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42% Want McCain to Answer 3:00 a.m. Phone Call
RASMUSSEN REPORTS ^ | RASMUSSEN

Posted on 03/07/2008 6:15:28 AM PST by OnRiver

The commercial was credited as one factor enabling Clinton to turn her campaign around in Texas last week. But, 42% of all voters said the person they’d most want to answer the phone was John McCain. Among all voters, 25% picked Clinton and another 25% named Obama as the person they’d want in the White House when a foreign policy crisis call arrived.

Among Democrats, 46% said they’d like Clinton to take that call while 36% named Obama.

Among Republicans, 79% named McCain while neither Democrat reached double digits.

Among unaffiliated voters, 39% said McCain would be their top choice to handle such a crisis. Twenty-seven percent (27%) of unaffiliateds said they thought Obama was the best to handle the call while 18% named Clinton.

Among men, 51% preferred McCain, 21% Obama, and 19% Clinton. Women were evenly divided—33% for McCain and 30% for each of the Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


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42% Want McCain to Answer 3:00 a.m. Phone Call Friday, March 07, 2008 Advertisment Before Hillary Clinton was declared the winner in Texas, most American voters had read, seen, or heard about her 3:00 a.m. telephone commercial. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 43% had seen at least part of the commercial which was played incessantly on news networks and other outlets for days. Another 16% had heard something about it and the overwhelming majority (81%) correctly identified Hillary Clinton as the candidate whose campaign ran the commercial (see the commercial).

The commercial was credited as one factor enabling Clinton to turn her campaign around in Texas last week. But, 42% of all voters said the person they’d most want to answer the phone was John McCain. Among all voters, 25% picked Clinton and another 25% named Obama as the person they’d want in the White House when a foreign policy crisis call arrived.

Among Democrats, 46% said they’d like Clinton to take that call while 36% named Obama.

Among Republicans, 79% named McCain while neither Democrat reached double digits.

Among unaffiliated voters, 39% said McCain would be their top choice to handle such a crisis. Twenty-seven percent (27%) of unaffiliateds said they thought Obama was the best to handle the call while 18% named Clinton.

Among men, 51% preferred McCain, 21% Obama, and 19% Clinton. Women were evenly divided—33% for McCain and 30% for each of the Democrats.

As for which of the three would be the worst to have in the White House when a foreign policy crisis broke out, 36% named Obama, 28% McCain, and 25% Clinton. Men were evenly divided as to whether Clinton or Obama would be the worst. Women were evenly divided as to whether Obama or McCain would be the worst.

An Obama foreign policy advisor said that neither Democrat was prepared to take that call (see video), a comment that John McCain was quite happy to endorse.

1 posted on 03/07/2008 6:15:29 AM PST by OnRiver
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To: OnRiver

Unsurprising. McCains WoT stance will win him the election. Neither Hillary or Obama can reach to him.


2 posted on 03/07/2008 6:18:17 AM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: OnRiver

bookmark for later


3 posted on 03/07/2008 6:18:41 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (When life gives you lemons...don't forget the vodka...)
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To: OnRiver

Did anyone say who was calling at 3AM?
If it is the Clinton whitehouse it could be Monica calling at 3AM right? (No big deal)
If it is the Obama whitehouse it could be one of his Arab relatives from Africa calling. (No big deal)


4 posted on 03/07/2008 6:18:54 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: OnRiver
"Among men, 51% preferred McCain, 21% Obama, and 19% Clinton."

The "men" who'd prefer Hillary or Obama aren't men... they are metrosexual surrender monkeys.

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5 posted on 03/07/2008 6:19:07 AM PST by avacado
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To: OnRiver

I’d rather talk to Cindy.


6 posted on 03/07/2008 6:19:54 AM PST by period end of story
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To: OnRiver

The only way I would want any one of these three answering the whitehouse telephone would be is if after answering the telephone they hand it away and say “Mr. president, its for you”


7 posted on 03/07/2008 6:22:33 AM PST by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: OnRiver

Saturday Night Live should do a skit showing the red phone ringing and a light coming on in a dark bedroom. We’d see Bill Clinton reaching to answer as Hillary still slept. The voice-over could be “Do you really know whom you are voting for”?

Umm, on second thought, that wouldn’t work. No one would ever believe they would be in the same bed.


8 posted on 03/07/2008 6:24:00 AM PST by GOP_Proud (Disgruntled about it all. None of the above.)
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To: OnRiver

It seems that most voters are selecting “none of the above” as their preference.

That does not bode well for any of the 3 current contenders, as none even gets close to 50% from ‘all’ voters.


9 posted on 03/07/2008 6:25:14 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: OnRiver

Ballgame.


10 posted on 03/07/2008 6:27:17 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: SolidWood

“Among all voters, 25% picked Clinton and another 25% named Obama”

Together they beat McCain


11 posted on 03/07/2008 6:29:18 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: SolidWood

I have to agree with you. The terrorists will try to give W a sendoff message close to the end of his term. This will settle the election issue.


