Before Starting the Circular Firing Squad…

It might be a good idea to look at the exit polling:

Here is what the exit poll found. Mr. Romney’s personal image took a hard hit during the primary campaign and remained weak on election day. Just 47% of exit-poll respondents viewed him favorably, compared with 53% for Mr. Obama. Throughout the campaign, Mr. Romney’s favorable ratings were among the lowest recorded for a presidential candidate in the modern era. A persistent problem was doubt about his empathy with the average voter. By 53% to 43%, exit-poll respondents said that Mr. Obama was more in touch than Mr. Romney with people like themselves.

Mr. Romney was never fully embraced by Republicans themselves, which may have inhibited the expected strong Republican turnout. Pew’s election-weekend survey found Mr. Romney with fewer strong supporters (33%) than Mr. Obama (39%). Similarly, a much greater percentage of Obama supporters (80%) than Romney supporters (60%) told Pew that they were voting for their candidate rather than against his opponent.

We lost a hard one, but we do not need to destroy ourselves as a result. Chin up, we have elections to prepare for less than two years from now.

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2 Responses to Before Starting the Circular Firing Squad…

  1. feeblemind says:

    It is hard to keep one’s chin up when Dem electoral fraud is blatant, systemic and getting worse as there are no consequences for it.

    Hard to keep one’s chin up when the GOP’s answer to their election losses is to veer sharply left.

  2. Gaius says:

    All the more reason to stay involved. State election rules are made by the states. Time to get control of elections by requiring voter ID.

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