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Rasmussen Obama support drops
Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2008 | Rasmussen Poll

Posted on 03/15/2008 11:23:34 AM PDT by GVnana

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton essentially even in the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. It’s Obama 46% Clinton 45% (see recent daily results). This reflects an unusually sharp change from yesterday’s results when Obama led by eight points and reached the 50% level of support for the first time. Daily tracking results are collected via nightly telephone surveys and reported on a four-day rolling average basis. Last night’s results were very favorable for Clinton and it remains to be seen whether this marks a lasting change in the race or is merely statistical noise. Single night results are based upon very small samples and are more volatile than the overall tracking poll.

Looking to November, John McCain now holds a slight lead over both Democrats in the General Election. It’s McCain 47% Obama 42% and McCain 46% Clinton 42% (see recent daily results). It appears that Clinton’s challenges to Obama may be helping McCain at least in the short-term. McCain’s polling numbers against Obama began improving during the run-up to the hard-fought Democratic Primaries in Ohio and Texas. Obama has a three-percentage point edge over McCain among unaffiliated voters but is currently supported by just 65% of Democrats. By way of comparison, McCain earns the vote from 80% of Republicans.

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To: Miss Didi
You're both right. In a way. In conservative circles, Obama's church affiliation and their support of Louis Farrakhan was controversial.

It was ABC news that broadcast the "God Damn America" sermon. That was the big wake-up call.

51 posted on 03/15/2008 12:14:58 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: GVnana

Obama’s antipatriotism will get out and ruin his momo.


52 posted on 03/15/2008 12:17:15 PM PDT by omega4179 (b.Hussein)
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To: skeeter

All this indignant speculation and prognostication....

There are still 9 months to go people. The MSM has not even begun to spin the general election yet.

Obama will wiggle out of this one like he has all the other so called torpedoes that were supposed to sink him overnight. Remember the Gay Limo/drug encounter? that one didn’t even make it to the end of the week, and it came out on a Friday.

The general public still has no clue what has happened or who Jeremiah Wright is, nor do they care. What they see is $4.00 gasoline, blamed on a Republican administration, food prices shooting through the Supermarket roof, and large businesses starting to fail in the aftermath of a Biblical Stock Market crash. (Oh, and also 80 Billion $ a year spent in Iraq) And for them, they remember McCain’s promise that out troops are staying put at the going rate.

Surely, many here are getting over zealous with speculation, morphed into a false sense of reality.


53 posted on 03/15/2008 12:17:37 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....Viva El Presidente! "I'm not prejudice, I hate everybody the same.")
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To: doug from upland

The writing is on the wall.Obama will sink fast and Hillary will take the nomination.
Then the real fun begins.Watch the liberal media launch a full frontal assault on Mc Cain and shred him to pieces.
That,along with his lukewarm support from us conservatives,means the Queen B will be in the White House in 2009.
Any other possible scenarios that you see?


54 posted on 03/15/2008 12:21:01 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: GVnana; E. Cartman

Obama’s support will rise again upon Hillary’s release of her questionable tax returns....


55 posted on 03/15/2008 12:22:01 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Obamanation = Abomination)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

All they have to do is listen to one of Hillary’s speeches....that should do it.....


56 posted on 03/15/2008 12:24:05 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....Viva El Presidente! "I'm not prejudice, I hate everybody the same.")
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To: Kuksool
I have postulated that if the Dems conclude that neither Hillary nor Obama can win they'd prefer to have Obama run precisely so they could, immediately after losing, engage in the process of changing his middle name from Hussein to “Defeatedbybigotedrepublicans”.
57 posted on 03/15/2008 12:27:58 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Riverman94610

If the press would actually report that Hillary is going to be under oath in August, it might help.


58 posted on 03/15/2008 12:28:09 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: GVnana
"and in many ways they are currently doing their best to lose it."

But never underestimate the GOP ability to out do the RATS in this area. If there is a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in an election, Republicans can probably find it.

59 posted on 03/15/2008 12:28:45 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Argus
That would be possible only if McCain campaigned against Obama. Do you really think he can or will?
60 posted on 03/15/2008 12:30:08 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Argus
Senator Rodham will pull out a squeaker at the convention, then lose to McCain in November.

Either pro-abortion/infanticide candidate will lose to McCain. The only mystery left is whether there will be a racial conflagration in Denver. It seems inevitable to me now.

61 posted on 03/15/2008 12:31:12 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: doug from upland

Hadn’t heard that one about Hillary under oath.True,that could be damaging.
Then again,the media could make excuses for her until the cows come home and the lib women of America would rally around “the mean Old Boys Network is picking on her again”mantra.


62 posted on 03/15/2008 12:32:01 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Surely, many here are getting over zealous with speculation, morphed into a false sense of reality.

