Washington, Nov. 2: Both Republican presidential candidate Romney and President Barack Obama’s campaign not only think they can win, but are convinced that they will win.
To be clear, this is not just about ‘spin and bravado’. Each side says that they have empirical evidence that shows their candidate is ahead.
“We have the math, they have the myth,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said on a conference call with reporters, expressing confidence that the president will win the White House race.
According to ABC News, Messina and his Obama campaign counterpart, David Axelrod, dismissed speculation that new ads and campaign stops by Republicans and Democrats in states that had been considered safe-Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania-are signs of a struggling campaign.
“I’ve put my moustache on the line,” Axelrod said of Obama’s odds of holding those states.
Axelrod characterized the momentum the Romney campaign has been projecting as ‘faux-mentum’ and said there was a ‘growing recognition on the other side that Ohio is fading away.’
Meanwhile, Republicans, and not just Team Romney, but every Republican who is involved in surveying voters in swing states, said that their polls show a very different race than the one that Democrats and media pollsters have shown.
“We have an intensity advantage,” Romney’s campaign pollster Neil Newhouse said, adding: “And you know what? We don’t even need to prove this to you in terms of campaign interest and all these other pieces of data. All you need to do is look at Obama’s job approval rating.”
Democrats, not just the Obama campaign, but reputable Democratic pollsters, said that their polling in places like the Buckeye State is gives Obama a lead similar to what the public polls are showing.
And of those blue states the Romney campaign is trying to turn red-Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Michigan – Romney strategist Russ Schriefer noted: “I think we’re in an excellent position to win.”
According to the report, whatever the campaigns claim, but, at the end of the day, one group of pollsters is going to be right and one group is going to be wrong.(ANI)