Here’s Karl Rove in today’s Wall Street Journal:
In Ohio, for example, the RGA spent $2.8 million to blunt a $3 million Democratic effort to trash former Ohio Congressman John Kasich. Mr. Kasich now leads Democrat incumbent Ted Strickland by eight points.
Here’s Rasmussen today:
Republican John Kasich’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date as he challenges Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland in Ohio’s gubernatorial race.
Oops! Kasich’s lead instead collapsed and now even Rasmussen, the only poll left showing Kasich–and not Strickland–with the lead, shows it’s tied instead.
Of course, the eight-point lead part was already untrue before today’s Rasmussen poll.
Maybe Rove has some “secret math.” Of course, remember the last time Rove claimed that he had “secret math” showing Republicans were ahead:
It’s pretty clear that the joint ads by the Kasich campaign and the RGA didn’t help, but in fact, appeared to have hurt Kasich. Who could have imagined that?