Senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie said the campaign has a “no whining rule” when it comes to media coverage of the presidential race.
“We have a no whining rule in Boston about coverage in the media,” Gillespie told Fox and Friends on Wednesday. “We just deal with the facts.”
That being said, Gillespie continued to hammer how polls are reported (emphasis added).
“It is not consistent with our polling,” Gillespie said. “In every single one of them they have a Democratic voter participation that is higher than the Democratic voter participation in 2008, I don’t know anyone on the ground in any of these swing states that believe there will be a higher percentage of the electorate in 2012 than 2008, and yet in every single one of these surveys there’s a higher percentage.
Which explains, by the way, how Romney could be tied or leading among independents in these polls, and then losing the net poll to President Obama, it does not make sense.”
I wrote about that phenomenon (Romney losing, overall, but winning with indies) last week, and it seems to be persisting, though at slightly smaller levels.
To wit: Romney edged Obama among indies in both today's Quinnipiac poll of Ohio and yesterday's Washington Post survey of the state -- even as Obama led by 10% and 8%, overall, in both states!