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R2000: Obama Holds Double Digit National Lead
Politicalwire ^ | 27 July 2008 | Taegan Goddard

Posted on 07/27/2008 8:01:27 PM PDT by Alter Kaker

A new Research 2000 national poll finds Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain, 51% to 39%, with Bob Barr getting 3% and Ralph Nader getting 2%.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 07/27/2008 8:01:28 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

These polls are swinging like John Edwards.


2 posted on 07/27/2008 8:03:25 PM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Who did the survey, likely German voters????


3 posted on 07/27/2008 8:03:41 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Ralph Nader 2%, what’s this? Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party candidate.


4 posted on 07/27/2008 8:04:13 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Yeah, like Newsweek this will suddenly reset next week.

All I have to say is - Kerry 2004.


5 posted on 07/27/2008 8:04:29 PM PDT by enough_idiocy (http://politicallydrunk.blogspot.com/2008/05/in-their-own-words-carter-reagan-and.html)
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To: c-b 1

Nader’s running as an Independent, as he did in 2004. He left the green party, my guess is because it’s too “mainstream.” (snort)


6 posted on 07/27/2008 8:05:26 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

I’m sure the poll is skewed.

All that said, with the MSM functioning as Pravda West, it’s hard to stop the triumphal entry, isn’t it?


7 posted on 07/27/2008 8:05:37 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Alter Kaker
Here they come.

Prepare to be inundated by these types of polls for at least a week or so.

8 posted on 07/27/2008 8:06:37 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: RockinRight

Must be a poll of Democratic precinct workers.

Sure doesn’t sound like the results that Rasmussen got on Saturday.


9 posted on 07/27/2008 8:07:48 PM PDT by quintr
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To: Alter Kaker

Lord. Save. Us.
Obama will make an awful President.

http://no-bama.blogspot.com/ - NObama, stop the Hype and Chains candidate


10 posted on 07/27/2008 8:09:26 PM PDT by WOSG (http://no-bama.blogspot.com/ - NObama, stop the Hype and Chains candidate)
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To: comebacknewt
Here they come.

Prepare to be inundated by these types of polls for at least a week or so.

When Obama polls ahead, they'll release a different one of these polls literally every half hour.

If, by some miracle, McCain gets the lead, the polls will stop dead.

11 posted on 07/27/2008 8:09:29 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Alter Kaker

I trust the AOL straw poll or Zogby the Arab more than this Bravo Sierra poll.


12 posted on 07/27/2008 8:10:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: quintr
Sure doesn’t sound like the results that Rasmussen got on Saturday.

Rasmussen's latest polls has Obama leading by five -- 49-44

Source

Gallup has Obama up by nine, 49-40

Source

13 posted on 07/27/2008 8:10:36 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

bull hockey


14 posted on 07/27/2008 8:12:00 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Alter Kaker
I'll call that poll as I see it...unadulterated Bravo Sierra. Not buying it.

Polls can be and are easily skewed. The only one that counts for real is in November.

Other polls in individual states are showing McCain overtaking and passing Obama...and this poll shows Obama with a huge national lead.

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15 posted on 07/27/2008 8:12:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: WOSG

This poll is nowhere near reality.


16 posted on 07/27/2008 8:14:53 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Alter Kaker

We know the media is in the tank for Obama and you can bet that many pollsters that serve them are also wading in the Obama water tank.


17 posted on 07/27/2008 8:19:15 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Could Obama be leading? Sure.

Is he leading by double digits? No frickin way.


18 posted on 07/27/2008 8:19:19 PM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: Alter Kaker

It is time to irritate the neighbors

http://store.johnmccain.com/


19 posted on 07/27/2008 8:19:38 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: Alter Kaker

BS, enough said. Each poll they take gives him a bigger lead. Rasmussen has him by 5 points, Gallup by 9 and now this big piece of crap poll. There is now way 51 percent of Americans favor this phony POS.


20 posted on 07/27/2008 8:20:38 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Alter Kaker

Not this crap again. All Presidential elections are by state not nationally. If nationally CA, NY, IL would have too much sway in an election.

You cannot do a national poll on the Presidential election and have it mean squat.


21 posted on 07/27/2008 8:21:25 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Support Florida's Gus Bilirakus, FL-9; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Alter Kaker
Research 2000

Never heard of 'em!