12 posted on 03/07/2008 6:29:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: OnRiver
Imagine Hillary getting the proverbial 3 am call ...first follow-up call would be to her pollster to see how a decision one way or another would affect her approval numbers. Her husband Bill acted the same way in crises other than when, at the height of the Monica scandal, he quickly ordered a cruise missile strike at empty tents in Afghanistan and a Sudanese aspirin factory to take the heat off.
13 posted on 03/07/2008 6:30:24 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: OnRiver

I’ll go with Gilligan over these three clowns.


14 posted on 03/07/2008 6:30:33 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Billg64
Republicans M 79 D 15?
Democrats M 12? D 82
Independents M 39 D 45

Doesn't look all that encouraging to me.

15 posted on 03/07/2008 6:30:57 AM PST by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: nuconvert

THEY ARE NOT TOGETHER.


16 posted on 03/07/2008 6:32:42 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: nuconvert

There are Hillary supporters who would rather go with McCain than Obama.


17 posted on 03/07/2008 6:33:42 AM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: SolidWood

...and why 3am ? Is that when we were attacked on 911 ?


18 posted on 03/07/2008 6:34:15 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Ingtar
Doesn't look all that encouraging to me.

This numbers don't really change a great deal from one election to the next. That's why motivation and turnout are so important. If McCain doesn't energize Republicans, he loses.

19 posted on 03/07/2008 6:34:31 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: OnRiver

Those numbers go out the window with a Clinton/Obama ticket.


20 posted on 03/07/2008 6:35:44 AM PST by airborne (For ENGLISH, press '1' . For SPANISH, hang up and learn ENGLISH!)
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To: The_Victor
That's why motivation and turnout are so important. If McCain doesn't energize Republicans, he loses.

If Hill pulls it out, Hussein's supporters will be so demoralized they will not show up. Especially the young people.

21 posted on 03/07/2008 6:37:17 AM PST by GOP_Proud (Disgruntled about it all. None of the above.)
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To: The_Victor
If McCain doesn't energize Republicans, he loses.

I feel the Dole-like energy already. He does not energize me and Dole did.

22 posted on 03/07/2008 6:39:05 AM PST by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: OnRiver

The important numbers here, as I have been saying all along, is the unaffiliated voters... McCain has this election won folks.... The Dems are putting up the weakest canidates I have ever seen in my life.

The unaffiliated voters decide elections, and Hillary is hated by most of the and Obama is such a stuffed shirt that his little stepping and fetching and say nothing/do nothing dog and pony show won’t sell there come election time. Only the far left are stupid enough to fall for his nonsense.

Not to mention the disinfranchisement that will happen in the D base to begin with should Obama win the elected delegate count and then lose the nomination because the party machine gives it to the Clintons. Hell even if Hillary would miraculously overtake Obama in elected delegates they’ll still have a schism that will destroy their base in the general.

Black talk radio conspiracies will be a flying a pleanty either way.


23 posted on 03/07/2008 6:41:03 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: golfisnr1

not yet


24 posted on 03/07/2008 6:41:47 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: Ingtar
I feel the Dole-like energy already. He does not energize me and Dole did.

I'm with ya. But, I'll wait for his VP selection to decide whether I'll vote for him.

25 posted on 03/07/2008 6:46:31 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: OnRiver
42% Want McCain to Answer 3:00 a.m. Phone Call

McCain only picks up for illegals.

26 posted on 03/07/2008 6:50:43 AM PST by Swordfished
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To: SolidWood

His WoT stance, His overall experience, and the fact he’s the only adult in the race.


27 posted on 03/07/2008 6:51:32 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: SolidWood

Well, just hope and pray.

The economy has been a major concern and the leftist media which wants McCain defeated now, is touting every new piece of information indicating it is dooing poorly, in hope of eclipsing McCain and the WoT in the public eye.

In fact, BOTH are intertwined and equally important.


28 posted on 03/07/2008 6:52:38 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: SolidWood

I thought the same thing when I saw that ad.
If it was true to life Hillary commercial: the phone would be ringing and Bill Clinton would be passed out face down on a dirty carpet. Beer bottles and passed out coeds strewn around like newspapers! A mirror with coke on it next to the phone. A bag of chinese money in the corner.

The phone rings and rings and rings.
Cut to next scene. Special Forces guy in a fox hole in Pakistan on a sat. phone watches Osama Bin Laden walk out of a cave and stand there. An SF sniper asks the other soldier what to do. He says, “There is no answer at the white house. Let him go.”


29 posted on 03/07/2008 6:54:01 AM PST by Holicheese (Beware your friendly air defenses!)
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To: HamiltonJay

independents don’t like Affirmative Action and Obama would put AF on steriods. They don’t like taxes and they are don’t vote for liberal democrates ....moderate democrates and conservative democrates but not liberal ones.


30 posted on 03/07/2008 7:09:25 AM PST by OnRiver
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To: airborne

So will a great many people ... and from the 12th floor.


31 posted on 03/07/2008 7:14:34 AM PST by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: OnRiver
...moderate democrates and conservative democrates...

Just the people that went home to the Democrat Party in 2006.

