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National Journal: Obama Voters Shake GOP Vision of Electorate

by Lisa Mathias

With the 2012 presidential election season over, many are looking into what happened that led to a GOP loss. National Journal’s Jill Lawrence asked David Winston for some insight into why Romney’s successes during campaigning didn’t lead to a victory:

GOP pollster David Winston, asked about his party’s miscalculation, said that there had been more “interest, engagement, enthusiasm” around Romney after he aced the first debate, which established a “new equilibrium” that some people perceived as momentum. “You’re seeing increased activity, so it looks better,” Winston said. “But that activity didn’t represent him leading the race.”

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