The latest ads from the Obama campaign were filmed in the West Wing of the White House, which is an unusual, but not unique venue for campaign commercials to be filmed.

Mitt Romney is hitting the White House over the security leak issue, continuing his campaign’s theme this week of highlighting foreign policy.

Two current takes on the election, with Michael Medved making a case why President Obama faces an uphill climb, and then Real Clear Politics on why Romney seems to be spinning his wheels in the polls.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    The only polls that matter to me at this point are the Obama polls. People know who Obama is, what he done, and where he wants us to go. This election will be a referendum on his job performance. As such, the polls that are directly related to Obama’s job approval, trust on the economy, etc. are the most telling.

    I will not begin to closely watch the daily horse race polls until both side have their conventions. At that time the gates will fly open and the match race begins. Republicans it seems (Although I have no evidence to support) tend to under poll. Not sure why, but it seems to happen more often than not. Right now the bugle has just been sounded and there is ten minutes to post time, the horses have been saddled up, inspected, and mounted, giving the public one last glimpse at their form before making their way to the gates. I do believe Obama should have a slight lead as the gates opens as he is the incumbent and holds the title of POTUS.

  • Anonymous

    The only polls that matter to me at this point are the Obama polls. People know who Obama is, what he done, and where he wants us to go. This election will be a referendum on his job performance. As such, the polls that are directly related to Obama’s job approval, trust on the economy, etc. are the most telling.

    I will not begin to closely watch the daily horse race polls until both side have their conventions. At that time the gates will fly open and the match race begins. Republicans it seems (Although I have no evidence to support) tend to under poll. Not sure why, but it seems to happen more often than not. Right now the bugle has just been sounded and there is ten minutes to post time, the horses have been saddled up, inspected, and mounted, giving the public one last glimpse at their form before making their way to the gates. I do believe Obama should have a slight lead as the gates opens as he is the incumbent and holds the title of POTUS.

  • Steve Feinstein

    Some things to keep in mind about polls:

    1. Most polls are of “registered” voters, a more Dem-leaning demographic than “likely” voters. Always look at that if you can.

    2. Many polls have a larger pct of Dem voters in their sample than Repubs. Try to ascertain the composition of the sample population before putting too much stock in the tally.

    3. Human nature being what it is, many people will answer in a way that they think will please or impress the pollster, i.e. “Yes, I’m voting for Obama.” Many are afraid of being thought of as racist or prejudiced, but once in the privacy of the voting booth, all bets are off.

    Remember, look at history: Carter and Reagan were within a very few pct points right up to the election, but the actual result was a total landslide. It would be very, very surprising if Romney ever holds a commanding lead in the pre-election polls themselves, but it’s quite possible that he will win by a clear margin, regardless of what the polls say.

  • Steve Feinstein

    Some things to keep in mind about polls:

    1. Most polls are of “registered” voters, a more Dem-leaning demographic than “likely” voters. Always look at that if you can.

    2. Many polls have a larger pct of Dem voters in their sample than Repubs. Try to ascertain the composition of the sample population before putting too much stock in the tally.

    3. Human nature being what it is, many people will answer in a way that they think will please or impress the pollster, i.e. “Yes, I’m voting for Obama.” Many are afraid of being thought of as racist or prejudiced, but once in the privacy of the voting booth, all bets are off.

    Remember, look at history: Carter and Reagan were within a very few pct points right up to the election, but the actual result was a total landslide. It would be very, very surprising if Romney ever holds a commanding lead in the pre-election polls themselves, but it’s quite possible that he will win by a clear margin, regardless of what the polls say.