//Drudge Report: Romney 53 percent, Obama 46 percent; Updated

Drudge Report: Romney 53 percent, Obama 46 percent; Updated


Drudge’s main headline has Romney up by seven points over Obama, but it’s not clear where these numbers are coming from. The headline link is to an AP article that summarizes the buildup to the final Romney-Obama face-off; the article makes no mention of any polling from this evening.

Drudge appears to be trolling the entire known universe right now.

— RB (@RBPundit) November 7, 2012

Does Matt Drudge know something the rest of us don’t?

Time will tell …



Drudge seems pretty excitable tonight. In a matter of minutes, the numbers in his headlines have changed dramatically. We were only able to get a couple of screen grabs before the headline changed:


The headline still links to the same AP article. And Twitterers are still trying to solve the mystery:

Drudge is trying to personally screw with my with his linkless stats. #StopItMattDrudge

— Dr. Kanko (@kankokage) November 7, 2012

What is this Drudge headline R 53 O 46?

— Robert (@RobertDaneCA) November 7, 2012

@jamiedupree Where is Drudge getting R 53% O 46%?

— Jeanne Scoggins (@tigerlillysnana) November 7, 2012

The Drudge linkless stat is killing me.

— Dr. Kanko (@kankokage) November 7, 2012

@arifleischer any idea where @drudge is getting his percentages?

— Jason Hunsberger (@jnhunsberger) November 7, 2012

WTF Drudge?

— Jambu Shambu (@jambu_Shambu) November 7, 2012

Drudge is obviously having a good time with all of us tonight. 😉

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) November 7, 2012

@noelsheppard I need a Drudge decoder ring.What does it mean????

— DeanW (@TexasDeano) November 7, 2012

Drudge is upping his Romney % to 54% is he trying to make media shit themselves?

— Gary (@garyalan82) November 7, 2012

Drudge saying 52-47?? Where’s source? Every finger and toe crossed. If Romney is truly leading indies by 15 he has a great shot…

— Darren A. Lee (@Thatcherite39) November 7, 2012

Is Drudge just trying to trend on Twitter with these percentages or what is the numbers he is showing lol

— Gary (@garyalan82) November 7, 2012

Anyone know what the Drudge headline R 54 O 45 means?!

— Nancy Rasmussen (@nrasmuss) November 7, 2012

NewsBusters’ Noel Sheppard has a theory:

Drudge headline now R 54% O 45%. I think what he’s doing here is real time ticker of reported vote totals.

— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) November 7, 2012

Several Twitterers believe Drudge is updating the popular vote numbers in real time:

@noelsheppard dude it’s the popular vote drudge has up

— Andrea (@NoMas3781) November 7, 2012

Drudge’s site is fun constantly updating the popular vote. Right now it’s R 51% O 48%!!

— Aslan’s Girl (@Aslans_Girl) November 7, 2012

One thing’s for sure:

If I had a dollar for every time i’ve refreshed Drudge today I could probably retire

— Sam Nelson (@realSamNelson) November 7, 2012

Same here. Whew!