Mitt Romney’s campaign has been one bungle after another and the polls are showing the toll his mistakes and mis-speaks have racked up.
NBC News reports, “In NBC’s first battleground map since the conventions and a slew of new state polling, President Obama has expanded his electoral-vote lead over Mitt Romney — but only slightly. There are now 243 electoral votes in Obama’s column and 191 in Romney’s, with 104 in the Toss-up category; 270 are needed to win the presidency. Last month, before the conventions, the president was ahead 237-191.”
And Nate Silver reports on FiveThirtyEight that “Obama’s Convention Bounce May Not Be Receding.” Silver notes that Obama’s “chances of winning the Electoral College are 76.1 percent, according to the forecast, up from 75.2 percent on Wednesday.”
None of this bodes well at all for the struggling Romney campaign which is now reported to have also hit a financial snag, the “financial tide has turned against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his key allies, who spent more than they brought in and were outraised by President Obama during the month of August, according to disclosures filed Thursday.”
In the light of that news, what was the Romney campaign thinking when they “handed out more than $200,000 in bonuses last month to senior staffers.”
Finally, I have to say former Republican candidate Herman Cain must be smoking something good to believe that he would “have a “substantial lead” over President Barack Obama if he were the Republican nominee instead of Mitt Romney.” Yah… right… Herman.