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Obama Trounces McCain In Four Swing States
All Headline News ^ | June 26, 2008 | Kris Alingod

Posted on 06/27/2008 6:21:33 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is winning the race against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in battleground states. A new Quinnipiac/WSJ/WP poll said on Thursday that the freshman senator leads from five to as much as 17 points among voters in four key states.

Obama narrowly has the support of voters in Colorado, where he leads McCain 49% to 44%. The Republican, however, has the edge among men, 50% to 45%, and whites, 47%to 46%.

In Michigan, Obama wins with 48% while McCain trails with 42%. The Illinois senator has a whopping lead among women, 52% to 38%, and African-Americans, 89% to 6%. But again McCain leads among whites, 48% to 42%, and men, 46% and 45%.

Minnesota voters also chose Obama over McCain, 52% to 39%. Obama's 17-point lead is the biggest among the four states, and is due to his overwhelming support among nearly all demographics. The freshman senator beats McCain even among whites, 49% to 42%, and men, 51% to 40%.

The picture in Wisconsin for McCain is not much different. The Arizona senator trails his rival, 39% to 52%.

"Sen. McCain's lead among white voters in Colorado and Michigan cuts the gap to single digits, but doesn't offset Sen. Obama's strength among other groups. The Democrat also leads by eight to 21 percentage points among independent voters in each state," Quinnipiac University said in a release.

"But Sen. Obama should not be picking out the drapes for the Oval Office just yet. His lead nationally, and double digits in some key states, is not hugely different from where Sen. John Kerry stood four years ago at this point in the campaign," Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Assistant Director Peter Brown added.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; electionpresident; quinnipiac; swingstates
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1 posted on 06/27/2008 6:21:33 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: All

Let them rave on that men shall know them mad.....


2 posted on 06/27/2008 6:22:45 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I am becoming discouraged.


3 posted on 06/27/2008 6:23:30 AM PDT by hoe_cake (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This morning (or maybe yesterday) it had McCain winning in four states. I guess we will go back and forth until election day.


4 posted on 06/27/2008 6:25:06 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Three of those four are blue states. The fact that McCain is competing in them is a good sign.


5 posted on 06/27/2008 6:25:41 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

On average Quinnipiac state polls right before the election were nearly 10 points off, despite having stated MOE much much lower. Polls at this point are interesting, but not all that informative.


6 posted on 06/27/2008 6:25:42 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Yeah, right. I think they’re trying too hard.


7 posted on 06/27/2008 6:25:48 AM PDT by kickonly88
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To: napscoordinator

Polls mean nothing at this point.


8 posted on 06/27/2008 6:26:01 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: what_not2007
Keep this in mind. During almost every campaign I can remember, the Dem candidate lead by double digits at this point ... only to lose in November.

Obama is not leading by as much as Kerry did at this point.

9 posted on 06/27/2008 6:26:01 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: what_not2007
I am becoming discouraged.

Becoming? I am discouraged either way to be honest. The thought of hearing McCain speak for four years makes me cringe....Of course, Obama makes me puke. This is about as dreary as 1996.

10 posted on 06/27/2008 6:26:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Of these, the GOP needs to hold CO. They should be pouring resources into holding the states we had in 2004, or at least 2000. That means OH and VA, which are wobbly, as well as CO.

The others are lost causes. Bush came close in WI but a close loss is still a total loss in terms of the Electoral College. MN is always a teaser. It looks competitive at first but always comes home to the 'Rats in the end. Kinda like NJ in that sense. Looks like we have a chance but it ends up being true blue 'Ratland.

11 posted on 06/27/2008 6:26:51 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
It's still way to early. My big hope is that during the debates Obama does the same thing that he did in the primary debates, namely look bored, spout off nothing of importance, and show everyone that he is lost without a teleprompter. I also think that the McCain team should hit him hard on the global tax bill he proposed, drilling, and taxes in general.
12 posted on 06/27/2008 6:27:27 AM PDT by aegiscg47
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To: napscoordinator

I’ve stepped up to bat. I’m supporting McCain. I see no reason to cringe over McCain’s presidency. this is not the case with Obama.


13 posted on 06/27/2008 6:30:31 AM PDT by hoe_cake (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!)
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To: what_not2007
Thats the point of this propaganda.
Another pack of lies and propaganda from Quininpiac . You will see a sea of crap from these lefties .This poll group has been completely wrong for years but they must be cheap.
Pay attention Rasmussen state poll are usually fairly close . This group pushes really bad polling data in FL every election cycle and is alway dead wrong.
14 posted on 06/27/2008 6:30:52 AM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Did they vote in those states already?


15 posted on 06/27/2008 6:31:35 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: taxcontrol

thank you for your encouraging remarks.


16 posted on 06/27/2008 6:32:05 AM PDT by hoe_cake (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

‘Minnesota voters also chose Obama over McCain, 52% to 39%. Obama’s 17-point lead is the biggest among the four states...’