22 posted on 07/27/2008 8:22:58 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Obama "King of Kings and Lord of Lords")
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To: Alter Kaker

It pains me to admit, but what do you expect? Obama’s foreign excursion was almost flawless, meanwhile McCain was lost in the supermarket. Petreaus 2012 is looking better every day.


23 posted on 07/27/2008 8:23:38 PM PDT by MeanMachine
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To: Alter Kaker
LOL. Bob Barr will not get 0.3% of the vote, let alone 3%.

This "poll" is a laugher.
24 posted on 07/27/2008 8:27:03 PM PDT by Antoninus (Every second spent bashing McCain is time that could be spent helping Conservatives downticket.)
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To: Antoninus

It’s Bob Who?


25 posted on 07/27/2008 8:28:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Alter Kaker

What the article forgot to mention was all polling took place at fifty-seven graveyards across America.


26 posted on 07/27/2008 8:31:35 PM PDT by xc1427 (It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees...Midnight Oil (Power and the Passion))
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To: Alter Kaker; All

A Garbage Poll.


27 posted on 07/27/2008 8:32:09 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Dems who buy this crap are only ultimately fooling only themselves, quite dangerously so. Obama may win, but not by ridiculous margins.


28 posted on 07/27/2008 8:38:58 PM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: Alter Kaker; calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan; rabscuttle385; Dog Gone; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; ...
I was so upset with McGore being the Republican's nominee that I was considering voting for Nader who I understood was the Green Party candidate.

Now I see by the news articles about a week ago that Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party's nomination for President. What happened to Ralphie? Whose ticket is he really running on.

I considered him for awhile because I saw a recent program on PBS that showed Dem after Dem still seething with rage that Nader caused Gore to lose FL to Bush in 2000, setting the stage for "Unites We Stand" after 9-11-2001.

I've been holding my nose so hard, so many times since Reagan that I'm gettin caluses and scar tissue on my nostrils!!! I despise these mugwump Repubs more than liberal Dems simply because the RINO's should absolutely know better!!!

29 posted on 07/27/2008 8:41:11 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm not against the environment, just GovernMental EnvironMentalism!!! (our new state religion))
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To: Alter Kaker

I dont trust polls much
All I know is I will be placing my vote to keep this POS out of office


30 posted on 07/27/2008 8:41:52 PM PDT by mouse1 (DRILL OR GET OFF THE HILL!!)
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To: Alter Kaker

BOBS.Push Poll.


31 posted on 07/27/2008 8:41:58 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: MeanMachine
Obama’s foreign excursion was almost flawless

MeanMachine
Since Jul 16, 2008

Sure. Uh huh. Whatever you say.

32 posted on 07/27/2008 8:48:13 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: Jeff Head

Have you seen the “snob” graphic?


33 posted on 07/27/2008 8:50:24 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (My new favorite quote "You can't organize clutter.")
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To: Alter Kaker

No details given in original article - when done? - adults, registered voters, likely voters? - sample size? - very probably a crap poll done to influence the vote rather than predict it........


34 posted on 07/27/2008 8:52:31 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Steely Tom

The polls mean nothing at this stage of the game. Wait till October with its coming “Big Surprise” Then watch the polls.


35 posted on 07/27/2008 8:56:38 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: MeanMachine
Flawless? You either have a warped impression of flwless, or did not see the same trip I did.

His Afghanistan trip was a farce, ignoring troops on the ground for pure D photo ops. His trip to Iraq blatantly attempted to coop the PM into agreement with him requiring thr PM to issue a statement clarifying things.

He spurned our wounded troops, he consistantly waffled on and attempted to deny his own position on Iraq and the surge and misrepresent McCains.

he blatantly copted one of the most Holy Sites in Judaism and has imbettered manby of that faith over it.

His empty speech in Germany was laughed at and mocked by the SPiegel, and Germans who were in attendance.

Nope...I would say it was pretty flawed alright.

36 posted on 07/27/2008 8:56:46 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: MeanMachine
No way am I going to concede 3 justices and a majority of the Supreme court to the Libs for another 40 years. We have to work for McCain, like him or not.

Suck it in.

