A few days after Election Day, I posted this graphic depicting Mitt Romney’s ironic 47% popular vote:
Then, few days ago, there was this Moment of Irony: Full circle: Mitt Romney likely to finish at– ta daa!– 47 percent.
Today we’re finding out that President Obama is widening his lead to 51%, and Willard is still stuck at 47%.
Since President Obama is winning by a bigger margin than GW Bush did, and Bush declared a “mandate,” then using that same logic, couldn’t Obama say the following, but with more conviction? Especially because a majority of voters agree with the president’s tax policy as opposed to disagreeing with Bush’s very, very unpopular ones:
Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman: Obama’s national lead over Romney continues to expand as votes keep on coming in. It’s now Obama 50.9%, Romney 47.4%. That’s a bigger (and more decisive) margin than Bush’s victory over John Kerry in 2004 (which was Bush 50.7% and Kerry 48.2%). What’s more, the president’s lead has grown to close to 3 points in Ohio, 4 points in Virginia and 6 points in Colorado. One doesn’t win Colorado by six points without winning swing voters; there isn’t a big-enough Democratic base to make that argument.