Speculating, yes. But not in a lip-biting way, so don't be concerned.

In fact, I hope you're right & Obama survives - I don't want it to end. For the first time in years I'm actually enjoying politics.

63 posted on 03/15/2008 12:32:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Obama’s support will rise again upon Hillary’s release of her questionable tax returns....

I don't know. I don't think tax returns capture people's imaginations. Depends on what is revealed.

64 posted on 03/15/2008 12:32:29 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: Maine Mariner

“The Republicans could have easily tied him to Obama after he got the nomination and McCain could have carried 45-48 states leaving Obama the District of Columbia and at the most five other states.
This is the reason we should have done everything we could to defeat Clinton in Texas and elsewhere. “

Between Sean Hannity and Rush, with friends like these, who needs enemies?


65 posted on 03/15/2008 12:32:56 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Riverman94610

If the conservative base refuses to rally to the support of McCain, the DBM will not attack him, they’ll actually prop him up.


66 posted on 03/15/2008 12:34:34 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: doug from upland
This should have waited until after Pennsylvania.

Tell that to the one who's behind it (can you guess who she is?)

67 posted on 03/15/2008 12:35:24 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus on global warming skeptics: "a whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You could’t be more wrong. This story has long legs.


68 posted on 03/15/2008 12:38:39 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: NRG1973
With do-overs scheduled for MI & FL its possible that momentum might lead to Hillary catching Obama before the convention. If that happens then their would be no outrage over her "stealing" the nomination from him.

Because the Democrats' delegates are awarded "proportionally," it is very unlikely that The Evil One will overcome Obama's lead in pledged delegates. If such a lead exists when the convention begins, Obama's supporters would be more than outraged if he doesn't get the nomination.

69 posted on 03/15/2008 12:39:02 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: murron

I agree. The Clintons are the worst possible scenario. Every generation has some great difficulty it has to endure. For some it was the Great Depression. For some it was World War II. For some it was Viet Nam. I know this will sound like a gross overstatement, but for me, beyond terrorism, the Clintons and the hateful, divisive, know it all philosophical ideologies embraced by them and their followers are mine.


70 posted on 03/15/2008 12:43:50 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Thud

Obama’s popularity is tubing due to this ‘black liberation theology’ preacher of his.


71 posted on 03/15/2008 12:45:14 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: GVnana

McCain better pick a solid conservative VP, and serve only one term. This election is actually his to lose. In fact, any one of the Republican candidates with the exception of Giuliani could easily beat Obama and/or Hillary.


72 posted on 03/15/2008 12:47:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: MittFan08
"We’ll have to deal with Hillary- she’s beatable, but not as beatable as Obama would have been with skeletons like these in his closet."


She will be if a sizable portion of Obama's supporters abandon her for taking out Obama.
73 posted on 03/15/2008 12:48:46 PM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Huckabee?


74 posted on 03/15/2008 12:49:00 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: GVnana

Only poll that matters is 3 days before General Election. Actually even that poll only matters if one of the candidate is ahead by more than 4%.

If they are not, the ONLY thing that matters is in that poll, who was TRENDING UP and who was TRENDING DOWN.

Rest is waste of time.


75 posted on 03/15/2008 12:50:28 PM PDT by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: rob777

Sure,the black Obama supporters will cry and moan at being cheated out of the nomination by Hillary.
But watch.In November,95% will be at the polls casting a pro-Hillary vote.
Reluctantly,to be sure.Yet a reluctant vote counts just as much as one that is cast passionately.


76 posted on 03/15/2008 12:52:53 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: Miss Didi
"The Republicans??? The Republicans would run and hide under the bed."


You got that right. It is far better to let Hillary and Obama take each other out than be naive enough to believe that the GOP will. Obama is not the only one coming out of this smelling rotten. Bill and Hillary, along with a sizable section of the Democratic Party is being revealed as racist. This mess could have repercussions well beyond this November for the Dems.
77 posted on 03/15/2008 12:54:54 PM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: RC2

There is at least one more bombshell out there, but at this point I prefer not to talk about it. Unfortunately hillary will have different motives. She’s the one who put Wright on YouTube, and she’ll pretty certainly put out this other stuff now, because her first order of business is to win the nomination.

Sometimes things are hard to predict, but I now begin to think Obama would have been easier to beat in November than Countess Hildabeast.


78 posted on 03/15/2008 12:55:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
any one of the Republican candidates with the exception of Giuliani could easily beat Obama and/or Hillary.

Wow. I don't agree with that at all. Ron Paul? Huckabee? Romney? Thompson? But, McCain has the delegates so that question is closed.

79 posted on 03/15/2008 12:56:52 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: Miss Didi
Well I think this wuss Mark McKinnon should step down right now.
What a Pussy, and to say this on NPR?
McCain should fire his ass immediately.
80 posted on 03/15/2008 12:57:14 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Riverman94610

Perhaps 95% of blacks who turn out will vote for Hillary.

