Something isn’t just rotten in Denmark. Try Washington, D.C., where liberal are going insane reacting to the latest Pew poll results that show Romney kicking election butt by 49-45.
The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan freaked out about the math and the “12 point swing” that sent Romney from down by 8 points to up by 4. Sullivan asked: “Did Obama Just Throw The Entire Election Away?” That rant earned it front-page coverage on Drudge with the headline: “SULLIVAN: SOS OBAMA.”
For a guy trying to boost his team, his comments were harsh. “Look: I'm trying to rally some morale, but I've never seen a candidate this late in the game, so far ahead, just throw in the towel in the way Obama did last week,” he explained.
Nate Silver, who writes The New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog, tried to calm lefty nerves via Twitter. “According to Twitter, Barack Obama went from a huge favorite at 1 PM to a huge underdog at 4 PM. Get a grip, people,” he wrote. Silver still claimed that Romney’s chances went from 21.6 percent to 24.4 percent, or what the blogger called “a huge data point for Romney.” But he undercut that by saying the GOP candidate’s “polling today was pretty mediocre without it.”
In fact, Silver concluded everything was still fine in liberal land and that though Romney’s chances had “nearly doubled,” twice nothing was still nothing. “But were it not for the Pew poll, our forecast would have been unchanged from Monday, with Mr. Romney’s chances holding at 21.6 percent.”
Soros-supported lefty site Alternet, did its part to downplay the poll results with a piece headlined: “10 Things You Should Know About the Post-Debate Polls.” All ten reasons could be summed up in one word: disbelieve! “But it's not wise to read too much into the polls immediately after a significant development like Romney's winning performance in the first debate,” argued Joshua Holland.
Dan Gainor is the Boone Pickens Fellow and the Media Research Center’s Vice President for Business and Culture. He writes frequently about media for Fox News Opinion. He can also be contacted on Facebook and Twitter as dangainor.