Former Clinton pollster Dick Morris, on Fox News Monday night to talk about two new polls that show Mitt Romney running neck-and-neck with President Obama, told host Sean Hannity that the former Massachusetts governor is headed for a landslide victory in November.
“This is not going to be a close election,” said Mr. Morris, a regular on the Hannity program. It’s going to be a “landslide” for Mr. Romney, Mr. Morris said.
The former Democrat, who has consistently predicted Mr. Obama will be a one-term president, said his forecast is based on the poll numbers among independents and those most likely to vote, two categories where Mr. Romney appears to be opening a lead, rather than in the overall results of the surveys, where the two presidential candidates are virtually tied.
Mr. Morris has missed big on some of his previous predictions, and online reaction to his latest was skeptical — even from some on the right.
“Well, it’s official. Barack Obama just won re-election. how do I know? Dick Morris just predicted a big Romney win,” said conservative commentator Erick Erickson on Twitter.