Wednesday, November 1, 2012 – 03:00 p.m.

Another desperate flurry of pie-in-the-sky polls heavily favoring President Barack Obama appeared this week.

One just has to love all the wishful thinking.

Republican intensity is at its highest in years.

Hurricane Sandy heavily affected the state’s of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and the eastern half of Pennsylvania.

All heavily Democrat-leaning areas.

Other state’s were affected to a significantly lesser extent.

The latest polling gimmick award goes to The National Journal and CBS/New York Times.

The Journal published a poll on Wednesday giving Obama a 5-point edge over Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. A result no other poll has indicated of late.

When you delve into the poll demographics you have to just laugh out loud.

Once again another poll that skews the Democrat turnout weighting to an 8-point advantage over Republican.

The CBS/Times menagerie has Obama up 5-points.

Looking behind the numbers here we see the weighted sample of 898 respondents was 8.8 percent higher for Democrats.

The cherry-picked sample of 798-respondents, from the 898 above, is weighted 5 percent higher for Democrats.

More wishful thinking.