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Panic Time for Obama McCain/Palin Gets Bounce and Poll Trending in their Favor (Gallup & Zogby)
Scared Monkeys ^ | September 7, 2008

Posted on 09/07/2008 7:32:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Now that’s a bounce and a half …

Obama, Biden, the LEFT and the MSM can complain all they want in their efforts to discredit Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, the truth of the matter is that their efforts are failing and the favorable trend of the McCain/Biden ticket is on the up-swing. The LEFT does not have the right to tell McCain how he is to run their campaign … Obama and his crew only have the right and ability to run theirs in the manner they seem fit. In all honesty, the Obama campaign has been run terribly of late.

The once candidate of Change has been anything but and is seeing his poll number go down the drain. Obama had a chance for change by choosing a woman for his VP. Obama did not and he now gets to witness the consequences. McCain to the chance and showed America who the real candidate of change really is.

In polling land all signs are pointing to an incredibly favorable trend to John McCain and Sarah Palin. The bounce from the Republican National Convention is ongoing as the momentum from the Palin phenomenon and McCain’s most watched speech is paying dividends.

The Gallup Daily tracking poll has McCain up by 3% points ahead of Obama. Not too long ago Obama had an 8 point advantage. These results of the Gallup poll are based on September 4-6 interviewing. As Hot Air points out the McCain advantage is outside the margin of error.

McCain’s 48% share of the vote ties for his largest since Gallup tracking began in early March. He registered the same level of support in early May. This is also McCain’s largest advantage over Obama since early May, when he led by as much as six percentage points. Obama has led McCain for most of the campaign, and for nearly all of the time since clinching the Democratic nomination in early June.

Earlier, Zogby had shown that McCain had taken the lead by a rather substantial margin 49.7% to 45.9%.Todays Gallup poll certainly confirms that the bounce is still in play and trending upward for McCain. Think the Obama camp is not worried? They most certainly are.


TOPICS: Alaska; Arizona; Delaware; Illinois; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008polls; biden; election; electionpresident; elections; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; palin
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Gallup tommorrow will show McCain 54% and Obama 44%. Sounds like it might be "game over" to me.
1 posted on 09/07/2008 7:32:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing is over. We need to win 70% to 30 if we can.


2 posted on 09/07/2008 7:35:11 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama now has 2 chances to win slim and none and slim left town hour ago.


3 posted on 09/07/2008 7:36:07 PM PDT by CurlyQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First sentence..McCain/Biden ticket? Typin’ a bit to fast...eh?


4 posted on 09/07/2008 7:36:44 PM PDT by woofer2425 (You will all be using Macs within 10 years)
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To: lookout88

They can’t cheat if we win big


5 posted on 09/07/2008 7:37:47 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Memo to Joe Biden:

Hire a food taster.


6 posted on 09/07/2008 7:38:19 PM PDT by kidd
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To: lookout88
Right. Way too early for gloating, although it is fair to say I'd rather be in McCain's shoes than Obama's right now.
7 posted on 09/07/2008 7:39:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: lookout88

“Nothing is over. We need to win 70% to 30 if we can.”

Roger that. And NO damnable “hanging chads.”


8 posted on 09/07/2008 7:39:27 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: lookout88
We need to win 70% to 30 if we can.

I'm with you. I want Obama to be beaten so badly that the democrats never nominate a marxist POS again.

I'm probably dreaming here ... but a drubbing MIGHT convince the democrats that they have to do some soul searching and maybe, just maybe, purge the moonbats from their leadership and become a viable alternative to the Republican party.

9 posted on 09/07/2008 7:39:39 PM PDT by jtal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Poll numbers look excellent, too bad the election isn't next week. Let's not get too cocky, then complacent. November 4th is still a couple of months away. Plenty of time for the dems to get a new plan of attack.
10 posted on 09/07/2008 7:40:53 PM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Poll numbers look excellent, too bad the election isn't next week. Let's not get too cocky, then complacent. November 4th is still a couple of months away. Plenty of time for the dems to get a new plan of attack.
11 posted on 09/07/2008 7:40:58 PM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: CurlyQ

“slim”

That’s racist.


12 posted on 09/07/2008 7:41:00 PM PDT by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: jtal

We need to work harder. Take nothing for granted.


13 posted on 09/07/2008 7:41:35 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gallup tommorrow will show McCain 54% and Obama 44%. Sounds like it might be "game over" to me.

Too early for the game to be over, but most polls next week will show a 5-8 point McCain lead.

14 posted on 09/07/2008 7:41:35 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: jtal
No Prisoners!
15 posted on 09/07/2008 7:41:50 PM PDT by Shqipo (Palin for Veep...? The shot....SCORE!!!!!)
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To: jtal

I’m in California. It’s hard for me to tell how the rest of the country is taking Palin.

How is McCain doing in the swing states?

What’s the typical post convention bounce (that Obama did not get)?


16 posted on 09/07/2008 7:42:13 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: jtal

I’m in California. It’s hard for me to tell how the rest of the country is taking Palin.

