Skip to comments.Rasmussen 9/24/2008: Obama 49% McCain 47%
Posted on 09/24/2008 6:33:17 AM PDT by CatOwner
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 49% of the vote while John McCain earns 47%. Its the first time in more than two weeks that Obama has enjoyed a lead larger than a single percentage point (see trends). Both men are now viewed favorably by 55% and Rasmussen Markets data currently gives Obama a 52.0% chance of victory (see market results for key states) ...
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All within the margin of error.
With weighting favoring Demoncrats I am not worried but witll step up the pace to insure victory for McCain/Palin. Take NO chances.
“National security is a distant second at 19%.”
That will certainly change before the election.
He keeps going RINO on these fiscal issues. He loses ground every time he does.
Maybe He should reconsider His Como endorsement. Start acting as a conservative. He wants our vote, earn it.
It’s just looking for McCain, not matter what. He hasn’t lead Obama in polling with the exception of his convention bump. I don’t get it considering groups like women and independents have shifted to McCain.
It’s the fact Wall Street took another dive again this week?
Maybe. McCain’s economic message isn’t exactly clear. I know Obama’s isnt either, but people watching the news think this is BUSH, because he’s been the President for 8 years.
Somebody please wake me up when this is over.
mccain really must have polled badly last nite to see a two point jump. hard to believe with joe biden looking like an idiot all day.
im scared to see gallup this morning!!
Man, I hope McCain does well in the debates. And after the VP debate, let’s hope Sarah Palin does more media interviews. I am fearful that McCain might lose this election. That would be a complete disaster, especially if the Republicans lose a lot of seats in the Senate. We’ll get card check, some goofy Supreme Court justices, fairness doctrine, higher taxes, more regulation, and socialized health care. Man, we’re going to end up worse than France.
The press is winning this bailout business. We have to get ahead of it.
its a dead even race going into the debates
What amazes me is that McCain has ever been ahead in this RAS poll.
Is the sample still 5 to 7% Democrat.
I respect Scott, but until the weight on his polling is accurate, I will stick with BattleGround.
The MSM made sure most people didn't hear any of it.
The 2004 election turnout was Dems 37%, Reps 37%
So why does the battleground poll have McCain up by two and this tracking poll have the exact opposite? Has Rasmussen changed its political affliation percentage again ? That Operation Chaos has screwed up these registered /likely voter percentages formula for Ras this year. His poll is bouncing around like a yo yo.
Yes, but for some reason Rasmussen get’s it right in the end, because he had the 2004 election right on the nose using the same Dem vs Repub percentages.
I think McCain was ahead a few times with Rasmussen.
McCain had better wipe the floor with Obama in the debates.
I simply can’t believe that Obama is polling this well. This can’t be right. Many, many Hillary voters are anti-Obama, so where the heck is Obama getting those extra votes from in these polls? And why isn’t the swing in women voters giving McCain a bigger boost?
I don’t want to see Obama win either, but with the financial mess we’re in, even Obama came out yesterday and said he won’t be able to afford to implement his “plans” if he’s elected.
That’s a point I think McCain needs to hammer home during the economic debates. Obama’s promised the moon, but now that the financial mess has us where we are, he won’t be able to deliver. So if you’re voting for him because you think you’ll get “x, y, or z”...better rethink because he can’t deliver.
I get so worked up reading how he is ahead, that I need to take a step back & do a lot more praying that he will NOT be elected!