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Rasmussen Poll- McCain and Hussein Tied at 48 w/ Leaners (HtMMN was up 3 Yesterday)
Rasmussen ^ | 9/7/08 | Rasmussen

Posted on 09/07/2008 6:35:58 AM PDT by NYC Republican

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday, September 7, shows the race for the White House is tied.

In the first national polling results based entirely on interviews conducted after Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech, Barack Obama gets 46% of the vote and so does John McCain. When "leaners" are included, it’s all even at 48%. Tracking Poll results are released at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time each day and a FREE daily e-mail update is available.

This past Tuesday, Obama’s bounce peaked with the Democrat enjoying a six-percentage point advantage. Before the two conventions were held, Obama had consistently held a one or two point lead over McCain for most of August (see recent daily results).

Tracking Poll results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, tomorrow (Monday) will be the first update based entirely upon interviews conducted after McCain’s speech. By Tuesday or Wednesday, the net impact of both political conventions should be fairly clear.

McCain earns the vote from 89% of Republicans while Obama is supported by 81% of Democrats. McCain also manages to attract 15% of Democrats while Obama gets 9% of the Republican vote. Voters not affiliated with either major party remain fairly evenly divided between the two men.

McCain leads by seven points among men while Obama leads by six among women. On Tuesday, when Obama’s lead peaked, he had a fourteen point advantage among women. Premium Members can review demographic crosstabs and all the data we collect--not just the portion we make public. Premium Members can also get an advance look at tracking poll results via the Daily Snapshot each morning.

Forty-two percent (42%) of voters say that economic issues are most important this year and Obama holds a 34-point advantage among these voters.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of voters say the national security issues are most important. Among these voters its McCain by 39.

The Republican hopeful also leads by wide margins among those who consider fiscal issues or cultural issues most important. Obama leads among those primarily interested in domestic programs such as Social Security and health care.

Overall, McCain is now viewed favorably by 58% of the nation’s voters while Obama earns positive reviews from 56% (see trends).

Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of voters including 40% with a Very Favorable opinion of her. Biden earns positive reviews from 48% of voters.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Obama voters now say they are voting with enthusiasm for their candidate while 17% are primarily voting against the other candidate. For McCain, those numbers are 65% and 28% respectively. Before the Republican convention, just 54% of McCain voters were voting enthusiastically for him rather than simply voting against Obama.

Each Saturday morning, Rasmussen Reports reviews the key polls of the past week to learn What They Told Us.

The Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator currently shows Obama leading in states with 193 Electoral College votes while McCain leads in states with 183 votes (see Quick Campaign Overview). When leaners are included, it’s Obama 264, McCain 247 (see 50-State Summary).

Data from Rasmussen Markets currently gives Obama a 57.4 % chance of winning in November. Other key stats of Election 2008 can still be seen at Obama-McCain: By the Numbers. Sign up for a free daily e-mail update.

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 1,000 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of sampling error—for the full sample of 3,000 Likely Voters--is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for the full-week results are available for Premium Members.

Like all polling firms, Rasmussen Reports weights its data to reflect the population at large. Among other targets, Rasmussen Reports weights data by political party affiliation using a dynamic weighting process. Our baseline targets are established based upon survey interviews with a sample of adults nationwide completed during the preceding three months (a total of 45,000 interviews). For September, the targets are 39.7% Democrat, 32.1% Republican, and 28.2% unaffiliated (see party trends and analysis). For the month of August, the targets were 40.6% Democrat, 31.6% Republican, and 27.8% unaffiliated.

A review of last week’s key polls is posted each Saturday morning. We also invite you to review other recent demographic highlights from the tracking polls.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; 2008rncconvention; bounce; electionpresident; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; palin
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Game is ON!
1 posted on 09/07/2008 6:35:58 AM PDT by NYC Republican
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To: NYC Republican

If you missed it, a huge development here in OH last Thurs: with the support of DEM governor Ted Strickland, the “sick leave” initiative was pulled from the November ballot! This would have brought out thousands of “gimme” types who would have certainly voted Obama, and works tremendously in McCain’s favor.


2 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:49 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Good news... HtMMN would have benefitted hugely from it.


3 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:58 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

These national polls are not relevant. We need to be focusing on polling data in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan and Pennsylvania.


4 posted on 09/07/2008 6:41:07 AM PDT by yooling
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To: LS

Why would the Dem governor pull it? It would have worked in their favor


5 posted on 09/07/2008 6:41:49 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

What does HtMMM mean?


6 posted on 09/07/2008 6:43:12 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Today I outlive Rocky Marciano)
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To: LS

That was encouraging news. I’m surprised he pulled it off. That referendum would have been disastrous for Ohio small business.


7 posted on 09/07/2008 6:44:02 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: NYC Republican

It’s a jobs killer and we already have 6.1% unemployment.


8 posted on 09/07/2008 6:45:00 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: yooling

They are relevant and we still need to be focused on polling data in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.


