I just got another e-mail from the Democrats.
There are 57 binders on a shelf outside my office — one for each state and territory, D.C., and Democrats abroad — so that we can keep track of the latest data on every race we’re watching in this election. Because there are only 62 days until Election Day, we have to know at a glance whether we’re up or we’re down, where we have the resources to win or where we need a big infusion of organizers. Those details can be the difference between victory and defeat.
Here are just a few of the polls that just came across my desk — and guess what, they’re great news for our Democratic team. Take a quick look, then chip in to help these Democrats and all our great candidates win.
- PA Governor: Tom Wolf (D) 56%, Tom Corbett (R) 25%
- GA Senate: Michelle Nunn (D) 45%, David Perdue (R) 43%
- MI Governor: Mark Schauer (D) 45%, Rick Snyder (R) 43%
- NC Senate: Kay Hagan (D) 45%, Thom Tillis (R) 43%
Ok, so what do all these numbers mean for you and me? The big races this year range from blowouts (see you later, Tom Corbett!) to nail-biters — and most are somewhere in between. You can absolutely guarantee that Republicans like David Perdue in Georgia and Rick Snyder in Michigan are going to be doing everything they can to make up the two or three or four points that will put them ahead in the polls and into the winner’s circle on November 4th — and we have to be ready to fight back.
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Thanks for all your help. I’ll be sure to keep you updated as we get new numbers here at DNC HQ.
National Political Director
Democratic National Committee
So that’s what Barack Obama meant when he said he had visited all 57 states. He didn’t misspeak. He was just adding in the territories and Washington DC.