After tomorrow, we won’t have to worry about the validity of polls — for at least a couple hours.
For now, they provide interesting gristle to chew on. Of course, I would prefer a Porterhouse or a Cuban cigar to chew on but polls are cheaper.
Now it could be that Mitt Romney will roll over Barack Obama like a ten-pin Tuesday, but the latest Gallup Poll says differently.
Who am I to argue with Gallup? Those folks won’t brush their teeth before polling toothpaste manufacturers.
The latest Gallup Poll is expected to show Romney leading the president 49 to 48 percent among likely nationally voters. The poll’s margin of error is 1 point, meaning that Romney and Obama are virtually in a tie.
It’s the first poll since Hurricane Sandy, and shows a sudden surge, pardon the pun, by Obama. The last poll in October showed Romney up 51 to 46. But that was before Chris Christie put Obama in a bear hug.
Then again, the Redskins Rule could trump any and all polls, not to mention the Electoral College
Since 1940 the Redskins Rule has correctly predicted the outcome of the presidential election 17 of 18 times.
Simply put, the rule states that if the Washington Redskins win their last home game before the presidential election, the incumbent party will retain the White House. If the Redskins lose, the non-incumbent party wins.
The Redskins got beat by the visiting Carolina Panthers 21-13 yesterday. So I guess Romney is a Master Lock tomorrow. I wonder if Mitt took all that money he didn’t pay taxes with all those years and bet big on the Redskins.