Skip to comments.Rassmussen finally puts it at a tie, big convention bump erases Obama's lead to nada.
Posted on 09/07/2008 5:06:30 AM PDT by sunmars
In the first national polling results based entirely on interviews conducted after Sarah Palins acceptance speech, Barack Obama gets 46% of the vote and so does John McCain. When "leaners" are included, its all even at 48%.
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I agree on both points. It would almost be a panic. And she may not accept becuase she wants to run again in 2012.
A big flub on our side at the debates could hurt a lot and you know the MSM is going to do their best to provide questions that help Biden if at all possible.
Long way to go, and McCain's strategy should be keep it simple, hammer the "get-able" states, and at every opportunity encourage the Anointed One to say as much as possible. The guy is a gaffe machine.
The GOP is now energized, we now have to work to maximise the get the base out to vote effort, wheel your grandma in from the home because Obama is going to be bringing out the dead to vote for him. We really to make sure every precinct is covered and judged and the obamabots stopped dead in their tracks come Nov 4th.
Gary, Indian were they stuffed votes against Hillary is one we really need to watch, Philadelphia, N and S carolina and basically anywhere bambi has a huge AA district that can stuff ballots.
“The RNC ended on the same night of the week as the DNC so would it not seem logical that the polls coming on tuesday would be the ones to look at?”
Yes, as Scott Rasmussen said, in order to get the full effect. This is bad for Obambi and the MSM.
Weekend polls tend to favor Dims. so the first accurate 3-day polling numbers that do not include the weekend will be available this Thursday morning.
The reason it took so long for the Zerobama bounce to show up is that the MSM needed a few days to gin it up with their pro-Zerobama propaganda.
Someone needs to find out who comprises those 9% of Republicans who are voting for Obama
Those would be the Olympia Snowe type Republicans. Don’t worry about them since there’s nothing you can do to convince them they’re wrong.
I live in MD and have some reservations about the voting process in Baltimore.
Thanks for this.
BHO has not run from behind since Iowa.
Elitists with his demeanor will not know how to campaign from behind.
He can’t play the role of the scrappy underdog.
He’ll be even more hestitant and cautious. That will cost him more votes.
It's also likely, though, that a Hillary candidacy would have so galvanized Republicans earlier that McCain would NOT have thought he needed Palin for a running mate. So these what ifs can circle endlessly.
” The left will freak out and the Dems will try to shake up the campaign, meaning someone will get thrown under the bus”
No, not yet. My guess is that there will be foot dragging on reporting this in the media and then some selective poll quoting on ones we rarely hear about but are solid in their representative of Rats re: Obama up.
Then the media will completely to forget to talk too much about how the horse race is all tied up and will fall back on the old traditional line about “race tightening” blah blah blah.
The big story is of course that Obama’s lead is erased. On Tuesday/Wednesday the bigger story may be that McCain has taken a lead.
And of course none of this is meaningful in a 50 state race. That’s the only one that matters.
Where did you get that info? I have never heard that most independents vote Republican. I would have guessed it is the other way. If they can't see the whopping differences between the two parties in the first place I generally expect that they will swing to the Left. I certainly hope you are right.
Only a matter of time until the Republic falls
It’s funny on DU...
Some over there still think Palin is just temporary and that Huckabee will be the replacement. They’ve been saying it all week over there. They say no way she does the VP debate.
George Bush didn't do well in some of his debates against Kerry and still won.
A 4 point lead by middle of next week would be huge. Obama’s lack of experience and particularly his never being in a real race will begin to show.
He’s going to do something stupid (again) but the glare of it closer to the election will not be “correctable” and overlooked by the electorate as the media has done.
Let’s cross our fingers and pray for our nation.
Bye bye Biden, hello Hillary?
The mayor of detroit will cost him Michigan. Some group is running an ad that shows him praising the mayor and then show the mayor’s mugshots.
Yes, but expectations were low.
Here, expectations are high.
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