Markos Moulitsas, founder and publisher of the Daily Kos, analyzes the latest election 2012 poll numbers with “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer. Nationwide, Obama is beating Romney by three points and is even further ahead in four key swing states — by seven points in Ohio, for example, and five points in Florida.
Responding to Romney’s claim in an ABC interview that the “race is tied,” Moulitsas says, “The race is not tied. It’s not even close to being tied. Obama has a fairly significant and solid lead in the national polling, and … in the swing state polls, it’s not even close right now.”
Both Spitzer and Moulitsas agree that Romney’s biggest problems have been his campaign’s inability to focus on jobs and unemployment instead of social issues, and Romney’s perceived lack of empathy. “I’ve always believed that the best way for [Romney] to gain in the polls would be to go dark. Just disappear. Don’t let anybody see him, and hope that they forget what he’s actually really like,” Moulitsas says.