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McCain Surges in New Montana Poll
NewWest.net ^ | 9-09-08 | Matthew Frank

Posted on 09/09/2008 5:15:52 PM PDT by 11th_VA

A poll released Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports has John McCain up 11 points over Barack Obama, 53 percent to 42 percent, compared to the one point advantage he held in a similar poll conducted at the end of July.

Other findings:

McCain is now viewed favorably by 60% of Montana voters, little changed from 59% in July. However, the number with a Very Favorable opinion of the Republican hopeful jumped from 26% in July to 35% today.

Obama earns positive reviews from 50% of Montana voters, down slightly from 53% in July.

Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by 59% of Montana voters, a figure that includes 44% with a Very Favorable opinion of her.

In Montana, Biden is viewed favorably by 44% and unfavorably by 47%.

55% of voters in Montana say McCain made the right choice in picking Palin as his running mate. Just 35% say Obama made the right choice.

Sen. Max Baucus holds a comfortable 30+ point lead over Republican challenger Bob Kelleher.

With only a handful of polls conducted in Montana with fairly large fluctuations—Obama had a five point lead July 1—it’s tough to gauge how accurate this one is, but it would appear that adding Palin to the ticket boosted McCain, considering that 44% view her very favorably. It could also be a Palin-fueled convention bounce, typically short-lived.

But it doesn’t bode well for Obama in Montana, one in a trio of traditionally red states—North Dakota and Indiana, too—with high ratios of working-class Democrats where the campaign is going “full steam ahead,” as campaign manager David Plouffe said during a briefing with reporters today.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; mccain; mccainpalin; mt2008; obama; redstates
Another one for McCain
1 posted on 09/09/2008 5:15:53 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
McCain will carry Montana. That's another Red State where he has a commanding lead.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 09/09/2008 5:18:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 11th_VA
McCain Rings Up $5M At Chicago Fundraiser

Amount Averages To $1 Million Per Hour Spent Here

Mike Flannery CHICAGO (CBS) ― Republican John McCain raised about $5 million in Chicago Monday night, or about $1 million for each hour he spent in Democrat Barack Obama's home town.

OUCH!

http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/mccain.chicago.fundraiser.2.812952.html

This might be why...

THE REAL OBAMA COUNTRY

Antoine Members is a Republican challenging incumbent Democrat Bobby Rush in the 1st CD, the congressional district where Barack Obama lives. Watch this zero-budget YouTube in which Antoine, a spunky 29 year old Chicago corrections officer, tells the world what it's like to live in Obama's home district. . with video

DOUBLE OUCH!

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/08/the-real-obama.html

Antoine Members for Congress

3 posted on 09/09/2008 5:18:57 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT)
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To: 11th_VA

It is a shame we cannot get rid of draft dodging Baucus.


4 posted on 09/09/2008 5:28:49 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Illinois (finally) is wishing that a serious reformmer would show up in their state.
5 posted on 09/09/2008 5:36:14 PM PDT by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Life in Obama’s district:

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/08/the-real-obama.html

There.


6 posted on 09/09/2008 5:38:09 PM PDT by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: 11th_VA

Barama will carry three counties in Montana, maybe four. ‘Bout the same as sKerry.


7 posted on 09/09/2008 5:48:15 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: 11th_VA

Speaking of Montana, what is former Gov. Mark Racicot involved with these days?


8 posted on 09/09/2008 5:56:40 PM PDT by Gemsbok (Drill here, Drill now, & Pay Less!)
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To: cookcounty
Illinois (finally) is wishing that a serious reformmer would show up in their state.

Tazewell county, where I live, does anyway. I am not so sure about Cook county.

9 posted on 09/09/2008 5:57:12 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (I'm voting for the white woman.)
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To: 11th_VA
A poll released Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports has John McCain up 11 points over Barack Obama, 53 percent to 42 percent, compared to the one point advantage he held in a similar poll conducted at the end of July.

Damn. Just...damn. McCain is opening this thing up WIDE. Or, should I say, Sarah Palin is.

10 posted on 09/09/2008 6:04:34 PM PDT by RockinRight (Obama who?)
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To: 11th_VA

Can someone please explain to me why Montana was even in play to begin with? I can’t imagine that many socialist whackos living in Montana...


11 posted on 09/09/2008 6:10:51 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Barak Obama wants Dhimmitude for America)
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To: CurlyBill

A lot of socialist whackos have bought ranches and invested in ski resorts in Montana. Ted Turner is just one example. MoveOn.org bought a senate seat for John Tester, who has been somewhat of a disappointment to them.


12 posted on 09/09/2008 6:30:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: CurlyBill

Thats what I don’t understand. I’ve always thought that people who lived in Montana were independent and liked their freedoms. I saw the Gov. speak for a minute during the Dem. convention and was really surprised.


13 posted on 09/09/2008 7:11:20 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: panthermom

That Gov was picked because he simulates a conservative in appearance.

DINO trumps RINO

(conservative trumps all)


14 posted on 09/09/2008 7:21:21 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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