The new poll, which shows a significant jump in support for the President, especially in battleground states, appears to reflect the President's recent outstanding foreign policy initiative to ban videos insulting to Muslims, combined with the effects of a previously unsampled, but key voter demographic, Deceased Voters.
Our research indicates that deceased voters, found in all states, can constitute a significant voting block in certain urban and rural congressional districts around the country - often the very key districts which determine the outcome of local and statewide races, and ultimately, the makeup of the all-important Electoral College map used to determine a presidential winner.
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Thanks to proprietary sampling methods developed jointly by PPPS and polling partner Acorn Polling Services, we have identified, counted and sampled this significant, and potentially influential, voting block of deceased voters.
In a composite of polling results from seven key battleground states, the deceased versus non-deceased voter totals broke out as follows, based upon a survey of voter preferences if the vote were held today.
- Romney - among traditional voters 49%
- Obama - among traditional voters 47%
- Undecided - among traditional voters 4%
- Romney - among deceased voters 4%
- Obama - among deceased voters 88%
- Undecided - among deceased voters 7%
- Grover Cleveland - deceased voters 1%
- Romney - combined for all voters 40%
- Obama - combined for all voters 54%
- Cleveland/Undecided - combined 6%
As Pollster Pete, Director of the PPPS Polling Division, indicated, "Our proprietary methods for sampling deceased voters gives us an advantage over other polling outfits in identifying some of the underground trends in this presidential election. Where other pollsters are indicating a statistical dead heat in key battleground states, PPPS is now predicting a massive Obama landslide, thanks to the deceased vote, which our modeling indicates leans heavily Democratic."
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Related Story - Illinois to Pass New Voter ID Law — PPPS (Chicago)
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Our initial review of the draft legislation indicates that, unlike laws passed in other states such as Indiana, the Illinois version will include a specific clause identifying a government-issued Death Certificate as an acceptable form of identification for voter registration and absentee voting.
As Governor Blagojevich said in an exclusive interview with PPPS reporter, Progressive Pete, "I've made a lot of new friends here in Colorado, and I feel it's my duty to do what I can to stand up for their voting rights, long denied under our penal system." Then with his famous, engaging smile, Blogojevich added, "Hey, I'm just here to look out for the little guy."