RUSH: Some polls are still skewing results to set up voter suppression claims to invalidate Romney victory

Rush has long said polls that were skewing results earlier in the year would become more accurate the closer to the election we get, primarily because these polling groups care about their credibility as matching up with the actual election results. The problem is that there are still some polls that are using D+7 demos and are thus showing Obama winning Ohio by +5 when most other polls show a dead heat or a slight Romney edge. Thus, Rush is being challenged by listeners who want to know why they would still be skewing the polls.

Rush posits his theory that there may be polling groups that are so far in the tank for Obama that they want to help give credence to the claim of voter suppression in the case of a close election with a Romney victory. Anticipating this, Rush says Obama is working on his ‘invalidate Romney’ lawsuit strategy that will challenge the results of close elections with the claim of voter suppression and will use polling data to amplify those claims. And that’s the reason why, he says, polling groups may still be skewing results in the favor of Democrats this close to the election.


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  • Thank you El Rushbo! This is one of the things I was thinking!! Dear leader and his sycophants all have so many tricks up their sleeves, and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit. Evil dear leader.

    • Patriot077

      I’ve been worried about this very thing since I heard about the over sampling. It isn’t intended just to make 0 look good now. Rush nailed it and I truly fear the evilness that will erupt with a Romney win.

      I hope the Republicans are prepared to defend the accusations of vote fraud.

      • Same here Patriotfriend.

      • BikerHoop

        Romney’s and intelligent person. I’m sure he’s thought of all these issues, especially since so many of his surrogates are former politicians (think: John Sununnu). I would be very surprised and disappointed if the R&R campaign doesn’t have some sort of defensive plan waiting in the wings for deployment.

        • Patriot077

          I have some faith in the Romney campaign strategy but the RNC gives me a little heartburn. Voter fraud issues would fall under their purvue, I believe. Just thinking back to how they let the DNC attorneys roll them on Norm Coleman … Of course they may have learned their lesson and Preibus seems far more up to the task than Michael Steele.

          • ChesterWalton

            If you are worrying about lawyers and courts at this point, as El Rushbow obviously is, then you know you candidate is in trouble. Sad – Mitch Daniels might have been winning this thing now.

            • Patriot077

              Hey Chester, I’m not worried at all about my candidate winning. However, I am very familiar with the massive voter fraud machine that the Democrats have been building for decades. Dead voters, illegal voters, duplicate voters, voting in someone else’s name, ad infinitum.

              Democrats would not win any race if they couldn’t pull bags of “misplaced” ballots out of their ears when they come up short.

              • ChesterWalton

                Pretty much everyone accepts that everyone cheats to win, what is your point?

  • ChesterWalton

    I think any rational person knows that when Rush pulls out one of his theories, they are more for comedic impact than insight or truth.

    • Really? Not many rational folks here then.

      • ChesterWalton

        Yes, the leaders of the GOP know that the roles of Rush, Hannity, etc. is to keep the troops in line and motivated. One way to motivate is insist that scientific polls are bogus and to pull out unfounded theories about how the dems are going to revolt through the use of lawyers and the courts to invalidate an election.

        • FutureOnePercent

          So you agree that the voter turnout will be D+7?

          I want to actually see someone put this in writing. Go ahead…

        • Scientific polls?

          I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

        • famouswolf

          You seem to think you know what everyone ‘knows’.

          Let me clue you in, you DON’T.

          • ChesterWalton

            I am sure the leaders at the RNC and Romney/Ryan are actively preparing for the senario that El Rushbo just coughed up.

            • famouswolf

              LOL Whatever.

              You ‘don’t’ take hints very well, do you.

    • bjohnson55

      Just pulled out my first string of Christmas lights getting ready to decorate my house to celebrate the Birth of Christ. Pugging in the lights I realized that string of lights reminded me of Obama voters. Half of them did not work and the other half were not all that bright.;-)

      • Mike Florey

        Ouch. That’s gonna leave a bruise!

