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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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Noting these trends, a Rasmussen Reports look at the race suggests that John McCain may be the luckiest man on the planet since Ringo Starr. The Presidential race in 2008 should be the Democrats to lose and in many ways they are currently doing their best to lose it.
1 posted on 03/15/2008 11:23:35 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Looks as if the American public is starting to learn more about Senator Obama; and what they’ve learned, they don’t like.


2 posted on 03/15/2008 11:27:59 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Huckaboob will never be Vice President.)
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To: GVnana

Senator Rodham will pull out a squeaker at the convention, then lose to McCain in November.


3 posted on 03/15/2008 11:28:33 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: E. Cartman

Lets hope this spills over into the general election.


4 posted on 03/15/2008 11:29:35 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: GVnana

Yes, as I’ve been saying for the past several years, national politics has become like a race to the bottom, with both major parties seeing how badly they can screw up and offend the voters.

In this race to the bottom, I wouldn’t rule out John McCain and the RNC.

I’d say that the most probably reason for this abrupt shift is the YouTubes of Wright’s sermons. They are absolutely abominable, and even my liberal connections who spoke to me about them were appalled.

And there’s more, even worse stuff out there about Obama. I think he’s cooked.


5 posted on 03/15/2008 11:30:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GVnana

Credit the good Reverend Jeremiah


6 posted on 03/15/2008 11:30:41 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: E. Cartman

It’s too bad that so many people are such slow learners — but I hope that it’s starting to seep into their skulls that neither Dem candidate is fit for the presidency (and that’s an understatement). McCain isn’t the greatest either, but he is miles better than those other two.


7 posted on 03/15/2008 11:33:38 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Cicero

If there’s more out there about Obama, Hillary will find it and show it. Obama is too slick.....or at least he thinks he is. He will loose White support pretty fast now.


8 posted on 03/15/2008 11:34:39 AM PDT by RC2
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To: E. Cartman

This should have waited until after Pennsylvania.


9 posted on 03/15/2008 11:35:19 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Cicero
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.
This is the reason we should have done everything we could to defeat Clinton in Texas and elsewhere. Between Obama, Obama’s wife, and Wright we could have seen a resurgence of the Republican party and to some extent the conservative movement.
Obama may be damaged goods by the time of the Democratic convention and delegates will unify around Clinton who goes on to win in November.
10 posted on 03/15/2008 11:36:40 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: E. Cartman
Looks as if the American public is starting to learn more about Senator Obama; and what they’ve learned, they don’t like.

Beyond his ability to construct a sentence, I could never see what is there to like.

11 posted on 03/15/2008 11:36:55 AM PDT by stevem
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To: RC2

If Obama hangs out with such racist, hateful people as Rev. Wright, you can bet he holds the same views. It is obvious that Michelle is a nasty woman with a ‘tude and I am sure Barak is the same.

Bottom line is that they all hate whitey, but know how to play on the white guilt of whitey to get to where they want to be. No thanks.


12 posted on 03/15/2008 11:39:19 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: GVnana

Everybody thought Obama was new, fresh, a promoter of change and different. Now they know he’s no different from the type of militant folks we abhore.


13 posted on 03/15/2008 11:40:50 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Argus
“Senator Rodham will pull out a squeaker at the convention, then lose to McCain in November.”

You've got that right. And so does Rush.

They haven't got a prayer.

14 posted on 03/15/2008 11:43:23 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Parley Baer

“Lets hope this spills over into the general election.”

That’s the bad news- this story broke with a few hundred superdelegates still uncommitted. Even the Dems aren’t stupid enough to nominate this piece of 527-bait after Kerry got trashed with much less inflammatory material.

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.


15 posted on 03/15/2008 11:44:39 AM PDT by MittFan08
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To: doug from upland
This should have waited until after Pennsylvania.

