Potential Incumbent Barack Obama and Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney have been compared in many swing states as being “neck and neck,” especially in key swing states like Florida and Ohio. Let’s break down the math.
In the 2008 presidential election, roughly 125 million people voted for a president. That’s only 58%
According to the Miami Herald, the polls in Florida have Mitt Romney at 47% and Barack Obama at 48% of likely voters with a 3.5% margin of error.
So following the likely voters first: The neck is placed about 90% up the body. If Obama and Romney were neck and neck, they’d be polling at around 90% - each. IMPOSSIBLE! At best, if everyone voted, they’d be at belly button and belly button.
But not everyone is voting. So that will drop it down the human body. Obama and Romney are getting around 50% of likely voters?
They’re at knee-cap and knee-cap.
Let’s get it right, pundits and news organizations: with the amount of people who actually vote, it’s impossible to say neck and neck.