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On Monday evening, just hours prior to the start of the 2012 general election, Newt Gingrich returned for yet another visit to "Piers Morgan Tonight." The former GOP presidential candidate offered up his take on recent polls showing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a near dead heat, as the candidates conclude their campaign tours.
Prompted by host Piers Morgan, Gingrich responded to a Twitter post from earlier in the evening, in which "New York Times" statistician Nate Silver declared: "Obama at 91% to win Electoral College based on today's data so far."
"You say this person of the "New York Times" has come to the startling discovery that in the "New York Times" universe, Obama's going to win," said Gingrich. "I point out two of the polls that came out today, Rasmussen has Obama - has Romney up by one. Gallup has Romney up by one."
"The James Carville rule is incumbents get the last poll," continued the former House Speaker, referencing the lead Democratic strategist. "That would mean a 51-48 or 52-48 victory because in both those cases, you had Obama at 48 percent."
Meanwhile, renowned film producer and businessman Harvey Weinstein also joined the program live, voicing his confidence in seeing Obama earn a second term, naming "inconsistencies in Mitt Romney's economic plan" as one of the key reasons. FULL POST
With less than 24 hours until the general election, on Monday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to the program for his perspectives and predictions on the upcoming vote.
Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview from Milwaukee, the enthusiastic governor anticipated a "by an inch" win for GOP candidate Mitt Romney, in The Badger State specifically, and also across the Midwest in general:
"It's ultimately going to be about turnout and a handful of undecided voters out there," said Walker.
Staying in Big-10 country, former Ohio governor and Barack Obama supporter Ted Strickland also joined the show, exhibiting extreme confidence in the incumbent's chances in the critical battleground state: FULL POST
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