With many polling firms all reporting a Presidential race that has remained boringly static for months, it is not surprising that some pollsters are trying to be extra creative to stand out from the pack. But this set of questions from an actual poll of swing states by Purple Strategy takes it to a bizarre new level.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 9, 2011 11:30 am|
Seriously, David Axelrod? You ride to the White House on a campaign to rise above intolerance, negativity and partisanship, and without a moment of self-reflection, announce a campaign based on … intolerance, negativity and partisanship? Rather than fix the economy by having the political courage to do what you said needed to be done when you were stoking people’s hope in 2008, you now plan to impose the austerity measures they overwhelmingly oppose and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to tell people your “weird” opponent in his “skinny jeans” is not “principled and consistent”? You want to fan the same bigotry and cultural biases the President promised to rise above, hoping win reelection by virtue suppressing turnout?