37 posted on 07/27/2008 8:56:56 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: SierraWasp

The RINOs are nothing but political whores that are out only for themselves and have no beliefs or philosophy.

They are worse than democrats.

The perfect example is Pete Wilson.

The only way he ever decided how to vote on anything was to take his what’s good for Pete wilson finger, stick it in his mouth, hold it in the air to determine how to vote.


38 posted on 07/27/2008 9:04:16 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Research 2000 was the third most accurate in state polling in 2004, behind Rasmussen and Survey USA. In 2004, R2K made predictions in 13 states, and in 7 Battleground States. R2K got 12 calls right, and 1 wrong, and was off by an average of 5.15 points. One of their final polls was the closest for that state ( in a Battleground State), and none of their polls were invalidated for being more than 10 points off. In the Battleground States, R2K got 6 right and 1 wrong, and was off by an average of 4.57 points.

http://polipundit.com/index.php?p=5180


39 posted on 07/27/2008 9:08:22 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: SierraWasp
I was so upset with McGore being the Republican's nominee that I was considering voting for Nader who I understood was the Green Party candidate. Now I see by the news articles about a week ago that Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party's nomination for President.

EGAD. Will she be naming Dellums as her running mate?

Don't get too distressed over your vote--Obama's leading McCain by some 25 points in California. Our vote isn't gonna mean much, anyway.

40 posted on 07/27/2008 9:15:04 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I expect the “big surprise” next month, something to take out Obama and replace him with Clinton, along with a built-in reason for Blacks to stay on board. Something like having a “love child” by a White woman.


41 posted on 07/27/2008 9:16:09 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: Alter Kaker
Anyone watching the Obama media Push POll strategy over the last few months knew a sea of newly cooked Obama polls were ready to be released to Stop/Change the News Cycle stories about the Race tightening up. Herr Goebbels would be impressed by this phony R2000 poll groups carefully timed poll results dropped on a new MOnday morning news cycles just like good olde Matt Obama Drudge carefully timed headline. The OBama media and there fellow POll travelers are very very good at peddling propaganda . Look for the ABCs nets to follow with more special sauce POlls in the next week.
42 posted on 07/27/2008 9:20:25 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: RockinRight

You must be reading the wrong polls! /s


43 posted on 07/27/2008 9:22:08 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing democrat"ic" about democrats.)
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To: JennysCool; Jeff Head

You’re both ignoring my qualifier of “almost”. Obviously mistakes were made, but as far as perception, it did its job. Those of us interested enough to look behind the headlines were not as impressed.

By the way it’s gonna get really tiresome if you people keep referencing the fact that I’m new here. I think you’ll notice I’ve mentioned it a lot.


44 posted on 07/27/2008 9:30:09 PM PDT by MeanMachine
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To: MeanMachine
Almost? It wasn't even close. Looking behind the adoring MSM headlines means that you actually perceive what happened.

Perception, no matter how the liberals want to spin it, is not reality.

The reality was that his trip was pure, unadulterated political opportunism and tripe, rife with gaffes.

That's the reality and it is a reality that is catching up with him...as well it should.

45 posted on 07/27/2008 9:50:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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46 posted on 07/27/2008 9:52:55 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Alter Kaker

The whole idea of these skewed polls is to persuade fence-sitters and herd-followers to fall into the Obama camp, under the logic that “everyone else is voting for him, so maybe I should too”. Of course, it will work on some people, but as election day approaches and more of Hussein’s convictions and past is exposed, such an approach by the MSM will have lesser and lesser effect.


47 posted on 07/27/2008 9:57:38 PM PDT by Grandsons of Liberty (Revolutionaries for the 21st Century)
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To: Alter Kaker

Bob f**king Barr. God I hate that ACLU assclown.


48 posted on 07/27/2008 9:59:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Ingtar
I expect the “big surprise” next month,

They've got 'till October to bring in bin Laden. When they do, the euphoria will silence the left and tank Barry's pimpularity.

49 posted on 07/27/2008 10:24:09 PM PDT by budwiesest
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To: budwiesest

I expect the surprise next month to remove Obama as the nominee in a way that keeps the Blacks on board. I expect the next big surprise to be some of the stories about McCain’s wife. The little nips and cuts on McCain will begin before long.


50 posted on 07/27/2008 10:42:17 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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