Earlier in the week, a minor skirmish popped up in the Wrap comments on the subject of why anyone should care about national polls, when presidents are elected via the electoral college. State polls, the community member insisted, are the only thing that matter.
Well, yes…and no. It might not be the most definitive answer I’ve ever given on the Wrap, but it is the right one.
More on that in a bit. First, on to the numbers:
PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION TRIAL HEATS:
NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Romney d. Obama (46-45)
NATIONAL (Rasmussen Tracking): Romney d. Obama (48-43)
MI-03—D (Mellman Group for Thomas): Steven Pestka 21, Trevor Thomas 16
NH-GOV (Rasmussen): Ovide Lamontagne (R) 41, Jackie Cilley (D) 39; Lamontagne 42, Maggie Hassan (D) 36; Cilley 39, Kevin Smith (R) 37; Smith 39, Hassan 36
UT-SEN—R (BYU/Key Research): Sen. Orrin Hatch 56, Dan Liljenquist 25
WA-GOV (GS Strategy): Jay Inslee (D) 38, Rob McKenna (R) 38
A few thoughts, as always, await you just past the jump…