HotAir Daily Express 10/01/2012

Politico/GWU poll shows virtual tie, Romney improving among independents
10/1/2012 10:01:05 AM  Ed Morrissey
Welcome to October! Today must be Poll Day, as media groups try to determine the lay of the land ahead of the first debate on Wednesday.  The new Washington Post/ABC News poll put the national race in a virtual tie at 49/47 for Barack Obama, and so does

Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …
10/1/2012 9:21:58 AM  Ed Morrissey
On one hand, you have to admire the chutzpah it takes to say this to Candy Crowley’s face when she accuses Barack Obama of doing what he accused Mitt Romney of doing — shooting first on Libya and asking questions later.  Axelrod tries to

WaPo/ABC poll: Tied nationally — but a big Obama swing-state lead?
10/1/2012 8:41:34 AM  Ed Morrissey
Can Mitt Romney have such a huge lead in non-swing states that he can be within two points of Barack Obama nationally — but be behind in swing states by eleven?  So says the Washington Post today in their curiously schizophrenic report: Nationally,

Obamateurism of the Day
10/1/2012 8:01:17 AM  Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama decided to give Americans a little straight talk in his weekly radio address on Saturday.  He’d like to solve a lot of problems, especially mortgage reform, but he can’t.  Why not? Congress is too busy campaigning, that’s

Quotes of the day
9/30/2012 8:01:17 PM  Allahpundit
Mitt Romney is about as close to defeating President Barack Obama as any Republican could have hoped to be. The polls–if you believe them–show him slightly or significantly behind, but within striking distance. The challenge he faces is

Chris Christie not really into the whole ‘downplaying debate expectations’ game
9/30/2012 6:31:41 PM  Erika Johnsen
Both the Obama and Romney camps have been pretty actively engaged in trying to set a low bar for their respective candidates for the upcoming presidential debates starting this week. Adding on to the ‘President Obama has had no time to prepare and

Are the debates going to matter?
9/30/2012 5:01:58 PM  Jazz Shaw
A continuing theme I’ve been hearing on the political gabfests on cable news this week is that not only are the current polling numbers sketchy at best, they don’t really matter all that much because… wait until the debates! That seems

Is polling science, art or witchcraft?
9/30/2012 3:31:46 PM  Jazz Shaw
One of the stories I’ve been following here at good ole’ Hot Gas this month has been Allahpundit’s ponderings on precisely what value – if any – the polls have in gauging the temperature of the electorate. (Here and here

WaPo confirms: State Dept did nothing to address security concerns in Benghazi
9/30/2012 2:01:48 PM  Ed Morrissey
Most of what the Washington Post reports today we already knew — the security at our consulate in Benghazi obviously didn’t meet even minimal standards, let alone the requirements of a diplomatic mission in an area where radical Islamist

A few cases to watch in this SCOTUS term
9/30/2012 12:31:35 PM  Jazz Shaw
Two branches of the federal government – the legislative and executive – have long since checked out and are now working full time to try to save their jobs for the next month or so. But the remaining branch, The Supreme Court, is heading

NFL Week 4 open thread
9/30/2012 11:01:39 AM  Ed Morrissey
I had big plans for this week’s NFL open-thread post if the officials hadn’t returned to duty.  Instead of handicapping the teams, I was going to handicap the refs, making a few references to Lingerie Bowl-reject officiating, and offer crazy