Where I come from, 52-39=13.


17 posted on 06/27/2008 6:33:09 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
In other words, McCain in WI and CO is doing far worse than Bush did in 2004. This is going to be a huge stunner to many Freepers when Obama wins a landslide, which I'm afraid is in the cards.

This election is all about image and emotion, not issues. Obama can get up and say, "I'll raise your taxes, I'll reduce your standard of living, and I'll make us less safe" and all people will hear is "Hope! Change!"

18 posted on 06/27/2008 6:33:48 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Quinnipiac

No need to read further.

19 posted on 06/27/2008 6:33:54 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: what_not2007
I am becoming discouraged.

We'd need to see the polling demographics ( likely voters, registered voters, % of parties represented ) to really tell how accurate this poll's findings are. Since they don't say anything about them, I'd take the results to be probably skewed toward Democrats.

20 posted on 06/27/2008 6:35:31 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: what_not2007

The thought of a McCain presidency makes me cringe.

The thought of an Obama presidency makes me wretch.

God help America.


21 posted on 06/27/2008 6:36:08 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: what_not2007

That’s the point of these polls, to discourage you.

“jump on the Obama bandwagon, he’s going to win anyway”

And, they’re playing to the, and I sht you not, I talked to someone that voted this way in 96 - “I’m going to vote for who I think is going to win” crowd.


22 posted on 06/27/2008 6:36:10 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

With the exception of Colorado, Kerry took all those states 4 years ago so the fact that they are still in the Democratic camp is not surprisng. If McCain keeps what the GOP won in 2004 then they win again. If he picks up Pennsylvania, not impossible, then losing smaller states like Colorado or Nevada won’t make a difference.


23 posted on 06/27/2008 6:36:20 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

http://www.werescrewed08.com


24 posted on 06/27/2008 6:36:51 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: what_not2007

I am voting for McCain but just not excited about it...


25 posted on 06/27/2008 6:38:10 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Red Boots

what is $150.00 a barrel plus gas prices going to do to the election? I think the Voters when Airlines shut down , schools are broke from gas and electric prices are taking away from budget. One will drill the other never.


26 posted on 06/27/2008 6:39:19 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: GunRunner

Still waiting for poll results from the other seven states remember obama stated that we have fifty seven states the msm loves the idiot.


27 posted on 06/27/2008 6:39:24 AM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I don’t call a 48-42 margin a “trouncing.” For McCain to be doing so well in Michigan is probably a good sign. But overall no, the news is not good. Things can change. Too bad we just don’t have a better standard bearer.

I don’t know that Minn. is really a swing state. Maybe the GOP should write it off and concentrate on states they can win, like OH, VA, and of course FL. I wouldn’t write off CO yet but it isn’t looking good there.


28 posted on 06/27/2008 6:39:30 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

With the exception of Colorado, these states have been reliably Dim for some time now. It’s hard to believe that they have moved from Liberalism to outright Socialism though.


29 posted on 06/27/2008 6:40:18 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Slapshot68

Polls mean nothing at this point.

I always wonder when that magic date is when they do count. In October and November (first couple days), FREEPERS were still stating polls mean nother or the legendary statement “they ask more dems”, etc.


30 posted on 06/27/2008 6:40:38 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: LS
It is difficult to believe that there is one American with two brain cells that would even consider voting for this America-hating, Muslim-loving, baby-killing, Commie-loving Obama.

America cannot be this far gone but we have to tell them the truth about B. HUSSEIN Obama.

31 posted on 06/27/2008 6:42:15 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: what_not2007

Why would you be discouraged? Don’t be, these polls are good news. Obama is supposed to have this solid lead in CO, but according Qunincy he’s only 5 points ahead, that’s nothing. He’s also ahead, according to Quincy, by only 6 in MI, that’s fantastic. Remember that most polls this cycle are undercounting Repubs, overcounting the dems, inflating the % of African-American voters and undercouting McCain’s support among very conservative and Evangelical voters. Taking all this into consideration I believe McCain is 1 - 2 points behind in CO and about 2 - 3 behind in MI. Also, McCain has been dead even with Oama the last 2 days in the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll. The numbers in Wisconsin will get closer, but not enough to turn the State Red. MN is a lost cause.


32 posted on 06/27/2008 6:43:19 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Polls are pretty much meaningless at this point, but McCain will get trounced for the simple reason conservatives won’t vote for him.


33 posted on 06/27/2008 6:44:31 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: what_not2007

You actually BELIEVE these polls?


34 posted on 06/27/2008 6:45:21 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: moose2004

Again, thanks for the logical response! I’m keeping the faith. it’s a long way till November, I have to remember, and anything can happen between now and then.


35 posted on 06/27/2008 6:45:44 AM PDT by hoe_cake (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!)
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To: what_not2007

McCain has not put together a decent approach to beating Obama. It can be done very easily.

