If you look over at the headlines in the Premium Blogad section you will notice the headine: "New Poll: Obama Crushes Giuliani". I was interested, I clicked. The page goes on to describe the poll results this way:
May 6, 2007, 12:10AM EDT UPDATE:
GOP death march..... If new polling is accurate, it may not matter who the Republicans nominate.... For the first time this year, Rudy Giuliani trails all three Democratic frontrunners, according to a poll released today.... Newsweek reports that Barack Obama leads Giuliani 50%-43%; Hillary Clinton leads Giuliani 49-46%; and John Edwards leads Giuliani 50%-44%....
First, I like the idea that all of our candidates are kicking the collective butts of all of their candidates. I find it interesting that a seven point lead would be called crushing, and that Obama gets all the love when Edwards also leads by 6 points. There is something else that comes up in this poll, which I have seen over and over again, and which I cannot explain at all.
John McCain trails Obama by 13 points; McCain trails Hillary by 6 points; and McCain trails Edwards by 10 points....Mitt Romney would go down in flames by 22 points to Hillary, 29 points to Obama and 37 points to Edwards....
Okay, first of all, how come every poll here gives Obama, Clinton, then Edwards....when Edwards is always doing better than Clinton? Not my point though. And, the fact that McCain is getting whomped by all our candidates? Not my point. No my question is the change in numbers when you get to Romney. I have seen this for months now in every head-to-head poll, Edwards doing MUCH better than the field against Romney. Why?
I don't think it matters, because it seems to me that Romney is going down, down, down, in a ring of fire, in a ring of fire, but still, any thoughts on why this massive shift (Edwards over leading by 37 versus 22 by Obama)?