How is McCain doing in the swing states?

What’s the typical post convention bounce (that Obama did not get)?


17 posted on 09/07/2008 7:42:21 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay the course, Liberal media.

This is going exactly as planned.


18 posted on 09/07/2008 7:43:10 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been thinking that I don’t just want to win this election. I want Obama to lose so badly that he pulls several Senate and Congressional races down with him. I want him to get a butt kicking like McGovern. Is that asking too much? Lol

Maybe he will just go back to Illinois and never come back.


19 posted on 09/07/2008 7:44:53 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: lookout88
BHO's usual m.o. is to try to get his opponents removed from the ballot or force them out of the race by getting divorce records unsealed. So far their efforts in that regard in Alaska don't seem to be panning out. What's next? Getting McCain removed from the ballot in battleground states on the grounds that he's not a "natural born citizen"?

Usually the big dirty tricks are used just before the election (think the DUI story in 2000) but if his numbers drop he may have to start using them sooner.

20 posted on 09/07/2008 7:45:56 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: lookout88
We need to win 70% to 30 if we can.

The pre-election polls always under-count all of the dead people and illegal aliens that will turn out for the Democrats on election day.

21 posted on 09/07/2008 7:47:03 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BBBaaarrrraaaccckkkk! The sound of a scared sick Senator Obama hurling.


22 posted on 09/07/2008 7:48:03 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some interesting perspective about Biden, Hillary and Obama on Hillaryis44.com

Biden will not be an attack dog for Obama
Hillary's appearances on behalf of Obama-Biden remind voters that Obama did not pick her

23 posted on 09/07/2008 7:48:13 PM PDT by rabidralph (She shoots, she scores!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Expect the investigation into ANYTHING even remotely negative they can find on Palin (troopergate?) to be played up by the media ad-nauseum. If that doesn’t stick, the gold plated race card will be played 24-7 from that point until November. It’s all they have left.

I would wager that we would see a lot of carefully crafted stories in the media where the underlying theme will be: “If you don’t vote for Obama; you are a racist”


24 posted on 09/07/2008 7:48:45 PM PDT by American Infidel (It's pronounced 'ASK' not 'AXE'. It's a 3 letter word. How difficult can it be?)
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To: Verginius Rufus
"Usually the big dirty tricks are used just before the election (think the DUI story in 2000) but if his numbers drop he may have to start using them sooner."

Now starting the COUNTDOWN: Keating 5 and Lobbyists In His Office stories.

...I give the over/under at 10 days from today, Sunday the 7th.

25 posted on 09/07/2008 7:48:58 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain and Palin will win by a landslide. Let's just hope they sweep in a Republican Congressional majority on their coattails.

The ugly attacks on Sarah Palin served to reveal the ugliness of the Left for exactly what it is--ugliness and viciousness.

Mendacity, decadence, and self-serving exploitation are always ugly, and that's exactly what the Left is.

The American people have listened politely and have heard what Obama and the rest of the Left have to say. Their response will be a resounding NO! in the November election.

Once again Leftist depravity has outfoxed itself by revealing itself.

26 posted on 09/07/2008 7:50:02 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The ruling Chinese oligarchy is the envy of the American Left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I know McCain wants to include Democrats (Lieberman)in his Cabinet; but when did it become the McCain/Biden ticket? Third sentence down in first full paragraph. Editing please correct.
27 posted on 09/07/2008 7:50:13 PM PDT by richiep (Richie)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

“The pre-election polls always under-count all of the dead people and illegal aliens that will turn out for the Democrats on election day.”

True. Isn’t that one of the primary functions of a community organizer? Get the street people, the illegals, and dead to vote.


28 posted on 09/07/2008 7:50:36 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

No more marxist candidates. Turn the problem on the Pelosi-Reid congress. Sarah go after them, now!!! Drill!!!Drill their brains out!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 09/07/2008 7:51:01 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

60 days to go. That’s an eternity in politics. If it’s late October and McCain’s up *by* 49%, then I MIGHT start to relax.


30 posted on 09/07/2008 7:51:34 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: republicangel
I want him to get a butt kicking like McGovern.

I would settle for a butt kicking like Dukakis (45% of the popular vote/20% of the electoral vote), but would really like to see a butt kicking like Mondale (40% of the popular vote, 2.5% of the electoral vote).

Not likely, but we can dream can't we?

31 posted on 09/07/2008 7:52:40 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: Savage Beast

“Mendacity, decadence, and self-serving exploitation are always ugly, and that’s exactly what the Left is.”

I have suggesting that when Senator Obama loses he will have to write a new book titled “The Hopelessness of Stupid Audacity.”


32 posted on 09/07/2008 7:52:52 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Exactly. I’ve never understood how Axelrod is this great political strategist. Seems more like a partisan hack who benefited from operating in Dem controlled Chicago.

Welcome to the big leagues, David.


33 posted on 09/07/2008 7:53:06 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can’t afford to think we are winning ... we have to act like we (well, ok, McCain and Palin) are 20 points down.

but this is sure encouraging news !!!!


