Skip to comments.Gallup Poll: Dukakis leads Bush by 17 points
Posted on 09/16/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by Signalman
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"Democrat Michael Dukakis, riding a wave of positive publicity from the convention that nominated him for president last week, led Vice-President Bush by 17 points in a Gallup poll released last Tuesday".
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Unfortunately...it is a different world today...than it was in 1988...
The DNC press lies, al day every day.
MItts probably ahead by 10Pts.
Yes, but this was in July of 88’, and the GOP convention came second and fully erased this lead. In fact, I believe Bush was leading after his convention and never trailed after that.
If a Massachusetts Liberal be ahead in the polls in 1988, another Massachusetts Liberal should be able to win the election in 2012.
Keep posting these for the throw in the towel republicans.
What I’d like to know is are all the whinny republicans (me included) praying? I mean praying hard!
Anyone have a guess where Romney/Ryan really stand in the polls? I guess I mean not in the polls, but in reality at this point? I hang up on I don’t know how many pollsters.
I’m putting my money on Dukakis!
These are ABRs, not towel republicans. They want to lose.
Nope. Pollsters are still as stupid now as they were then.
I think Romney/Ryan is up +12% nationally.
If that was after the convention, I could see it but luckily it went away quick. Both conventions did not give much of a bounce this round. Last year McCain got a huge bump because of Sarah. This year I don’t think anyone is excited about this election Republicans or Democrats.
>>>What Id like to know is are all the whinny republicans (me included) praying? I mean praying hard!>>>
I pray the Rosary every day for peace, and have been for a few years. At the suggestion of another Freeper, I upped it to 2 Rosaries.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be a Rosary, but PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for peace. If you are rushed for time, then say a quick prayer as often as you think of it. Even “God, please protect us” would be suitable.
This is a VERY different time. You might as well compare Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay to today. We can’t even compare 2000 to this. The electorate is entrenched in two camps. There are only about 2% remaining to convince. It’s a very different world. Past elections are pretty meaningless to today.
Don’t you just love those polls? Two weeks before the 2004 election, all the major the polls had John Kerry beating George Bush by eight points. Newspapers in Europe and the Middle East were already calling him “President Kerry”.
Also, the country was still over 70% white in 1988, and the electorate even more so. Of course, there is a connection between this and the use of government services, as black and latino Americans are more likely to use welfare services than whites.
Proving they are the stupid party, the GOP has done nothing to stop mass immigration, even though it’s clear that most immigrant groups are natural Democrats, and even though the public has generally and consistently supported reductions in immigration.
Even though Romney should be doing better with whites, the share he is winning right now was pretty much the same share that allowed Reagan to crush Carter; now it just barely allows him to be even.
That would be a nice outcome for this election.
On August 22, two professors from the University of Colorado predicted, based on economic data, that Romney would have a huge Electoral College Win. At that time they said they would update their prediction in September. I can't find any evidence of this update. I wonder if Axelrod had a chat with them like he did with Gallup.
Oversampled push poll. I know that Bishop Bush will win in November!
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