But the turnout will be lousy.


81 posted on 03/15/2008 12:57:16 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Cicero

Hillary will be, is and alway was gonna be easier to beat.


82 posted on 03/15/2008 1:01:29 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Miss Didi
"Uh, wrong. Sean Hannity had been talking about it for months on Hannity & Colmes, but Brian Ross, of ABC News, broke the story in the national media this week."


There were also articles about Rev. Wright's "Black Values System" here on FR a LONG time before that.
83 posted on 03/15/2008 1:02:15 PM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: Argus

This is my expectation as well.


84 posted on 03/15/2008 1:02:50 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: GVnana
I forgot how Ringo was one lucky guy.
85 posted on 03/15/2008 1:05:12 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: ncalburt

“I forgot how Ringo was one lucky guy.”

I suppose because he came into the Beatles right before they became famous and fabulously wealthy. Pete Best, whom he replaced, was probably one of the unluckiest.


86 posted on 03/15/2008 1:09:36 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: dfwgator

Today America has two Hero’s of the week:
The good Rev. Jeremiah Wright
and
The lovely Ashley Alexandra Dupré

True American hero’s the both of ‘em.

FR should have a running Hero of the week thread.


87 posted on 03/15/2008 1:10:58 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Riverman94610
"But watch.In November,95% will be at the polls casting a pro-Hillary vote."


Perhaps a large percentage of those that vote will, but I doubt that turn out among black voters will be very high if Hillary wins the nomination.
88 posted on 03/15/2008 1:11:46 PM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: murron

Ya, especially considering the brain tumor and all.


89 posted on 03/15/2008 1:12:25 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: tomnbeverly

I think Rev Jeremiah Wright is a CON man....he’s barely black himself!


90 posted on 03/15/2008 1:12:52 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character; Being Coddled Destroys Character)
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To: Red Steel

“FR opinions change on whose the more easier to beat Dem than a premenstrual symptom schizophrenic women. ;-)”

The opinions change in reaction to current events, and Rush’s Operation Kaos is either lauded or cursed in light of those events.

I suspect a longer term strategy at work. In the midst of battle a particular strategy does not always appear “a good idea.”


91 posted on 03/15/2008 1:13:15 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: goodnesswins

I think that Obama is a con man and that he learned all his techniques from his “spiritual adviser”.


92 posted on 03/15/2008 1:14:34 PM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: ncalburt
I forgot how Ringo was one lucky guy.

Just remember Ringo always got the most fan mail.

93 posted on 03/15/2008 1:16:23 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: goodnesswins
I think Rev Jeremiah Wright is a CON man....he’s barely black himself!

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that both Wright and Obama are more Irish than African.

94 posted on 03/15/2008 1:18:49 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: Riverman94610

The do overs won’t help hillary that much. Barak will take michigan. And he’ll take a good chunk of florida. I think barak will still take north carolina. IT’s still gonna be a pretty close race. It might be time for republicans to quit voting for hillary though. We’ve still got plenty of time to figure out if that is the case. It’s still just a little too early to tell how much damage barak has suffered and how much of that damage is going to stick long term.

There’s still the issue of lots of big name democrats in washington that are in full support of barak. And there’s the issue of delegates for john edwards. I really think the MSM killed john edwards. I think he should’ve had far more votes. It started out in iowa as a three way tie, remember?


95 posted on 03/15/2008 1:20:30 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: Cedric

It will probably be less than in 2004,thats true.The younger blacks will feel especially betrayed.
Yet Mc Cain will not benefit directly since almost no blacks favor him as an alternative.


96 posted on 03/15/2008 1:21:58 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: GVnana
Wow, it took a poll to figure that out?

I would wager that most of us Freepers could have made that prediction without the need for any poll.

Just think how fast and far he would have sank if the MSM had not been shilling for him and soft-pedalling this glaring character flaw.

97 posted on 03/15/2008 1:22:01 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: mamelukesabre

Everything is in flux right now.Michigan is a funny state that could go either way,depending on inner city turnout.
I think the smart thing for Republicans looking to monkey wrench the Dems is to go all out for Obama.That SHOULD have happened in Texas but Rush blew that strategy to smitherreens and now it looks like Hillary has the edge.


98 posted on 03/15/2008 1:24:57 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: Eva
Good afternoon.

I think he learned most of his techniques from Saul Alinsky and Frank Marshall Davis.

Michael Frazier

99 posted on 03/15/2008 1:25:43 PM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: GVnana
Just remember Ringo always got the most fan mail.

Just remember why. And shudder at the realization that Obama's ears are even bigger than Ringo's!

100 posted on 03/15/2008 1:26:04 PM PDT by Cedric
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