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Convention Insiders Poll

What portion—if any—of the Democratic convention should be devoted to attacking Mitt Romney and the Republican brand?

Democrats (143 VOTES)

About two-thirds    14%
About half    47%
About one-third    30%
Hardly any    9%

 

About two-thirds

“The contrast is too great to pussyfoot around.”

About half

 

“Obama needs to use the other half to remind Americans why they fell in love with him back in 2004.”

“Reality this year is carrot and stick, hope and fear.”

“Fire up the base and disqualify Romney—it’s a twofer.”

About one-third

 

“Talk about the past, and we lose; talk about the future, and we win.”

“Trust the negative stuff to the outside groups.”

Hardly any

“The question that needs to be answered has less to do with Romney: It’s what would an Obama second term mean to the undecided voter?”

Republicans (146 VOTES)
About two-thirds    30%
About half    18%
About one-third    25%
Hardly any    27%

About two-thirds

“Obama can’t run on his record, so attacks are all he has left.”
About half

“Bombs away! The president can’t win unless he destroys Romney.”
About one-third

“At some point, Obama has to sell a plan to move the country forward.”

Hardly any

“Now would be the time to clue the peasants in on what you will do the next four years.”

For a list of the Insiders, please visit nationaljournal.com/2012-conventions-insiders.

This article appears in the September 3, 2012 edition of NJ Convention Daily.

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