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Poll: McCain has slight lead in Ohio over Obama (48-42 "slight"!)
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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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(Excerpt) Read more at ap.google.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; bias; electionpresident; mccainpalin; oh2008; polls; reporting; swingstates
How would this be reported if Obama regained and opened up a 48-42 lead in OH? Hmmm?
1 posted on 09/21/2008 9:17:42 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: epluribus_2

Of all of the battleground states, Ohio might be the most important one, for either candidate.


2 posted on 09/21/2008 9:18:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: epluribus_2

I have no actual numbers, but I suspect that Obama has opened up a commanding lead of 49% to McCain’s 48% in PA.


3 posted on 09/21/2008 9:19:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Michelle, spare me your phony outrage, you know as well as I do that dress makes your butt look big)
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To: epluribus_2

lol . . . the MSM has been one for the ages in this election.


4 posted on 09/21/2008 9:20:57 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: epluribus_2

If it was reported as 58% - 30% in favor of McCain the commie AP 0bama 527 would still say McCain’s lead is “slight.”.


5 posted on 09/21/2008 9:22:25 AM PDT by A message (Governor Palin is a great choice for Vice-President. McCain/ Palin '08)
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To: epluribus_2

http://www.kwtx.com

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?
Poll Results:
John McCain (R) - 67.8%

Barack Obama (D) - 21.3%

Bob Barr (L) - 0.9%

None of the Above - 10.0%

Total Responses -
1005


6 posted on 09/21/2008 9:23:03 AM PDT by Peelod (“Whatever Sarah tells you, heed her voice” Genesis 21:12)
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To: epluribus_2

AP up to its usual “do anything to undermine McCain” tactics as usual.

No shame


7 posted on 09/21/2008 9:23:07 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No Obama, No Way, No How)
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To: epluribus_2

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.


8 posted on 09/21/2008 9:23:23 AM PDT by rushmom (l)
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To: ClearCase_guy
My Dem relatives in PA are talking very positive about Sarah Palin. They may end up voting for Obama, but nobody's raving about him.
9 posted on 09/21/2008 9:23:59 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


10 posted on 09/21/2008 9:24:40 AM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think it’s 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.
That’s 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.


11 posted on 09/21/2008 9:33:22 AM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

After the Kerry loss, I suspect Ohio is very important to the dems


12 posted on 09/21/2008 9:33:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: counterpunch
Further bad news for him is that states like Maine, Maine can actually split one of it's electoral votes away. Ross Perot came close to doing it in '92 and it's the more conservative part of the state. My vote might actually matter this time!!
13 posted on 09/21/2008 9:37:01 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: epluribus_2
McCain has slight lead in Ohio over Obama

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.

14 posted on 09/21/2008 9:38:06 AM PDT by kennedy (No relation to Teddy.)
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To: Ciexyz

ok..lol
I mean, it doesn’t matter if they vote for Obama with enthusiasm or not, he’s still getting their vote.


15 posted on 09/21/2008 9:42:14 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: kennedy

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.


16 posted on 09/21/2008 9:43:21 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: epluribus_2

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


17 posted on 09/21/2008 9:46:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: epluribus_2

Of course if it were 48-42 Obama it would be a LOCK.


18 posted on 09/21/2008 10:15:53 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Peelod

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?


19 posted on 09/21/2008 10:45:36 AM PDT by tessalu
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To: epluribus_2

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.


20 posted on 09/21/2008 11:09:35 AM PDT by olrtex
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To: epluribus_2

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.


21 posted on 09/21/2008 12:17:14 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


22 posted on 09/21/2008 12:17:54 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

On election night, if PA is called for McCain, then I would consider the election over.


23 posted on 09/21/2008 12:20:48 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: epluribus_2

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.


24 posted on 09/21/2008 12:30:11 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: mainepatsfan

I live in a state where it won’t matter, BUT at least the state goes with what I’d prefer.


25 posted on 09/21/2008 12:31:27 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: PapaBear3625
Well, of course I would too. But I'm not expecting it. As of now, I expect the final to be the Bush 2004 map, except IA and NM go Obama. McCain has to win CO.

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.

26 posted on 09/21/2008 2:10:10 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: epluribus_2
GOP needs to win Colorado!

Obama can not win without Colorado!
27 posted on 09/21/2008 2:38:37 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Obama liked EVERY tax increase...he voted 94 times for tax increases!)
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