Romney Camp: We're Not Losing

Sources scramble to hose down good poll news for Obama
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 11, 2012 12:05 AM CDT
Updated Sep 11, 2012 12:26 AM CDT
Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy on the stump.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney's campaign was scrambling yesterday to reverse any impression that the candidate might be slipping into election oblivion. A GOP campaign pollster conceded that, yes, maybe President Obama got a bounce out of the Democratic National Convention, but he warned voters not to get "too worked up about it." All "signs point to a tight race," emphasized pollster Neil Newhouse, reports the Huffington Post. "While the president has seen a bounce, his approval has already begun to slip, indicating it is likely to recede further. In eight states,'s reporting of the most recent statewide polls puts the margin between the two candidates at less than three points."

An unnamed Romney source talking to the National Review also slammed reports that Romney's campaign "knows it's losing, and that Ohio is slipping out of reach." The source said Obama's convention bounce will quickly evaporate. "Sometimes I think there’s a conscious effort between the media and Chicago to get Republicans depressed," he told Richard Lowry. "And I hope our friends realize that all these media analysts out there are Democrats who want us to lose." (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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