Skip to comments.Rasmussen – Obama support drops
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. Its Obama 46% Clinton 45% (see recent daily results). This reflects an unusually sharp change from yesterdays 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 nights 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. Its McCain 47% Obama 42% and McCain 46% Clinton 42% (see recent daily results). It appears that Clintons challenges to Obama may be helping McCain at least in the short-term. McCains 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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It was ABC news that broadcast the "God Damn America" sermon. That was the big wake-up call.
Obama’s antipatriotism will get out and ruin his momo.
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.
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?
Obama’s support will rise again upon Hillary’s release of her questionable tax returns....
All they have to do is listen to one of Hillary’s speeches....that should do it.....
If the press would actually report that Hillary is going to be under oath in August, it might help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don't know. I don't think tax returns capture people's imaginations. Depends on what is revealed.
“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?
If the conservative base refuses to rally to the support of McCain, the DBM will not attack him, they’ll actually prop him up.
Tell that to the one who's behind it (can you guess who she is?)
You could’t be more wrong. This story has long legs.
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.
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.
Obama’s popularity is tubing due to this ‘black liberation theology’ preacher of his.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow. I don't agree with that at all. Ron Paul? Huckabee? Romney? Thompson? But, McCain has the delegates so that question is closed.
Perhaps 95% of blacks who turn out will vote for Hillary.
But the turnout will be lousy.
Hillary will be, is and alway was gonna be easier to beat.
This is my expectation as well.
“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.
Today America has two Hero’s of the week:
The good Rev. Jeremiah Wright
The lovely Ashley Alexandra Dupré
True American hero’s the both of ‘em.
FR should have a running Hero of the week thread.
Ya, especially considering the brain tumor and all.
I think Rev Jeremiah Wright is a CON man....he’s barely black himself!
“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.”
I think that Obama is a con man and that he learned all his techniques from his “spiritual adviser”.
Just remember Ringo always got the most fan mail.
It wouldn't surprise me to learn that both Wright and Obama are more Irish than African.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I think he learned most of his techniques from Saul Alinsky and Frank Marshall Davis.
Just remember why. And shudder at the realization that Obama's ears are even bigger than Ringo's!