Disinformation is a potent weapon. It is the basis of every psychological operation in modern warfare. “Psy-ops”, as these disinformation stunts are called, are a collection of the lies told to us every day.
They tell us lies about a “close race” to force us to pay attention to their polls. They show Barack Obama either leading or close behind and sometimes show large 6- (or more) point swings in the absence of any particular triggering event.
Here are the facts about where the largest and most important voting blocs are in relation to 2008 and today.
There is not a single voting bloc of any size that Obama lost in 2008 but is now leading. There are no blocs that he lost and has cut his 2008 margin of defeat; all are still losses, and he is not closing the gap with any of them. There are NO voting blocs, not Blacks (73/26 in Michigan and 76/20 in North Carolina), not Hispanics, not young voters, not even women that he won in 2008 and has increased or matched his winning margin in 2008. There is a voting bloc he won handily in 2008 that he is now losing by a stunning margin. In 2008, Barack Obama won the Catholic vote with 54%. Today, he can count on exactly half of that as just 27% of Catholics support him.