I agree!!! It would be better if Obama had a bigger lead in the delegate count before this came out. That way, when Hillary steals the nomination at the convention, it would seem a huger travesty than it might end up. I have a funny feeling that Hillary will win Pennsyltucky by a whopping margin and the momentum (along with do-overs in FL & MI) will allow her to close the delegate gap before the convention.

16 posted on 03/15/2008 11:44:43 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: 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).

D@mn, this needs to happen after the primaries.

Obama is a more beatable foe than the comeback kid's wife.

17 posted on 03/15/2008 11:45:52 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Battle Axe

I saw these poll results and two words came to mind: Rush Limbaugh.


18 posted on 03/15/2008 11:46:42 AM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: GVnana

Every Sermon of Jeramiah Wright has been controversal because of its black values overtones... For Obama to say that he did not agree and would have walked out and spoken out about Wright is a flat out LIE>>>>>>

Obama is a liar...in the mold of Bill Clinton but unlike Clinton... Obama hates this country.


19 posted on 03/15/2008 11:47:21 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Standing by for the: if your not with us your a racist tactic.)
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To: EGPWS
D@mn, this needs to happen after the primaries. Obama is a more beatable foe than the comeback kid's wife.

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.

20 posted on 03/15/2008 11:48:54 AM PDT by NRG1973
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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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To: GVnana

I must admit, its beginning to look like the Dims might yet snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, again.


41 posted on 03/15/2008 12:05:26 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RC2

42 posted on 03/15/2008 12:06:28 PM PDT by G.Mason (And what is intelligence if not the craft of out-thinking our adversaries?)
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To: Cicero
You actually got your liberal connections to talk about the good Reverend Wright?!?

Every time I try to bring him up with my liberal cohorts, they quickly change the subject.

43 posted on 03/15/2008 12:07:09 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton)
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To: NRG1973

One thing you have to realize is that I realized what you now realize way before your realization was a reality.


44 posted on 03/15/2008 12:07:34 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: pistolpetestoys

The other thing the educational establishment has excelled in is drilling pupils in racial grievance & identity politics. This entire mess is going to radicalize a huge percentage of the black voting block against the Clintons.


45 posted on 03/15/2008 12:08:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Cedric
One thing you have to realize is that I realized what you now realize way before your realization was a reality.

Really???

:)

46 posted on 03/15/2008 12:09:27 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: jrooney
I think the vast majority of blacks will hold it against the Clintons.

Wish I knew what I could do to reinforce that. I like that Dick Morris is saying that if Hillary wins it it will be because she stole it. We need all the Dems to associate a Clinton nomination with a stolen nomination. That will keep half of the Dems home, will encourage twice as many Repubs to go vote, and McCain will squeak out a win and stop the Beast.

47 posted on 03/15/2008 12:09:47 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you torture the data long enough, it will confess, even to crimes it did not commit")
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To: C210N
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

We ain't seen nothin' yet. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out, but nobody can beat the Clintons for character assassinations. Perhaps it's best that Republicans don't meet them on their own turf.

48 posted on 03/15/2008 12:10:33 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: Red Steel
FR opinions change on whose the more easier to beat Dem than a premenstrual symptom schizophrenic women. ;-)

Your synopsis can be considered one to be derived from the wishy washy, finger in the wind, politics before country mindset of liberal politicians.

Neither Clinton OR Obama can be considered exempt from this fact.

I take it as a great sitcom to watch and enjoy. ; )

49 posted on 03/15/2008 12:14:16 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cedric
{we don't have to do it in the general and get the “bigot” sign hung around our necks for the next 40 years}

I agree with you. If conservatives try to bring Rev. Wright up in the Fall, the media will run endless stories of how conservative groups and Talk Radio are “insensitive” and support policies that harm minorities.

Rev. Wright's sentiments are not uncommon in the Black Community. If any Freeper decides to start a conservation with a Black colleague about Rev. Wright, the response you'll get is “You just don't know what its like to be Black.”

50 posted on 03/15/2008 12:14:27 PM PDT by Kuksool (Expose Obama's Marxist Record? Yes We Can!)
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