      • Smack! Excellent!

      • ChesterWalton

        The race is close, no doubt about that – could tip either way, but unfounded claims that “they want to help give credence to the claim of voter suppression in the case of a close election with a Romney victory” don’t pass the smell test. With respect to dim bulbs, Obama supporters weren’t the ones barfing all over themselves the past 4 years screaming Marxist, Islamist, Kenya, Birth Cert., etc. This sort of drivel turns off moderate voters and could relegate the GOP to future minority party status.

        • bjohnson55

          Dream on libby, it you don’t realize by now that you and your kind are full blown Socialists bent on the destruction of this country you never will. Your so called moderate voters are awaking to the fact that the Socialists have run out of other people’s money and they are now attacking future generations (their children) by loading them down with the debt from your Socialists Utopian dreams. Where there is so much smoke and so many so called News outlets totally in the bag for Obama where they actively ignore the smoke because they believe in his Marxist/Socialist/anti-colonialist agenda and they do not vet the rumors then we get what we have now, a suspect President.

          • ChesterWalton

            Thank you for illustrating my point. This sort stuff, which in some conservative circles passes for rational thought, is killing the GOP as a national political brand.

            • bjohnson55

              Truth hurts, does it not?

            • montereyyjack

              I’m Barack Obozzo and I’ll approve this message just as soon as I can come up with a bumper sticker slogan as to why I left four Americans to die while I partied with Beyonce and JZ.

              • warpmine

                Try this one: Ambassador Stevens dead, Al’ Qaeda lives!

            • warpmine

              If the rout of the 2010 election in state houses everywhere is a wholesale destruction of the GOP brand than please send us some of what you’re smoking. On the other hand, you may wnat to pass it out to your fellow libtards for the up and coming throbbing headaches Nov.7

        • Chevypowered

          Is that what you believe or is that what you hope?

        • Amjean

          I may be drinking Romney koolaid, however, I think this race will not be close at all.

          In 2008 there were a significant number of voters who refused to vote for McCain,
          they saw him as weak and ineffectual, he had a lot of liberal baggage;
          the youth voted for Obama because he was “cool”; blacks voted for Obama because
          they are black and thought someone of their “kind” would do great things for them;
          many whites voted for Obama because they thought that would end the cries of
          racism that many whites were tired of enduring; and finally, many voted for Obama because they wanted to end the wars, the economy had crashed and it was time for a change, it was time to give another guy a chance.

          Other than “its time to give the other guy a chance (Romney this time)”, none of
          the other voter groups above apply.

      • Psyphurr Lock

        I endorse this message 🙂

    • BCee

      Chester, I would say you are over-rationalizing.

    • Chevypowered

      So what would be a place for “insight” and “truth?” Should it be the screaming hateful Huffington post, the paranoid and delusional Dail Kos, the eternal moaning of the Democratic Underground or the ravings of everybody’s special ed fruit cup “Mike Malloy?”

    • Nukeman60

      We realize that you can only ‘think’ what rational people know, but if you stick around here long enough and try to listen (yes, listen), you truly will know. Here’s hoping you can learn.

  • Mike Florey

    Wow. Sore losers planning their sore loser strategy even before they LOST!
    Al Gore would be proud.

  • Orangeone

    I heard last night that Barky Boy has already hired his lawyers to contest Minnesota! Doesn’t that just say it all.

    • He’s got hundreds lined up. Interesting isn’t it that most of the democrat party is made up of lawyers.

  • Mike Florey

    Not exactly off-topic, but it is the writing on the wall and a few liberals are literate enough to read it, too.

  • RAL_e

    Some of these polling groups are like the blind men describing an elephant – it’s appropriate that ‘elephant’ represents the GOP and Romney – their poll results equally skewed.


    So oft in theologic wars,
    The disputants, I ween,
    Rail on in utter ignorance
    Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen! “

    • Not that I’m a blind follower of the GOP or Republicans, I’d rather be compared to an elephant than a jack ass.

