Like some of our readers and other conservative friends, I have long been wondering what the Obama campaign’s internal polling shows. Even though the incumbent has generally enjoyed a slight edge in polling over his presumptive Republican rival in the race for the White House, he has not been campaigning as the frontrunner and does not seem confident on the campaign trail.
Yesterday, Daniel Halper reported in the Weekly Standard that
Campaign disclosure forms for Obama for America, President Obama’s reelection team, reveal a heavy emphasis on public opinion polling. According to the forms, in the month of June alone, Obama for America spent a whopping $2,639,265.72 on polling.
This appears to be a record this election cycle. And it does not include money spent on polling by the Democratic party in the month of June.
Emphasis added. Citing Halper’s report, Ann Althouse asks:
What are they finding out? Why isn’t that information giving them more useful ideas about how to win? Reminds me of the stimulus program, dumping huge amounts of money on things that done even pan out.
And what exactly does their internal polling show? Does it show, as some conservatives suspect, that Obama’s support is very soft and that some Obama supporters could change their minds and back Romney — or that the overwhelming majority of the undecided/independent voters are not too happy with the incumbent and seriously considering Mr. Romney?
Perhaps they’re finding something similar to this tidbit in a Rasmussen poll: Obama Job Approval Is At 29% Among Uncommitted Voters.