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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: Maine Mariner
Obama will most likely still have more normal delegates than Hillary when the Dem convention begins. The super delegates will have to take it away from Obama.

I disagree with you. McCain will beat both of these guys in November.

21 posted on 03/15/2008 11:50:07 AM PDT by Red Steel
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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.

The big question now is how the blacks will see his loss of the nomination. If they see it as a "whitey holding them down" scenario, I'd doubt they would redirect their support to Hillary.

22 posted on 03/15/2008 11:50:34 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Red Steel
The super delegates will have to take it away from Obama.

"Better put some ice on that."

23 posted on 03/15/2008 11:51:46 AM 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
Yes Wright's sermons are abominable! 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.

The Republicans??? The Republicans would run and hide under the bed.

From ABC News on February 13th:

ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: On Wednesday, a top adviser to John McCain said more definitively than he has in the past that he will step down from the Arizona senator's presidential campaign if the presumed GOP nominee faces Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in the general election.

"I would simply be uncomfortable being in a campaign that would be inevitably attacking Barack Obama," said McCain adviser Mark McKinnon in an interview with NPR's "All Things Considered." "I think it would be uncomfortable for me, and I think it would be bad for the McCain campaign."
24 posted on 03/15/2008 11:52:46 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: NRG1973
The only thing that we can do now is to ask Republicans in PA, NC & In to crossover and vote for Obama. If that doesn't happen, Hillary's momentum might allow he r to catch him. I'd rather he have a huge delegate lead going into the convention, then if she steals it, it will create a backlash.

Exactly.

Not only that but Obama lacks the savvy to cover his past politically.

The only drawback to an Obama nomination is he is still young enough to run again and again until he wins.

25 posted on 03/15/2008 11:53:49 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: umgud
Blacks will not support Hillary if this derails Obama, which I believe it will. They will blame the Clintons for pushing this story. It will ironic if they did not.
26 posted on 03/15/2008 11:54:01 AM PDT by jrooney (Obama's mentor says God Da*n America. That explains Obama's refusal to put his hand over his heart.)
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To: GVnana
There seems to be a bit of schizophrenia going in the ranks...

was it just a month or two ago when the consensus preference was for Hillary!, as she was much more beatable than Obomba. And now, its switched to being Obomba as the more beatable.

Goes to show that events will shape things, and not random events, but 'man'-made and campaign-made. Once past all the conventions, I'm expecting a steady, periodic, perhaps-weekly barrage of made-for-MSM attacks by the Hillary! gang against McCain, while the McCainians have little in the way of return volleys.

27 posted on 03/15/2008 11:55:40 AM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: tomnbeverly
"What we have here is a bright, eloquent, and utterly insular candidate, incredibly naïve, with terrible judgment who is absolutely clueless about America. In fact, many Americans are NOT buying Mrs. Obama's "for the first time in my life, I am proud of my country" explaination after seeing what they were INDOCTRINATED with by "rev" Wright. B. Hussein Osama Obama, like all Socialists, will NEVER tell you what they truely stand for.



28 posted on 03/15/2008 11:55:53 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Lockup child molesters RFN!)
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To: jrooney
Did you notice last night that Barry said he heard about this story after it broke on Fox News? Want to bet that eeeeevil Fox and the Republicans will also be blamed?
29 posted on 03/15/2008 11:57:00 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

You’re right. Better that the Dems deep six Obama all by themselves, even if that does mean Hillary’s the nominee. She will lose in the general.


30 posted on 03/15/2008 11:57:16 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Miss Didi
The Republicans??? The Republicans would run and hide under the bed.

The Republican party wasn't responsible for the info about Obama's pastor coming out...talk radio was. The same thing could have happened at a time closer to the convention or just thereafter.

But by coming out now, it is possible that white Democrats and Independants will start voting for the Hildebeast in huge numbers. With do-vers 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.

31 posted on 03/15/2008 11:58:02 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: MittFan08
Hillary will be easier to beat.

Plus, we (Conservatives) want the Dems to defeat Obama in the primaries, so we don't have to do it in the general and get the “bigot” sign hung around our necks for the next 40 years.

32 posted on 03/15/2008 11:59:00 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Miss Didi
I am sure some will blame Fox or conservatives. I think the vast majority of blacks will hold it against the Clintons, sit out the election or vote for McCain to spite Hillary.
33 posted on 03/15/2008 11:59:38 AM PDT by jrooney (Obama's mentor says God Da*n America. That explains Obama's refusal to put his hand over his heart.)
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To: Argus

“Obama: All turban and no goats.”

Bwahahaha!


34 posted on 03/15/2008 12:00:28 PM PDT by Canedawg (No to Che Hussein NObama, and The Hildebeast, too)
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To: EGPWS
Obama is a more beatable foe than the comeback kid's wife.

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

35 posted on 03/15/2008 12:02:41 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: pissant

“Credit the good Reverend Jeremiah”

Can I get an AMEN?! LOL


36 posted on 03/15/2008 12:03:26 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Cedric
Hillary will be easier to beat. Plus, we (Conservatives) want the Dems to defeat Obama in the primaries, so we don't have to do it in the general and get the “bigot” sign hung around our necks for the next 40 years.

One thing that you have to realize is that Hillary will NEVER allow Obama to win the nomination. If she has to she will blackmail every living superdelegate to get their vote at the convention. Face facts, Hillary WILL BE the nominee. Our big chance is to make her have to steal it from Obama. That would cause a riff in the Dem party that would impact the presidential race as well as congressional races as blacks sit out the general election.

37 posted on 03/15/2008 12:03:32 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973
The Republican party wasn't responsible for the info about Obama's pastor coming out...talk radio was.

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.
38 posted on 03/15/2008 12:03:47 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: GVnana

America just dodged a bullet if indeed Jeremiah brings down Obama.


39 posted on 03/15/2008 12:04:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: umgud

you have to assume that blacks will not automatically vote for anybody with a “D” after their name.The teachers union has done a good job of turning a generation of people into mindless sheep.


40 posted on 03/15/2008 12:04:39 PM PDT by pistolpetestoys (the ill-educated are more easily commanded)
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