      • RAL_e

        I’ll try to be more clear.

        The pollsters are the bind, not seeing the elephant (GOP) in the room – the ascendancy of the republican party and Americans’ rejection of liberal policies.

        They, and their progressive MSM counterparts judge the temperament of the public based on their closed circle of friends and acquaintances (fellow liberals they surround themselves with), allowing their judgement to clouded by their penchant to ‘preach to the choir’.

  • colliemum

    Yup – that’s how the demrats play the game, Rush has it spot on.

    Soooo – strain every sinew and muscle, get out the votes, this must become a landslide.

    Btw – I think that unlike in 2000 and 2004, this time round there are far too many citizen journalists, there are the New media, who have been watching closely and writing about the true numbers of e.g. the early voting exit pools, so that this time round the leftie cheaters and whiners won’t have a leg to stand on.

  • Joengima

    The moment Romney took the lead in the RCP average in the Electoral Map, the MSM blew a freaking gasket. When Wisconsin went from lean Obama to Toss-up they had a fit to be tied.

    Romney will pull off a massive upset. Isn’t funny, the moment we heard FL. NC. VA were a lock for Romney, PPP and other Dem polling pushed polls as Toss-up with Obama slight lead…

    Left has become unhinged because they had this country down. They were so close like this || close with destroying this country beyond repair, and now this rich SOB religious zelot (their words not mine) will save this country and bring back yet another 100 years of American Dominance.

    America was on her knees and now Obama will be pushed off before he can lay final blow.

    Now what you see, the left is going screw creditability we need to save this man! So they are oversampling Dems again, to fight against the Tsunami that is coming to wash them all away.

    On Tuesday night, America will be all Red, and in a good way.

  • kong1967

    Makes sense. I do know that liberals bitch when the results don’t match the polls, regardless of the miriad of logical reasons for it.

  • 1vote

    It all seems very plausible to me. As far as the results, however, I am not quite as optimistic about this election as some of use guys. I try to be optimistic but my brother-in-law (veteran) indicator has me worried. Says he just can’t seem to make up his mind. And, this in a state that has been decimated by Obowma. How can folks be duped so easily?

    • WordsFailMe

      I’m a vet. I think your brother in law is just messing wit all youse.

      When he’s in the foxhole, finger on the trigger, he’ll know. “Off da commie. It’s a man-child, not a cherce.”

      Thx for sharing 1vote!

    • sjmom

      Let me encourage you. A poll of the military showed Romney 40 points ahead of Obama. Your brother in law is just someone who has trouble making up his mind so you may have to help him.

  • I don’t think it’s for the legal challenges, I think it’s to create the same hostile environment that Bush had and to light the fire to create chaos at the bottom.

    • sjmom

      Anything to disrupt and cause trouble.

    • I don’t know if it’s for yours or Rush’s reasons. I think it’s more about diversity being more important to them than truth. If a likely-voter screen appears to be hurting minorities more than whites, I think they’ll change the screen.

      And they’re so worried about under-sampling and disenfranchising blacks and latinos that they’ll assume a voting electorate that’s only 68% – 73% white when it’s more likely to be 74% – 78% white.

      Naturally, all this hurts Romney…but except for some pollsters who are obvious partisans (e.g., PPP) I think it’s mostly that they just believe in affirmative action. Diversity is simply more important to them than being right.

  • C. Cargo

    Wow, the paranoia is absolutely dripping. Doesn’t Rush have an AA meeting to attend?

    • I think you took a wrong turn. You should’a turned left to get to Huff po.

    • gigi0f3

      Well…we just call ’em like we see ’em. No paranoia needed! I’m a Rush Babe, you see.

    • GreenBeretWay

      Don’t you have a George Soros socialist meeting to attend?

