Axe blasts NBC, other polls as 'all over the map'
By DONOVAN SLACK |
10/21/12 11:48 AM EDT
Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod, asked about an NBC/WSJ poll showing President Obama and Mitt Romney tied 47-47, turned his frustration on the pollster.
"You guys also issued polls in the last week that showed us with an 8-point lead in Iowa, I think we had a lead in Ohio, you’ve showed us having a lead in Florida. I don’t know how to square all the polling that NBC is releasing," Axelrod said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
"I do think that this is going to be a very close race, and we've said that consistently," he said. "We feel good about where we are. We feel we’re even or ahead in these battleground states."
Axelrod said early voting results from the battleground states are a better barometer right now.
"It’s very robust and it's very favorable to us," he said. "And we think that’s a better indicator than these public polls which are frankly all over the map."
The WSJ/NBC poll released Sunday found Romney pulling even with the president with likely voters for the first time this year. Obama had lead by 3 points in late September and by 5 points earlier that month.