Forward Thinking

NBC Calls Murphy in CT. FL: Grayson Leads

By J.J. Goldberg

NBC calls Chris Murphy the winner over Linda McMahon for Conn. Senate.

As predicted, swing states Florida, Ohio, Virginia, N. Carolina and Pennsylvania are all too close to call. All the states called so far are predictably red or blue.

The only interesting news so far: Sen. Joe Manchin (D) is reelected in W. Va. Firebrand former Rep. Alan Grayson (D) surprisingly on track to win back his seat in Orlando, Fla. Other races: Bill Nelson (D) reelected in Fla., Bob Corker [R] reelected in Tenn. News of the Jews: Sen. Ben Cardin (D) relected in Md.

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Something for Everyone in Florida Poll

By Nathan Guttman

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Mitt Romney

The American Jewish Committee’s poll of Jewish voters in Florida which was released on Thursday, had something for everyone.

Democratic Jews hailed the findings as reaffirming Obama’s strong support among Jewish voters. The Republican Jewish Coalition, at the same time, issued a statement saying the AJC poll shows “continuing erosion” in support for Obama in the Jewish community.

So how can Democrats and Republicans both be pleased by the same poll numbers?

The answer is in the baseline.

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