9 posted on 09/07/2008 6:45:01 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: SamAdams76

HtMMN = Hussein the Magic Musl Neg... or am I not allowed to use those words?


10 posted on 09/07/2008 6:45:16 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: yooling
These national polls are not relevant. We need to be focusing on polling data in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Yooling...

On top of OH, PA and MI, States I want to watch are WI and MN. Bush came close to talking them in 04'. IMHO the Catholic vote is where it is at this year and they are heavily Catholic.

11 posted on 09/07/2008 6:45:26 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: yooling

OH, NV and CO, ok. Add NH to the list.


12 posted on 09/07/2008 6:45:37 AM PDT by tomymind
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To: Norman Bates

I disagree with you... As the phrase goes, a rising tide lifts all ships... As McCain’s national poll numbers go up, so do the states... they just haven’t been polled yet


13 posted on 09/07/2008 6:46:42 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

Got it! (You are better off using the acronym)


14 posted on 09/07/2008 6:47:59 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Today I outlive Rocky Marciano)
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To: NYC Republican

This is going to be one great election campaign. The debates will make all the difference.


15 posted on 09/07/2008 6:50:24 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: NYC Republican

The Dems and MSM have fired their shots, and all they have is a tie. The Conservative side has not even begun telling the people about all of Hussein’s negatives. Hussein has nowhere to go but down at this point, as long as we get busy with barrage after barrage of heavy artillery.


16 posted on 09/07/2008 6:56:33 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625

ADMIN CAN WE PULL THIS THREAD FOR OBVIOUS REASONS: RE THE RACIST TITLE (HtMN).

Furthermore can we permanently ban NYC Republican for using the term, and worse, introducing it to Free Republic thus making us all look like idiots and racists.

Thanks!


17 posted on 09/07/2008 6:59:57 AM PDT by watsonfellow
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To: watsonfellow

There was nothing racist in there, implied or explicit


18 posted on 09/07/2008 7:02:32 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican
Forty-two percent (42%) of voters say that economic issues are most important this year and Obama holds a 34-point advantage among these voters

Someone should remind the voters that the current economic woes began after the Democrats took over Congress.

19 posted on 09/07/2008 7:03:41 AM PDT by syriacus (FIRST check out the Alaska state webpages. THEN tell me that governing Alaska is easy.)
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To: NYC Republican

Hmm tell me again what that last N stands for?

Thanks.

This isn’t just a case of hypersensitivity, this is a case of not wanting free republic to be viewed as a home for racists, or in the best case scenario, people who think its amusing to use racist terms.


20 posted on 09/07/2008 7:04:06 AM PDT by watsonfellow
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To: watsonfellow

So just edit the title


21 posted on 09/07/2008 7:04:52 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: watsonfellow

The expression Hussein the Magic Negro has been used on National TV and Radio. What is racist about it? Please elaborate why this is racist.


22 posted on 09/07/2008 7:05:23 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Thank you... Like I said, nothing racist was intended... I was using the MSM’s phrase, just added the Muslim part


23 posted on 09/07/2008 7:09:02 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: calex59; watsonfellow

Watson’s in Singapore, so he may have missed the constant alluding to that phrase here in the MSM


24 posted on 09/07/2008 7:10:00 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and write that I don’t think you are a racist, and I’ll even give you further benefit of the doubt- that you mean to use the term in a highly ironic way- but I doubt very much if you would use that term at work, or amongst mixed company etc.....

So you shouldn’t use it here- especially when it can be used by lurkers to attack free republic for being racist.

If you honestly can’t see that, then the Admins should probably pull your postings.


25 posted on 09/07/2008 7:11:59 AM PDT by watsonfellow
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To: calex59

If I had used the other word, which I NEVER would (as that clearly is racist), he had a point...


26 posted on 09/07/2008 7:12:09 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

Oh. I thought it was a play on Voldemort’s “He that Must Not Be Named”, and couldn’t figure out what the 4th M was.


27 posted on 09/07/2008 7:16:54 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: NYC Republican
......he had a fourteen point advantage among women....

The women will search for consensus by looking among their peer groups for which way the wind is blowing. As time goes on, the women will abandon Hussein enmasse. The word will be out over coffee and on cellphones.....better go with Sarah and McCain.

28 posted on 09/07/2008 7:17:51 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: watsonfellow
I sorta see where you're coming from... but I totally disagree...

At work, and usually around mixed company, I need to abide by the PC atmosphere that's so awfully prevalent... I didn't realize this was a PC environment here.... If that was the case, what's the point? Frankly, I've called the left sKum on a few occasions... Would I use that phrase, or jacka$$e$, or the like? Probably not....

Again, it was meant more tongue-in-cheek than anything else... and I'm not gonna censor myself even beyond what the MSM uses themselves....

That being said, I AM a guest in JRob's living room... and he or the Mods can edit or ban my postings, or my account, at their will

Please don't go down the road of making this a PC site, it's as slippery slope.

