ANALYSIS THAT MAKES MORE SENSE THAN BIASED POLLS........
A Las Vegas "odds maker" gives his reasons for big win by Romney in November. Interesting analysis.
Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas odds maker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races.
But as an odds maker with a pretty remarkable track record of picking political races, I play no favorites. I simply use common sense to call them as I see them. Back in late December I released my New Year's Predictions. I predicted back then- before a single GOP primary had been held, with Romney trailing for months to almost every GOP competitor from Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt- that Romney would easily rout his competition to win the GOP nomination by a landslide. I also predicted that the Presidential race between Obama and Romney would be very close until election day. But that on election day Romney would win by a landslide similar to Reagan-Carter in 1980.
Understanding history, today I am even more convinced of a resounding Romney victory. 32 years ago at this moment in time, Reagan was losing by 9 points to Carter. Romney is right now running even in polls. So why do most pollsters give Obama the edge?
First, most pollsters are missing one ingredient- common sense. Here is my gut instinct. Not one American who voted for McCain 4 years ago will switch to Obama. Not one in all the land. But many millions of people who voted for an unknown Obama 4 years ago are angry, disillusioned, turned off, or scared about the future. Voters know Obama now- and that is a bad harbinger.
Now to an analysis of the voting blocks that matter in U.S. politics:
**Black voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. His endorsement of gay marriage has alienated many black church-going Christians. He may get 88% of their vote instead of the 96% he got in 2008. This is not good news for Obama.
**Jewish voters. Obama has been weak in his support of Israel . Many Jewish voters and big donors are angry and disappointed. I predict Obama's Jewish support drops from 78% in 2008 to the low 60's. This is not good news for Obama.
**Youth voters. Obama's biggest and most enthusiastic believers from 4 years ago have graduated into a job market from hell. Young people are disillusioned, frightened, and broke- a bad combination. The enthusiasm is long gone. Turnout will be much lower among young voters, as will actual voting percentages. This not good news for Obama.
**Catholic voters. Obama won a majority of Catholics in 2008. That won't happen again. Out of desperation to please women, Obama went to war with the Catholic Church over contraception. Now he is being sued by the Catholic Church. Majority lost. This is not good news for Obama.
**Small Business owners. Because I ran for Vice President last time around, and I'm a small businessman myself, I know literally thousands of small business owners. At least 40% of them in my circle of friends, fans and supporters voted for Obama 4 years ago to give someone different a chance. As I warned them that he would pursue a war on capitalism and demonize anyone who owned a business...that he'd support unions over the private sector in a big way...that he'd overwhelm the economy with spending and debt. My friends didn't listen. Four years later, I can't find one person in my circle of small business owner friends voting for Obama. Not one. This is not good news for Obama.
**Blue collar working class whites. Do I need to say a thing? White working class voters are about as happy with Obama as Boston Red Sox fans feel about the New York Yankees. This is not good news for Obama.
**Suburban moms. The issue isn't contraception, it's having a job to pay for contraception. Obama's economy frightens these moms. They are worried about putting food on the table. They fear for their children's future. This is not good news for Obama.
**Military Veterans. McCain won this group by 10 points. Romney is winning by 24 points. The more our military vets got to see of Obama, the more they disliked him. This is not good news for Obama. Add it up. Is there one major group where Obama has gained since 2008? Will anyone in America wake up on election day saying, I didn't vote for Obama 4 years ago, but he's done such a fantastic job, I can't wait to vote for him today. Does anyone feel that a vote for Obama makes their job more secure?
Forget the polls. My gut instincts as a Vegas odds maker and common sense small businessman tell me this will be a historic landslide and a world-class repudiation of Obama's radical and risky socialist agenda. It's Reagan-Carter all over again.
But I'll give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.
I hope you are right, it is very difficult to overcome an opponent who lies systematically and is supported by a media that also lies systematically.
i will vote for romney f course and will try to get all the conservatives i know to go to vote, but i am shocked at the resilience of Obama's appeal, i would expect him to be supported only by the special interest groups that have been bought and paid for with our tax $:
minorities, gays and lesbians, unions some misguided youth for a total of perhaps 35% of the electorate, instead i face every day the reality of the polls
I Pray you are right.
I agree with this article, but we must be ready for the tactics that may/will come our way once the big Dem machine see the loss that is coming. Be prepaired .......
BE ON THE WATCH FOR MARTIAL LAW! OBAMA HAS PASSED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO GIVE HIM CONTROL OF EVERYTHING!
BE PREPARED FOR ANARCHY! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUPP\LIES OF FOOD AND WATER-AND SELF PROTECTION!
This seems like common sense and is how I feel. Problem is the electorate seems to have lost their common sense.
Anyone with half a brain would not vote for the usurper!!! If you just look at FACTS, then it is a no brainer in who to vote for!!!!
I understand common sense.... I agree with common sense .... but some people are so disillusioned that they'll believe the same lies a second time around .... why? I'm already hearing the same people saying so! And I laugh at them ... misguided, spineless, and mostly on government support not wanting to work or rather not willing to work. Thinking I'll just have a few more kids and get more money that way or that rich person who owns those 6 cars and that million dollar mansion can take care of me .... wake up stupid... they earned that money. It's not your's!!
all one has to do is listen to Mr. Obama & compare what he says to reality. As a retired Air Force officer, if I would misrepresented anything just once in the way Mr Obama has done on hundreds of occasions, I would have been court martialled & serving hard time. As a member of the military, I had to have background checks on every aspect of my life to get even the lowest-level security clearance, yet we know almost nothing about the commander-in-chief of our national military establishment. Most of the people on his staff, especially the czars, are members of organizations and espouse beliefs that are forbidden for military personnel & their family members. And to falsify documents such as the ones for the family trip to Africa & classifying his 2 daughters as "senior staff" persons. America cannot afford this man until the end of this term, much less for 4 more years. If the electorate gives him 4 more years, we will definitely see the end of the USA as we know it & will basically find ourselves fulfilling Karl Marx's postulation that America will fall from within without a shot being fired.
Couldn't agree with you more Tracy.......it defies any measure of reason, common-sense, legality, constitutional authority.........to allow Obama in the White House.........we are where we are and as you say if we do not remove him with a legal vote in November, the USA is done.
Even still I continue to have conversations with O supporters that do not respond to truth, and while having their own version of truth, they believe O's fictitious facts. These people are hopeless, and many even claim to be Christians. These people do not believe in America, White Americans, calling us imperialist's, and these people cannot see the other side of the coin. They cannot see what their efforts are truly going to net results in. These people are part of the problem, because these believe the agenda which is based on liberalism, using strong propaganda, and has the claim that America has been & is still an imperialist nation, and they are believing that their leadership wants to return lands to those who once inhabited certain locations throughout the world. These people are deceived, by the same spirit which committed the atrocities in Europe during the German occupations by Hitler. They are fools, blind fools, and they are going to their own deaths taking our nation down with it.
I like many who reply on this form hope and pray that the out come will be as you have reported with high anticipation.I know we have all been working very hard in our own ways to support all and any efforts to preserve our constitution,freedom and our pursuit of happiness,the articles that Twana,Harry and Dee bring to us have kept informed enough to make the right choices as patriotic Americans who give a damn.