      • C. Cargo

        Um, Soros isn’t a Socialist. Unless by socialist you mean, a billionaire many times over who made his fortune gambling on the failures of governments and corporations using the principles of a free market economy and capitalism. I don’t think that makes him a socialist though. I think that just makes him a very smart cookie.

        • He uses the system to his advantage, destroying nations economies as he goes, and manipulates things so others can’t take the same advantages he’s had. He’s not a smart cookie, he’s an evil sob.

          • C. Cargo

            You are talking about Romney? Right?

            • Last time I checked Romney never destroyed other nations economies. Go find somewhere else to play. I think the discussions here are over your head.

              • GreenBeretWay

                Thank you for the back up.I didn’t want to waste my time or my ink responding to a moron. He sounds just like the one that was here the other night Foxnewslies. They are getting desperate. One week from now this country will finally be able to celebrate the end of the socialist take over and really move toward recovery.

                • I might not get to do it very often, but it’s an honor to have your back myGreenBeret.

                • ChesterWalton

                  What happens if the skewed polls are correct and O wins and Dems take seats in the Senate? Will you stick with the GOP?

                • Rshill7

                  What happens if John Wayne’s runaway renegade herd of 100 million Texas Longhorns stampede your garden party?

                  If what you suggest occurs, I’ll fashion a flat raft out of rusty monkey wrenches and sail the seven seas with it. Then I’ll dig another sea and sail that. Then I’ll become a pirate just so’s I can say, Arrrrrgh. “Look at me booty”.

                • C. Cargo

                  I’ve got some rusty wrenches you can have. You’ll need them.

                • Rshill7

                  Sorry, you’ll have to tighten your own neck bolts. You might have a few screws loose too. Can’t help ya’.

              • C. Cargo

                He sure destroyed the lives of thousands of Americans and closed a lot of American businesses and sent them to China. And that is what he will do with your job if he is elected.

                • We’ve been unemployed ever since dear leader’s been in… and to me, this election is a lot more important that the economy, which like everything else has stunk since dear leader has messed with.

                • C. Cargo

                  I’m sorry to hear that. However, the economy didn’t just suddenly crash after January 2009. It happened well before that due to Republican policies under a guy named Bush.

                • This is going to be my last comment on this. The economy started going down hill in the last 2 years of Bush…. under a democrat controlled house and senate. Everyone I know who is unemployed were still working when Bush was in,

                • C. Cargo

                  Spin it any way you want. It is globally accepted that due to the policies that were put into place by the Bush administration, the economy began to turn sour in the early part of the first decade. That is the opinion of every economist out there. You will not find an expert opinion that blames President Obama in any way for the crash. I”m not saying Obama has handled it perfectly, but it wasn’t his fault. It was Bush, and everyone understands that basic fact.

                • FreeManWalking

                  And for the last 4 years, It hasn’t suddenly, not-so-suddenly, or even slightly rebounded under 0b0 either.

                • C. Cargo

                  Well, that is just demonstrably not true. When Obama came into office, due to the Bush agenda, America was losing 500,000 jobs a month. Now we are adding jobs. The stock market is better than it has been in years, manufacturing is up, and GM just had its best year in 100 years. So you see, a little math shows you to be wrong.

                • Nukeman60

                  Yep, it started back in 2006 when those darn Republicans took over Congress. No, wait it was the Dems who took over Congress in ’06. Now I can’t figure out what caused the problem, then.

                • Rshill7

                  Why would he do that? To make Obama look good? Obama’s stimulus bought solar panels from China and put them on congressional and other government office buildings. His policies and regulations chases jobs overseas. It doesn’t get more pro-overseas job than Obama. He flushed 90 billion on green energy boondoggles to his friends and bundlers too.

                  Are you by any chance trying to scale Mount Hypocrite here? If so, sorry for interrupting your reach for the peak.

                • C. Cargo

                  Of the 67 businesses that the Obama administration has invested government money into, 2 have gone under, the rest are profitable. In the last twenty years, 27% of the businesses that Romney has invested in have gone bankrupt. Numbers don’t lie, but Romney does. Jeep is not moving to China.

