Take Two for November 30, 2012

New details show flawed internal polling led Mitt Romney to believe he'd win

GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Campaigns Day After Final Debate

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 23, 2012 in Morrison, Colorado. A day after the final Presidential debate, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Nevada and Colorado.

Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't expect to lose the race, and recently released information may show why.

The campaign has released emails from the last days of the race to the New Republic magazine, which partly explain why Romney thought he couldn't lose: Polling by his own staffers the weekend before election day painted a very different reality.    

As you can see below, the left column in each state shows weekend polling, the middle column shows the average of those two days and the third column shows the actual election results. 

Nate Cohn, staff writer for The New Republic, joins the show to talk about how and why the Romney campaign's polling was so far off. 


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