    Assuming FL is in Romney’s category (which it certainly appears to be) and he wins the WH, the next thing I hope for is the FL elects Connie Mack to the Senate and GOP gets it (coattails) and that the twin bozos – Alan Grayson and Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz – don’t as a result of negative coattails. Well, we can hope can’t we?!

  • creeper says:

    Freddie Sykes
    October 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    “The simple truth is that Obama never was the type to support down ticket races and certainly not financially. None of the vast sums he raised was ever shared with the House or Senate committees. Like Clinton, Obama will leave the Democrat Party weaker than when he took office.”

    Yes, indeed. The party will be weaker. Obama, however, will be much richer, courtesy of all the unspent campaign funds contributed to barackobamadotcom. That money is his to keep, after payment of taxes. He’s been raiding Dem national coffers for months while squirreling away his own funds. Why haven’t downticket Dems screamed bloody murder?

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