Why the Polls Are Way Off
When I see polls that show Obama leading or tying Romney, I think back to two experiences I had in 2008, both occurring on Route 75 in Florida. Both times I had McCain bumper stickers on my rear bumper, and both times cars with Obama stickers on tried to run me off the road.
What brought this to mind is an article in today’s American Thinker concerning the reluctance of Romney supporters to put Romney stickers on their cars or Romney signs in front of their houses. People who do are having their cars keyed or their tires slashed or worse.
I think the fear of some sort of retaliation is also showing up in poll results. After all there have been several reports of Romney donors being targeted by federal agencies and/or being outed on websites. Here is one of the reports from Fox News:
“An Idaho businessman singled out by the Obama campaign for giving $1 million in support of Mitt Romney is now the focus of IRS and Labor Department audits.
Frank VanderSloot, in an interview with FoxNews.com on Tuesday, said he received the initial audit notice from the IRS last month. Two weeks later, he got one from the Labor Department stating the agency would be looking into records related to foreign employees working at his Idaho Falls cattle ranch.
It might all be a coincidence, he said -- but the timing was peculiar.
VanderSloot gave the pro-Romney money last year to the super PAC “Restore of Future.” Then in April, he was identified along with seven other donors on an Obama campaign website as “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.”
At the time, VanderSloot spoke out and accused the campaign of targeting him unfairly. Then came the audits.” FoxNews
I am making contributions to Romney on his website, but I am not going to display a bumper sticker or a sign. If I am polled, I am going to say that I am undecided. People who read my blog are well aware of the candidate and party I support.