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How the 2012 election polling really was skewed for Mitt Romney

Harry Enten, guardian.co.uk There is a fear runs through any good prognosticator’s bones when dealing with a seemingly close election. Polls are not perfect. They are instruments to judge public opinion, and they can be wrong. 2012 also had the added feature of Republican confidence. You didn’t have to look very…

Maine news anchor team resigns on air over ‘unbalanced news’

Two anchors who have worked at Maine sister television stations, ABC affiliate WVII and Fox affiliate WFVX, for a combined 12 years cited “unbalanced news” after they surprised staff on Tuesday by tendering their resignations on the air. At the end of the 6 p.m. newscast, Cindy Michaels and Tony…

Dan Senor: Romney lost because of a ‘systemic failure’ in polling

Neoconservative Dan Senor is blaming everything and everyone but former nominee Mitt Romney for Republicans losing the White House in 2012. In his first appearance on Morning Joe since the election, the former Romney adviser said that a “systemic crisis in the world of polling” gave the campaign bad data.…

Jeb Bush Jr. claims Rubio is ‘pro-science’ after ‘Earth was created in 7 days’ remark

Jeb Bush Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), on Tuesday defended Sen. Marco Rubio as “pro-science” after the Florida Republican said he was not sure if the Earth was created in seven actual days because “it’s one of the great mysteries.” “I’m not a scientist, man,”…

Rep. Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy

Citing “inaccuracies’ in the vote, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) conceded to, and congratulated, Democrat Patrick Murphy on Tuesday morning. “While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results, and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise questions in my mind and…

Rep. Allen West loses more ground to challenger after recount

Rep. Allen West’s (R-FL) reelection prospects grew dimmer Sunday, as a partial recount showed the freshman congressman, who was already projected to lose his race, falling further behind his opponent. Democrat Patrick Murphy gained 242 votes in St. Lucie County after a recount of  early ballots there, boosting his lead to…

Jindal: Republicans need to stop ‘saying stupid things’

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) continued to critique his fellow Republicans on Sunday, saying in an appearance on Fox News that the GOP needed to stop acting so “stupid.” Jindal, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said the party needed to court a wider group of voters in order…

Lindsey Graham to Romney: GOP is in a ‘death spiral’ so ‘stop digging’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday pleaded with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to “stop digging” by insulting Hispanic voters because the party was already in a “death spiral.” In a conference call with donors last week, Romney suggested that he lost his bid for the White House because…

Lieberman on McCain, Graham: ‘My two amigos’ wrong on Benghazi hearings

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is known for backing Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on hawkish national security policies but on Sunday said that “my two amigos” were wrong to call for a Watergate-style investigation into September attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi. During an interview on…

Republican modernizers desert Romney as GOP looks to the future

A succession of top Republicans have begun distancing themselves fromMitt Romney after the former presidential hopeful made a series of blunt comments about minority groups as he sought to explain why he lost the race for the White House. Romney, who less than two weeks ago was still a real contender to be…

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