The economy hinges on the energy/gas issue. He can beat this idiot like a drum, Obama likes the high gas prices, only wished for a gradual climb to that price. Obama does nothing to get more oil prod, his solution is to raise prices and lower oil prod by way of more taxes.

McCain he needs a catchy phrase/succinct 15 sec sound bite illustrating this that he keeps using.

The national security issue is his but once again he needs a catchy phrase/succinct 15 sec sound bite that he keeps using.

Any polls now are meaningless and that coupled with the FACT that many people will not say they are not voting for Obama in fear of being thought a racist taints every poll.

Obama has always done worse in the actual primaries than he did in polls leading up to them IIRR>


36 posted on 06/27/2008 6:46:40 AM PDT by GivemeaBREAK!
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To: GivemeaBREAK!

He brought in the “clinging to guns” quote very well yesterday following the Heller decision.


37 posted on 06/27/2008 6:47:43 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: TexasGunLover

May I restate this, please?

Polls are pretty much meaningless at this point, but McCain will get trounced for the simple reason that SOME conservatives (who are not thinking logically) won’t vote for him.


38 posted on 06/27/2008 6:48:02 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: BnBlFlag
these states have been reliably Dim for some time now. It’s hard to believe that they have moved from Liberalism to outright Socialism.

Yea, there's Dim and then there's just outright Commie lovin. Anyone voting RAT is either 100% stupid or mentally ill.

39 posted on 06/27/2008 6:48:19 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: SumProVita
May I restate this, please?

No, you may not, because it is not accurate.

Conservatives vote on principle, and will not forgo victory in the war in order to win one battle.
40 posted on 06/27/2008 6:53:47 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac polls aren't worth the electrons it takes to post them. Their absolute numbers are awful (huge liberal bias to their samples) -- only relative movement between samples in any way can be useful.

41 posted on 06/27/2008 6:55:48 AM PDT by kevkrom (2-D fantasy artists wanted: http://faxcelestis.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=213)
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To: aegiscg47

“My big hope is that during the debates Obama does the same thing that he did in the primary debates, namely look bored, spout off nothing of importance, and show everyone that he is lost without a teleprompter”

I believe there is a very good chance that Obama will decline to debate McCain for this very reason.

If he seems to be doing well in the polls, why bother? Why risk his chances?

- John


42 posted on 06/27/2008 6:57:00 AM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: moose2004
This polling group as just frauds. This group has never done a poll with a Repub ahead ever except the Rep primary which I don't recall then being too interested in.
How does any of these lib polling groups have Obama ahead when according to the lefty AP polling group that
47 % of the Clinton voters are not supporting OBama ( 25% are for McCain and others are undecided) ?
People really need to wake up to the propaganda/ PR war being wage by the Obama media. The HEADLINE alone should have tipped everyone off that these are Obama push polls so the LIb media could get the desired headline.
43 posted on 06/27/2008 6:58:09 AM PDT by ncalburt
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To: what_not2007

This poll is brand new, hot off the presses, just posted on realclearpolitics.com, read the article carefully, this is great for Mac and dismal for Obama and the MSM. It also completely nullifies the outrageous Newsweek and L A Times polls.

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1818386,00.html


44 posted on 06/27/2008 6:59:54 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: TexasGunLover

Thanks for giving evidence of the lack of logic. This is more than ONE battle.


45 posted on 06/27/2008 7:00:42 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: ncalburt

Read this, hot off the presses, just posted at realclearpolitics.com, a new poll from TIME which is great for Mac and very bad news for Obama/Newsweek/LA Times:

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1818386,00.html


46 posted on 06/27/2008 7:02:23 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Just wait until election night when the DBM will project Obama as the winner in all the eastern states, in attempt to influence the western states’ voters.


47 posted on 06/27/2008 7:02:42 AM PDT by jch10
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Wait until people find out how much Obama will raise their taxes.

If I were John McCain, I’d set up a website where people could enter their income and deductions and so forth and see how much their taxes would rise under Obama.

That’s a free tip, Senator McCain.


48 posted on 06/27/2008 7:03:20 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: VOR78

Journalists cannot do math or science (or much of anything else) correctly PING!


49 posted on 06/27/2008 7:05:58 AM PDT by allmendream (Life begins at the moment of contraception. ;))
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To: scooby321
what is $150.00 a barrel plus gas prices going to do to the election? I think the Voters when Airlines shut down , schools are broke from gas and electric prices are taking away from budget. One will drill the other never

It could help McCain in Colorado, I think. It's well known, and widely dislked, that Dems have done all they could to stop oil shale, and harass the oil/gas industry here.

Plus, we have wide open spaces, so we really end up driving a lot- Salazar should have known this before he killed oil shale.

50 posted on 06/27/2008 7:07:19 AM PDT by Red Boots
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