32 posted on 03/07/2008 7:15:27 AM PST by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: OnRiver

“Among all voters, 25% picked Clinton and another 25% named Obama as the person they’d want in the White House when a foreign policy crisis call arrived.”

Problem that Juanito is going to have is that by the time the election rolls around, gas prices will be over 4 dollars a gallon. People will be looking for someone to blame and for someone willing to “do something” about the problem. Right or wrong, Hillary! will come up with some socialistic excuse for nationalizing the oil companies, while Juanito’s only plan seems to be to raise the prices even higher through a .50 gas tax.


33 posted on 03/07/2008 7:16:56 AM PST by Grunthor (None of the Above 2008!)
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To: The_Victor

“If McCain doesn’t energize Republicans, he loses.”

You mean....fear might not be enough this time?


34 posted on 03/07/2008 7:20:12 AM PST by Grunthor (None of the Above 2008!)
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To: SolidWood
Game, set match. No one wants Hillary OR Obama to answer that 3 am phone call. Hillary wouldn't be there, as she would be out looking for Bill, and Obama would probably be coked out.
35 posted on 03/07/2008 7:23:21 AM PST by societygirl
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To: avacado

Or gay.


36 posted on 03/07/2008 7:23:44 AM PST by societygirl
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To: Grunthor

Fear of a left socialist liberal is a huge motivator. So yes, fear plays a part.


37 posted on 03/07/2008 7:24:12 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: OnRiver

Isn’t it important to anticipate the nature of the phone call?

President Obama picks up the phone to hear: “Hello, this is Amanutjob. Please let the world know that Iran had nothing to do with that nuclear detonation near Palastine. Oh, and can we do lunch?”

President Hillary picks up the phone to hear: “It’s Bill. Ted and I were just driving along in the fog, and all of a sudden, we drove off of this bridge.....)”

President McCain picks up the phone to hear: “We got him sir! UBL will not be coming out of that cave!”


38 posted on 03/07/2008 7:28:09 AM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Grunthor
You mean....fear might not be enough this time?

Didn't work for GOP in 1992, 1996, or 2006.

Didn't work for the democRATs in 2000 or 2004.

I won't say absolutely that it wouldn't work, but the track record for fear as motivation to vote isn't good.

39 posted on 03/07/2008 7:30:15 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: OnRiver

Not really thrilled about McCain (less about the others), but I think 42% is interesting because that’s what Billy boy won with.


40 posted on 03/07/2008 7:33:11 AM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: OnRiver

I’m hoping the Whitehouse switchboard operator answers the phone at 3AM.


41 posted on 03/07/2008 7:34:25 AM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: OnRiver
About one or two months into his presidency, I want him to get a 3 am call from his doctor saying that his age and poor health requires that he step down and let his V.P. - Duncan Hunter, take charge.

I can dream, can't I?

42 posted on 03/07/2008 7:36:22 AM PST by DocH (colorado - The "new" kalifornia: enhabited by "fruits and nuts")
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To: Blue Turtle

“Fear of a left socialist liberal is a huge motivator. So yes, fear plays a part.”

LOL, a “socialist liberal?” So is that the “logic” that McBoob used to coin the phrase “liberal conservative” the other day?


43 posted on 03/07/2008 7:45:15 AM PST by Grunthor (None of the Above 2008!)
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To: Grunthor

Hitlery and Obama: dedicated to socializing the US, dedicated to dismantling our defense, dedicated to giving illegas drivers licenses, dedicated to raising ALL of our taxes....put all of that together and there is NO LOGICAL, SMART reason to vote for them.


44 posted on 03/07/2008 8:07:03 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

McBoob, Dedicated to higher prices at the pump and amnesty for illegals just as soon as four open borders governors tell him that the border is secure.


45 posted on 03/07/2008 8:12:06 AM PST by Grunthor (None of the Above 2008!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The terrorists will try to give W a sendoff message close to the end of his term. This will settle the election issue.

And it will be pointed out that it was the DEMS who continually voted to blind our our intelligence services. If the attack happens, it can be argured that the terrorists, who had not be able to lay a glove on us in the previous 7 years, when we WERE able to do surveillance, finally were able to work in secrecy to attack us, without our being able to find out about it in advance, as we had been doing sine 9/11.

46 posted on 03/07/2008 8:18:46 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

The DEMS are socialist traitors who despise what this country is, what is stands for, and its recognition of GOD.


47 posted on 03/07/2008 8:41:55 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: SuziQ

‘zackly. America will remember who were loyal and who were not.


48 posted on 03/07/2008 8:43:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Holicheese

“He says, “There is no answer at the white house. Let him go.””

And the greatest thing about this is that HILLARY! has already crossed the unwritten line since Johnson’s “Daisy” on this kind of stuff with her ad.

She can’t cry “FEARMONGER!” because she did this HERSELF...

Bury this wench in her own stew...


49 posted on 03/07/2008 8:51:23 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: period end of story

Same here. She’s got it going on for an older woman.


50 posted on 03/07/2008 8:57:09 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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