8:56 am ET
As has been reported, the Romney high command did some conference calls with supporters Tuesday to hand hold in the midst of a rough news week. Beth Myers, Ed Gillespie, and Matt Rhoades got on the phone to buck up the troops.
Supporting that effort was this memo from pollster Neil Newhouse, with talking points in various areas, about which the email accompanying the memo says “You can use this information as you speak with donors, colleagues, and friends about the
campaign. Also, feel free to forward them this memo for their reference.”
Like another recent Newhouse memo, this one is remarkably light on survey data. And it contains this somewhat dubious claim: “And, if you look at polling in the swing states around the country we’re looking at a dead heat virtually everywhere in the target states.”
You can read the full memo here.