29 posted on 09/07/2008 7:21:28 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

Strickland has governed like a conservative on every issue except the charter schools and one of the homosexual ordinances (a minor one). He signed the concealed carry law. He actually signed lower business taxes (though not income taxes) in the state. He KNOWS that this state is going down the tubes if we don’t get business in, and that the “sick leave” law would have just about finished us off. He’s a Hillary guy who has aspirations for still higher office, too.


30 posted on 09/07/2008 7:23:36 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Thanks. Will he actively campaign for Zero?


31 posted on 09/07/2008 7:36:44 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican; All

Folks, never mind the polls just look in how the candidates are campaigning that is the true factor..


32 posted on 09/07/2008 7:39:24 AM PDT by KevinDavis (If Obama can't handle a town hall debate, then he can't handle the job of being President.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I’ve used that too, for “H”... Gorgeous day in CT today, after all that rain


33 posted on 09/07/2008 7:39:45 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: watsonfellow

You do realize that ‘the magic negro’ is a term the LA Times used to describe Barack, don’t you?


34 posted on 09/07/2008 7:41:37 AM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: NYC Republican

It’s actually better for McCain than Ras is reporting. Rasmussen uses a 3 month ‘intensity factor’ when weighting the results - Intensity for McCain just went up about a week ago, so his numbers are dragged down by voter intensity BP (Before Palin). I’d say he’s lookin good !!!


35 posted on 09/07/2008 7:42:46 AM PDT by 11th_VA (The smart liberals are worried, the dumb ones think they've already won ...)
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To: KevinDavis

The polls usually dictate where they campaign... Where-they-campaing is somewhat of a lagging indicator


36 posted on 09/07/2008 7:42:54 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

I agree that the phrase “Magic Negro” is derogatory. I don’t like it when Rush uses it; I don’t like it when it is used on this forum. I am not PC, but it can be too easily construed to imply a racist meaning.

Common sense needs to be used on this forum. I think that if someone on this forum called Lieberman the “Magic Jew” there would be a good chance that their post would be pulled. Just because it is said by Rush, doesn’t make it acceptable or smart.


37 posted on 09/07/2008 7:45:32 AM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: NYC Republican

My guess is he will go through the motions, but I don’t know the man well.


38 posted on 09/07/2008 7:45:43 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: watsonfellow

You’re kidding. Right?


39 posted on 09/07/2008 7:46:28 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: watsonfellow

It stands for NEGRO. You consider that racist? Tell the LA Times who tagged obama as teh Magic Negro.


40 posted on 09/07/2008 7:47:45 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: NYC Republican

I can’t believe that every second person I pass on the street is a babbling, brainless moonbat. How do we function as a society? It’s impossible. Fifty percent of the population can’t be that stupid. I can see that percentage in liberal utopias like Chicago, LA and NY.

That 50% number can’t be right...


41 posted on 09/07/2008 7:48:58 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: pgkdan

Sorry folks; but the name “Negro” simply is not used. Hell, why don’t you guys say “colored.” Seriously, just because the LA Times or Rush uses the phrase, do you want folks who are not in tune with the LA Times having used it to think you are a bunch of racists?

I am a longtime member of this forum, and deeply conservative, but don’t believe in shooting myself in the foot. You guys are fooling yourselves if you think that using this type of language is acceptable with swing voters. Win the campaign on ideas, not by being stupid or trying to be “cute.”


42 posted on 09/07/2008 7:51:17 AM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: NYC Republican

The title should match the title of the article... regardless. Rules.


43 posted on 09/07/2008 7:52:16 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: rintense

No, he just knows what resides in his own heart and is projecting.

LLS


44 posted on 09/07/2008 7:54:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: disraeligears

Simply put; the use of the name “negro” is too easily viewed as a racist slur. Period. Don’t be painted as being racist when you are not by being sloppy with language. And don’t allow others to paint this forum as being racist by using this kind of language.


45 posted on 09/07/2008 7:54:55 AM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: rhombus

I always do; however, there’s no title at the source


46 posted on 09/07/2008 7:55:53 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: disraeligears
“Just because it is said by Rush, doesn’t make it acceptable or smart.”

Add in the fact that the LA Times coined the phrase... yes it does.

LLS

47 posted on 09/07/2008 7:55:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: yooling
you are 100% correct, the national polls i think indicate a “trend” ....and hopefully, it is trending towards McCain/Palin
48 posted on 09/07/2008 7:57:05 AM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Respectfully, unless you explain that fact when using it, then someone who is not up to speed of the LA Times using it will think that you are using a racist slur. I know that we all think that folks who read this forum are 100% aware of everything, but that is not the case.

Just asking for some common sense.


49 posted on 09/07/2008 7:57:59 AM PDT by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: disraeligears
I've got a FABULOUS idea... Let's create a thread where we all provide the mods with words and phrases that we all find objectionable, and ask the mods to forever ban them from FR lexicon... Sounds good?

I'll go first..." Stupid"

50 posted on 09/07/2008 8:00:13 AM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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