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Mitt Romney Internal Polls Made Republican Think He'd Win

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2012 file photo shows then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestu
FILE - This Nov. 2, 2012 file photo shows then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gesturing as he speaks at a campaign stop in West Allis, Wis. The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

It’s no secret that the Romney campaign believed it was headed for victory on Election Day. A handful of outlets have reported that Team Romney’s internal polling showed North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia moving safely into his column and that it put him ahead in a few other swing states. When combined with Ohio, where the internal polling had him close, Romney was on track to secure all the electoral votes he needed to win the White House. The confidence in these numbers was such that Romney even passed on writing a concession speech, at least before the crotchety assignment-desk known as “reality” finally weighed in.

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