34 posted on 09/07/2008 7:53:22 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not over. Biden gone soon and MSM will go to any lengths to destroy Palin.

McCain - Palin campaign act like you’re 20pts down!


35 posted on 09/07/2008 7:54:49 PM PDT by Doug TX
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To: BibChr

I agree. This is a wakeup call for us.

For this big a shift, that means the public opinion is still volatile and can still swing the other way.

We need to work as if we are 10 points down.


36 posted on 09/07/2008 7:55:55 PM PDT by bushsupporter30
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To: hinckley buzzard

I hate be in Obama’s shoes ever.
And I also hate to be in Michael Moore’s Bruce Springsteen’s Oprah’s Alec Baldwin’s Susan Sarandon’s Barbara Steisnstan’s
ect. on 11/5.


37 posted on 09/07/2008 7:55:57 PM PDT by CurlyQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A couple hours of conservative adjenda promoted and reaching a national audience. UNFILTERED by the liberal propaganda machine we call the news media. LOOK at the results.


38 posted on 09/07/2008 7:57:25 PM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: Southack

Thus far the attacks are bouncing off of McCain/Palin and there is a law of diminishing returns.

Obama’s best shot is the debates, imo, and we saw how he did in Saddleback.


39 posted on 09/07/2008 7:57:41 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: CurlyQ
Obama now has 2 chances to win slim and none and slim left town hour ago.

Yes, but we know that "none" would register the dead to vote.
And "none" would bus the homeless to multiple polling sites.
And "none" . . .

Eternal vigilance.

40 posted on 09/07/2008 7:58:16 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: luckystarmom

I’d be curious to know how she’s being received in Cali.


41 posted on 09/07/2008 7:59:12 PM PDT by RedBloodedTexan (Great minds like a think.)
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To: Always Right

It ain’t “game over”, though it is a nice start at punching out the Obama campaign. The Dems have got a pile of cash and the media selling team Obama to beat the band!

Also at issue is the fact that it doesn’t really matter what the points are if the electoral map breaks the wrong way.

Something else to look forward to; the debates. I think they will give favor to McCain/Palin; lots of off the cuff “uhhms” by Barry and The Resonator driving through Biden like a train.


42 posted on 09/07/2008 7:59:37 PM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: luckystarmom
How is McCain doing in the swing states?

Can't answer that - I'm in Texas which is safely McCain - YEE-HAWW!!!! :-)

There was an article in the weekend WSJ that said that McCain has Michigan in play for the GOP for the first time in twenty years.

I am hopeful and prayerful that the nation will come to its senses and reject BHO and his veiled marxism.

43 posted on 09/07/2008 8:00:02 PM PDT by jtal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sounds like it might be "game over" to me.

It's been over.  We just had to wait for the MSM and pollsters to catch up.

 


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44 posted on 09/07/2008 8:02:25 PM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: bushsupporter30

You’re right. I’m continuing to hover at the point of giving money to McCain. I knew I’d probably grudgingly vote for him, but would NEVER give him money. I guess I feel a bit like Dennis Prager says he felt the first time he voted Republican. He said it was harder than when he broke kosher as an experiment.

I can’t think of a time I’ve ever liked, trusted, or (politically) respected McCain. I still don’t, really. But Palin changes the calculation. I just wish he’d credibly promise never to apologize for her or backstab her, between now and the election.

My bumper sticker would be the “McWhatshisname / Palin” one.


45 posted on 09/07/2008 8:02:29 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

I am definitely giving money this time and the last time I did was 2000.

I felt that we had the election in the bag in 2004 and no way was Kerry going to win.

This time I was not so sure seeing our side’s enthusiasm levels even lower than 2006 and now this has changed 180 degrees and has electrified our side and am more confident than 2004, but am still going to donate and try to volunteer if I am not traveling for work.


46 posted on 09/07/2008 8:05:35 PM PDT by bushsupporter30
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To: scooby321

Strongly agree. We must all remember that what goes up must come down - the sun, political icons and people’s opinions. God gave us another chance - we better not screw this one up! Being cocky does not become anyone.


47 posted on 09/07/2008 8:08:07 PM PDT by Grams A
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more McCain stays up the more likely it is that Obama’s support continues to evaporate, especially among the young. They won’t want to be seen backing a loser.

Also there are a fair number of whites who have fallen victim to supporting Obama due to the liberal racism guilt trip.


48 posted on 09/07/2008 8:08:33 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: incredulous joe
Also at issue is the fact that it doesn’t really matter what the points are if the electoral map breaks the wrong way.

If McCain has a 5 point lead, it doesn't matter. That translates into a significant landslide. Michigan, Penn, Minn, Wisc would all swing to the GOP.

49 posted on 09/07/2008 8:14:40 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: jtal

I grew up in Texas, and I still have lots of family and friends there. I either get the liberal California spin, or the republican Texas spin.

I haven’t even asked what my friends (except a few conservative ones) what they think of Palin. I try not to talk politics around here.


50 posted on 09/07/2008 8:16:22 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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