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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There actually were quite a few questions. They all concerned my opinion of each candidate’s handling of issues: for instance: with which candidate would we have the best chance of winning in Iraq? Just prior, the question was which is most important to you- pulling troops out immediately, keeping troops there longer, or winning in Iraq? It was quite detailed in that the questions then went down the list of each candidate more specifically. INOW, what would happen if Obama were President? Would he pull troops out immediately, pull them out more slowly, or go for a win? Same for Clinton and McCain. Questions also addressed my opinion of more specific timelines concerning the Iraq mission and each candidate. There were some questions on the economy, such as who do you trust the most, and taxes. A lot on Iraq, though.
There are quite a few folks on FR who believe McCain will be at most a one term president because Hillary will run in 2012 and the Dems will be desperate to win “at any cost” to their “principles”.
What I think the Clintons, master politicians, have realized that FR has not is that the cycles are in McCain’s favor to serve two terms if his health is good. The economy will be booming 2012 after the current slowdown, there will be a complete and total victory in Iraq by then and whatever happens with immigration will no longer be on the legislative radar screen by then. The tax cuts will have whatever compromise is to happen in place by then and health care reform will also be in place by then.
Unless oil completely runs out and throws a totally unpredictable hand grenade into the process, the schedule looks good for McCain in 2012. The Clintons may be thinking precisely that. It may very well be now or never.
Sounds like a good set of questions...thanks for the reply.
And from post #17 by Recovering_Democrat :
Obama beats McCain on surrendering, raising taxes, sucking up to terrorists, and aborting children.
>>>The easiest ones to see are the ones his Gang of 14 stopped before they could get a vote.
That’s really clueless you know. It’s no different then back in 2001 when the administration opposed the stricter arsenic regulations, and people twisted that into the meme that Bush wanted to ADD arsenic to the drinking water.
The judicial nominations were dead in the water UNTIL the Gang of 14 broke the logjam. Then stalled nominees again began getting their votes Yea or Nay. McCain accomplished what Frist was unable to do.
His attack on the 1st amendment
His policies based on his belief in the globull warming myth
His embrace of illegal aliens and the political front groups that support them.
To name a few.
Why are you even writing this rubbish?
I disagree. This post summarizes the ugly implications of McCain and his gang. The whole thing is worth reading.
...By taking the "constitutional option" (a/k/a "nuclear option" in Dem-speak) off the table, McCain and his fellow "maverick" GOP cronies doomed not only a handful of worthy circuit and district court nominees to non-confirmation, they ensured that the White House would thereafter dare not make any more controversial nominations to those vitally important lower courts. For "controversial nominations," read "demonstratedly and predictably conservative nominations just like Roberts and Alito would have been, but for the higher profile of SCOTUS nominations." ...
Btw, all Cesar Chavez ever gave his people were outdoor toilets and he lied to them telling them he was living just as they were when truth be told he was living a life of luxury as was his daughter.
>>>By taking the “constitutional option” (a/k/a “nuclear option” in Dem-speak) off the table,
And thank god he and the other 13 did. The proponents of this insanity seemed to think a Republican congressional majority was eternal. Had the ability to filibuster been so thoughtlessly destroyed, the Democrats following the 2006 election would have ruled without obstruction or limit. What can be done with judicial filibusters could be extended to any matter the senate would thereafter choose.
>>>McCain and his fellow “maverick” GOP cronies doomed not only a handful of worthy circuit and district court nominees to non-confirmation,
No presidential nominee for federal office is guaranteed committee or congressional approval. This is especially true in a 51-49 Senate. But an unstoppable filibuster guarantees they will never even get the opportunity for a vote. The McCain compromise only dealt with this, not final confirmation. In any event, when ALL nominees are being blocked, getting them back into the confirmation process is a victory even if not all ultimately are confirmed.
>>>they ensured that the White House would thereafter dare not make any more controversial nominations
A nomination is as controversial or non-controversial as the opposition chooses to make it. In truth there was nothing disqualifying about any of the judicial nominations that were blocked dead before the McCain compromise got them to the committee or the floor.
Likewise there was nothing truly controversial about Roberts or Alito, but controversy was manufactured to oppose them and many democrats joined the effort. Kennedy and company however could not filibuster and block them because of the McCain compromise. In any event I can’t complain about the overall quality of the federal judicial nominees.
And how would Obama vote?
At least the Muzzies wouldn’t be blowing us up.
There simply is nothing on McCain as witnessed by the pathetic attempts of the NYSlimes in suggesting an affair with a lobbyist in 2000 or the fool that claimed because he comes from a military family he is suspect as far as judgment. You may not like the man or his positions, I certainly do not care for much he has said and done, but I don't believe his character or credibility can be attacked effectively by the media or the liberals.
“Vote McCain he is not Hussein”
I LIKE that! Good one!
There is simply nothing in what he has said that gives credence to your claim he would pull troops before the country is secure. In fact he is on the record multiple times as saying we would maintain a presence there for years should it be necessary siting our forces in Germany, Japan and S. Korea.
Barrack Hussein Obama = Wright Stuff
McCain was pounding Obama and Iran in his speech this morning!
Fauxbama... proof that faking it can’t make it.
Fauxbama... Making George McGovern look good.
Fauxbama... Yea, the democratic party is collectively that stupid.
Fauxbama... Who says a do nothing can’t be a presidential nominee?
Fauxbama... who says pandering to liberal white guilt and black anger doesn’t pays well?
Fauxbama... come on, you know I deserve the White House, my wife is more angry and bitter than Hillary.
Fauxbama... Yea, so what? I look like Alfred E Newman and don’t have half his charm.
Fauxbama... Because hate from the pulpit gets him going.
Fauxbama... the punchlines write themselves.
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