Skip to comments.Rasmussen: McCain winning the trust of voters
Posted on 06/01/2008 8:58:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Rasmussens latest polling shows John McCain maintaining voter trust on the key issues of the upcoming presidential campaign despite getting much less earned-media coverage than his likely opponent, Barack Obama. On economics, national security, and especially on Iraq, McCain has kept ahead of Obama:
When it comes to the economy, 47% of voters trust John McCain more than Barack Obama. Obama is trusted more by 41%. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey also found that, when it comes to the War in Iraq, McCain is trusted more by 49% of voters. Obama is preferred by 37%. McCain has an even larger edge53% to 31%on the broader topic of National Security. These results are little changed from a month ago.
Obama enjoys a 43% to 39% advantage when it comes to government ethics and reducing corruption. McCain has a 44% to 38% advantage on taxes.
This shouldnt come as much of a surprise. As Rasmussen notes, a majority of voters oppose tax increases, and almost two-thirds oppose an increase in capital-gains tax rates. Both positions have been the central policy of the Obama campaign. With that in mind, the Democrats have a built-in disadvantage in November.
More surprising is the gap on Iraq. The war is not popular, and Obama seems to be on the favored side. However, Americans do not favor an immediate withdrawal and apparently dont trust Obama to get that correct. The 12-point gap on Iraq and the 22-point gap on national security shows McCain how he can defeat Obama, and it shows why the McCain campaign has emphasized Obamas lack of effort on both Iraq and Afghanistan to get his own information rather than just pandering to MoveOn.
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Thanks for the ping.
Not my first, second, third or fourth choice ... but he’s NOT Obama!
And the Courts...
“Not my first, second, third or fourth choice ... but hes NOT Obama!”
(Or Hillary). And there it is, bottom line.
McCain would be a disaster on all the major issues, especially the courts. If you look at McCain’s voting record in the Senate, he only voted for constructionist judges when his vote made no difference. He would vote for ones that were going to win or lose by a large margin. If it was close, he voted against.
When Americans are asked to identify the country from which America gained its independence, 76% correctly name Great Britain. A handful, 2%, think America's freedom was won from France, 3% mention some other country (including Russia, China, and Mexico, among others named), while 19% are unsure.
Groups that have higher degrees of self-reported patriotism (see Gallup's Fourth of July release), such as older people and whites, are also more likely to correctly name the country from which America gained its independence. Only 66% of those aged 18-29 know that America gained its independence from England, compared to 79% of those aged 30 and older. The knowledge gap is even wider on the basis of gender and race:
85% of men compared to only 69% of women know that America's freedom was won from England
80% of whites vs. 54% of blacks answered correctly
Four out of Five Americans Know Earth Revolves Around Sun
Probing a more universal measure of knowledge, Gallup also asked the following basic science question, which has been used to indicate the level of public knowledge in two European countries in recent years: "As far as you know, does the earth revolve around the sun or does the sun revolve around the earth?" In the new poll, about four out of five Americans (79%) correctly respond that the earth revolves around the sun, while 18% say it is the other way around.
The issue is moot as I am certain that McCain would look for the first excuse to declare victory and yank the troops out before the job is done in order to fulfill what he thinks it the desire of "normal" Americans.
McLame’s positions are the same as B’roke’s. McLame is just not talking about them.
Obama on the other hand would keep us safe, appoint strict constructionist judges, lower our taxes, drill in ANWR, etc. (MAJOR sarcasm).
Neither one of them will do any of what you list.
So how would you rate Hillary?
The GOP had both branches and the US still got ‘Rat infested. McShame was the biggest reason why with his RINO-isms. There is no difference between the GOP and the ‘Rats. Both are drunk on spending.
Has McCain ever had an EARMARK?????
I believe that is inocrrect. McCain has indeed voted for/against issues when there is a wide margin, just to keep his 'conservative' credentials--but not judges. In fact, to my knowledge, McCain has voted for all judicial nominations. Can you cite a single judicial nomination that he has opposed?