If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early,” Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. “The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote.
So reports Alan Blinder in the Washington Examiner.
Why dumb quote of the day. The election isn’t being held today, Mayor Hancock. The early electorate and the Election Day electorate are very different, particularly in Wisconsin, which has come to the early voting world rather late.
This is not the first time, and won’t be the last time, we see wild inferences being drawn from the early vote.