Skip to comments.Poll: McCain has slight lead in Ohio over Obama (48-42 "slight"!)
Posted on 09/21/2008 9:17:41 AM PDT by epluribus_2
Poll: McCain has slight lead in Ohio over Obama By The Associated Press 1 hour ago
THE POLL: The Ohio Newspaper Poll, presidential race, likely Ohio voters (20 electoral votes).
THE NUMBERS: John McCain 48 percent, Barack Obama 42 percent.
OF INTEREST: Almost half of Ohio voters, or 47 percent, say they are worse off than four years ago. About one-third, 34 percent, said they were the same, while 19 percent said they were better off. The candidates have lined up support within their own party, with 85 percent of Republicans saying they would vote for McCain and 81 percent of Democrats in favor of Obama. Obama has the edge among independent voters, 38 percent to 33 percent for McCain, with 19 percent still undecided.
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Of all of the battleground states, Ohio might be the most important one, for either candidate.
I have no actual numbers, but I suspect that Obama has opened up a commanding lead of 49% to McCain’s 48% in PA.
lol . . . the MSM has been one for the ages in this election.
If it was reported as 58% - 30% in favor of McCain the commie AP 0bama 527 would still say McCain’s lead is “slight.”.
Between the credit crisis, bankruptcies, billion dollar buyouts and billion dollar buyouts, the economy has emerged as issue No. 1 in the presidential race. Which candidate do you think will do the best job reviving the U.S. economy?
John McCain (R) - 67.8%
Barack Obama (D) - 21.3%
Bob Barr (L) - 0.9%
None of the Above - 10.0%
Total Responses -
AP up to its usual “do anything to undermine McCain” tactics as usual.
If those numbers are still applicable, that’s very good for McCain. My concern is the dates it was taken, 9/12-9/16, before the “crisis” became big news.
Yup, the press would describe that as a commanding 1 point lead for obama in PA. Then they’d recommend that McCain should abandon the state.
I think its pretty clear that Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, and Nevada have come off the battleground board.
The new battlegrounds are Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan.
Thats real bad new for Barack.
0bama’s only sliver of hope now rests in New Hampshire, Colorado, Iowa, and New Mexico. Indiana has 0bama not too far behind, though he’s never once been ahead there and it will be difficult for him to overcome the gap facing such a strong headwind. Had he chosen Evan Bayh, he may have been able to take it.
Further bad news for him is that states like Maine, Oregon, and Washington are approaching toss-up. Things are slowly lining up for a possible McCain landslide.
After the Kerry loss, I suspect Ohio is very important to the dems
It will be much closer on election day than any of the polls indicate.
Remember, the pre-election polls always under-count two of the Democrats' most reliable voting blocks: dead people and illegal aliens.
I mean, it doesn’t matter if they vote for Obama with enthusiasm or not, he’s still getting their vote.
Don’t forget all the dogs and cats,living or dead-that get to vote Democrat too.
I’m all for making voter fraud a capital offence.
Poll: McCain has slight lead in Ohio over Obama (48-42 “slight”!)
...it could be McCain 80%, BO 20% and it would be a “nail biter” to these a$#clowns
Of course if it were 48-42 Obama it would be a LOCK.
People that breed animals look at the parents to see what kind of an animal is being bought or sold, and priced accordingly. The son or daughter of a champion is worth much more. Just look at Obama, what if he turned out to be like his parents, which seem to be about the worst on this earth? His father was a drunk, unfaithful, immoral, and lack of trust worthiness. Then take a look at his mother.
If heredity has anything to do with it?
We can be certain of one thing: if this poll is correct, the national polls are very wrong. If McCain is ahead by 6 points in Ohio, there is no way he is behind nationally.
Toledo’s paper and the Cincy paper both did separate polls this last week with McCain up four or five in each. So I think we can almost put OH in the win column. I’m more concerned at this point about CO.
No. McCain will win OH. It might be close, but I’m almost having no doubts any more. The “battleground” state to watch is CO, with VA a close second.
On election night, if PA is called for McCain, then I would consider the election over.
In this case they are accurate because the MOE is just over 3%, so the lead is within the MOE.
That said, you are right that they pick and choose when to be accurate.
I live in a state where it won’t matter, BUT at least the state goes with what I’d prefer.
BTW, you realize of course that even IF PA is "going" to McCain, the drive-bys will delay this call until absolutely the last minute because it will completely swing some of the other states.