                • Rshill7

                  You’re insane. Both your numbers and every other word in your post, are lies. Check again dupe. The number is not two, it’s closer to thirty.

                  While you’re at it, please list a single thing Obama said about his healthcare plan that was true.


                  “In a Bloomberg interview, Jeep’s president said the automaker plans to restore Jeep production in China, suspended in 2009, and is considering making all Jeeps in China.”

                  So, you’re an ignorant liar. Peddle your BS somewhere else. You wouldn’t recognize truth if it were a cinder block that fell on your head.

                • C. Cargo

                  No, I’m sorry but I am right. It is not difficult to research, all of the information is available. And Chrysler CEO stated yesterday morning. “We’ve clearly entered some parallel universe during these last few days. No amount of campaign politics at its cynical worst will diminish our record of creating jobs in the U.S. and repatriating profits back to this country. North American production is critical to achieving our goal of selling 800,000 Jeep vehicles by 2014. In fact, U.S. production of our Jeep models has nearly tripled (it is expected to be up 185%) since 2009 in order to keep up with global demand.
                  We also are investing to improve and expand our entire U.S. operations, including our Jeep facilities. The numbers tell the story:
                  We will invest more than $1.7 billion to develop and produce the next generation Jeep SUV, the successor of the Jeep Liberty — including $500 million directly to tool and expand our Toledo Assembly Complex and will be adding about 1,100 jobs on a second shift by 2013.
                  At our Jefferson North Assembly Plant, where we build the Jeep Grand Cherokee, we have created 2,000 jobs since June 2009 and have invested more than $1.8 billion.
                  n In Belvidere, where we build two Jeep models, we have added two shifts since 2009 resulting in an additional 2,600 jobs.”
                  So you see, Romney clearly lied. There are no Chrysler jobs moving from the US to China. None. Regarding health care.
                  Today, your insurance company:
                  Can no longer waste your premium on CEO salaries and overhead costs.
                  Must use at least 80 percent of your premium for health services and improving care.
                  Has to justify any hikes to your premium before an independent panel—helping keep your rate down.
                  I can list pages and pages, and you should read them before you condemn something that you know nothing about.

                • Rshill7

                  I already know the information. I’ve seen the long list of green crony company failures. That’s how I know you don’t know what you’re talking about.

                • C. Cargo

                  That long list must be Romneys. Obamas list is only 2.

                • Rshill7

                  The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

                  Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
                  SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
                  Solyndra ($535 million)*
                  Beacon Power ($69 million)*
                  AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
                  Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
                  SunPower ($1.5 billion)
                  First Solar ($1.46 billion)
                  Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
                  EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
                  Amonix ($5.9 million)
                  National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
                  Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
                  Abound Solar ($374 million)*
                  A123 Systems ($279 million)*Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
                  Johnson Controls ($299 million)
                  Schneider Electric ($86 million)
                  Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
                  ECOtality ($126.2 million)
                  Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
                  Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
                  Mountain Plaza, Inc.($2 million)*
                  Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
                  Range Fuels ($80 million)*
                  Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
                  Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
                  LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
                  UniSolar ($100 million)*
                  Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
                  GreenVolts ($500,000)
                  Vestas ($50 million)
                  LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
                  Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
                  Navistar ($10 million)
                  Satcon ($3 million)*

                  *Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.


    • shs1967

      No paranoia intended! Just a bunch of us that really do have brains, etc. that give us the opportunity to make decisions on our own. And I’m proud to be a Rush Babe!

    • shs1967

      No paranoia intended! Just a bunch of us rednecks getting together having fun! Do you know how to have fun? And I’m a Rush Babe to boot…

      • Wisewoman2

        Stop it. Stop it. You just dissed me. I am an AA and I like Rush too. Oh heck I forgot I’m from the south so I must be a redneck too.

