Well, this news must have been like a slap in the face to Team O in Chicago. They’ve been pushing hard on early voting, and Romney is leading by 6 points according to Gallup. But I’m sure Nate Silver will have an explanation to help soothe the lefties.
H/T Charles B.
Wow! Look at this:
This morning President Obama’s campaign indicated they are going on the air in Pennsylvania and sending Joe Biden to the state trying to protect a state that just one week ago was considered to be safe ground. One possible reason? The enormous GOP edge in absentee ballot returns in the state, creating an enormous and unexpected hole for the President’s campaign to dig out of.
In 2008 the GOP edged the Democrats by just 2% in absentee returns. As of today the GOP’s lead is 18.8% — a 16.9% bump in a state Obama won by 10% in 2008. Republicans have turned in 55.2% of the absentee ballots to date while the Democrats have returned just 36.4%.
Update: Linked by Scared Monkeys – thanks!