Laugh of the Day: Soledad excitedly (and falsely) claims Obama “up by 15” in VA

Posted by: ST on October 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Because in the middle of Campaign 2012 insanity, some folks really do stand out more so than others. ;) Via Politico:

This morning, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien told Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell “pre-debate polling shows that the president was up 15 points in the state of Virginia.” But O’Brien did not mention what the CNN Chyron, on the bottom of the screen, did: The +15 points was among female voters, based on a Quinnipiac poll that had Obama leading Romney by 16 points (56-40) among women.

“How worried are you that your state is going to go for President Obama when the polls show a significant lead pre-debate, after the first pretty awful debate?” she asked McDonnell.

“I’m not sure what you’re looking at there, Soledad,” McDonnell replied.

Current polling in Virginia puts Obama and Romney almost dead even, with a slight edge for Obama. But for the record, Obama has never led Romney by 15 points in Virginia, according to any 2012 poll. The last time he led Romney by double digits was in May 2011, roughly one year before Romney became his party’s nominee. The Quinnipiac poll O’Brien cited has Obama up by 5, a recent NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll has Romney up by 1.

Ms. OBrien did email Politico through a spokesman to note she had mistakenly left off the word “woman” but, um, I think informed conservatives know otherwise. ;)

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7 Responses to “Laugh of the Day: Soledad excitedly (and falsely) claims Obama “up by 15” in VA”


  1. Small wonder. She works at CNN where one out of three anchors outweighs the other two.

  2. Kate says:

    The Groupie Channel…it figures!

  3. Jim Mcdonald says:

    Someday I hope to live in an America where obama & obrian and not ashamed of their color… being half white.

  4. Dorothy Palmer says:

    O’brien quoting the same twaddle as the others in the media. Romney is a lock in VA for the win. O’brien should be terrminated in more ways than one.

  5. Tex says:

    Sad commentary on how the once truly great news organizations in this country that set the world wide standard for factual news reporting in their day have since allowed themselves to be taken over by the Democratic Party to be used as nothing more than political propaganda outlets.

  6. Extirpates says:

    Her work name should be Soledud, she is really jealous of Candy Crowley who is the only real anchor CNN needs.