    • famouswolf

      Don’t forget yours. I guess you sobered up this morning and didn’t like what you see.

      Oh, don’t forget your psychiatry appointment. They have your rubber room prepared.

  • It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that whoever runs against the Demorat machine will face a nasty legal battle in every elections. They’re like spoiled 5 yr olds in a sandbox. They don’t get their way they just start throwing sand.

  • sjmom

    Yes, the Dems are preparing for a loss and yes Obama knows he is going to lose

  • wodiej

    I don’t know if I buy that but if that is what obama and his lackeys are attempting to do to void the election results, that’a a pretty far stretch. They would have to compile quite a few instances where they can prove voter suppression. I think it’s more likely that the polls who are skewing the numbers are not reliable anyway so they have no reputation to lose.

    • sjmom

      They also want the base from coming out to vote and if they’re discouraged they may stay home.

      • colliemum

        But since they’re told they’re winning, they may not bother to go out either.

        Win-win for Romney in either case.

        • sjmom

          True. Only 6 more days!

    • ChesterWalton

      There is no poll skewing – RCP has it +0.2% Romney nationally. In 2008 RCP had it +7.6% for Obama and it ended up +7.3%. The race is tight nationally, but Obama is slightly, some would say statitically tied, in key swing states. That is where the race is, with Sandy freezing much of the national polling.

      • All polls are skewed. It’s a known fact. There are polls out now that are nearly D+20. I’ve seen two polls with Dems at 45%. So 5% with Indenpendents and Obama wins. But it’s a joke poll. Complete garbage. Nothing even remotely close to that happened in 2008. Some of the recent polls are nowhere near the known data on the ground. We know what the early vote returns are per party. With this, those polls are impossible.

  • gunsmithkat

    What you’re going to be seeing a lot of this election is old line Democrats of the Truman variety making their way towards a sane choice in Mitt Romney. To them Benghazi is just icing on the Obama cake, and they’re not having any more of it. It’s not going to be close.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Thats why we should come out really big and not let be close.

  • AbdulBX

    The polls are useless at this point, it’s GOTV time.

  • Bryan Ewbank

    If true, that would mean that THE DEMOCRATS will argue for voter id, right?

  • MSM liars will try to steal the election, as every time….thanks, Rush! 🙂

  • NeedMyCoffee

    But the actual unskewed numbers show Romney ahead in most polls now so I don’t see how that would be helpful to the dems in a republican voter suppression lawsuit.

  • hbnolikeee

    Here is the secret about the polls that I have yet to hear. After 5 years of every time you criticize this administration being called a racist, you got tired of that poison and no longer admit the truth.

    As a result of this 5 years of getting crapped on, I claim that many people when surveyed lie about whom they’ll be voting for and are saving the truth for when the curtain is closed and the lever is getting pulled.

  • hongryhawg

    Seeing their faces on the morning of the 7th must be a lot like seeing the face of someone who’s led a Godless life when they see they’ve awakened in hell.

  • warpmine

    99% correct and don’t doubt him!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama will not win in a fair fight. He and his lying minions have been cheating the system from the beginning. Yes, it may go both ways to a certain extent… but the freakin Democrats have no conscience or morals to get in the way of their cheating ways.

    Obama has NOTHING – he’s a disgrace, incompetent, lawless, corrupt… and these butt-kissers have been covering for him for years. These scumbags will stop at nothing to win. I pray that God keeps the vote counts reliable and that he spares us from the evil that Obama and his regime truly are.

  • bobemakk

    The polls constantly poll more democrats that has been said many times. Polls are just polls. Dick Morris on Fox said that Romney will win by a landslide, I pray he is right and Rush is the man to listen to as well. If Obama wins and I wake up the next day, I hope the Mayan calendar is right and the world will end on Dec. 21st of this year. Depressing, I know, but hopefully Romney will win and then the Mayan calendar I pray is wrong.

    AND, Obama never mentions that he is half white. He is still a screw up.