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McCain, Obama in dead heat with 6 weeks to go, poll says
Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | David Brown

Posted on 09/25/2008 9:39:11 AM PDT by Salena Zito

Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama remain locked in a close battle with less than six weeks remaining until Election Day, according to a national poll.

Republican McCain leads his Democratic opponent by 45 to 43 percent -- a statistical dead heat -- according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll conducted for Hearst-Argyle television stations, including Tribune-Review news partner WTAE-TV.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


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1 posted on 09/25/2008 9:39:12 AM PDT by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito

It comes down to a) how well McCain can inspire the GOP base and conservatives and b) how well the rats hide the thousands of ballot boxes containing pre completed ballots.

“Oh look, another box in my trunk. How’d that get there?” - Palm Beach poll worker.


2 posted on 09/25/2008 9:42:48 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Salena Zito

Very interesting poll, I hope it makes it’s way around the internet, much to the MSM’s dismay.


3 posted on 09/25/2008 9:43:21 AM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: mgc1122

““Oh look, another box in my trunk. How’d that get there?” - Palm Beach poll worker.”

Sounds like Seattle, St Louis and Chicago as well.


4 posted on 09/25/2008 9:45:03 AM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: Salena Zito
Interesting how these newspaper polls show a dead heat in this election, whereas the more known pollsters and news organizations (i.e. Rasmussen, Gallup, ABC, etc.) have Obama with a lead.
5 posted on 09/25/2008 9:45:19 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: mgc1122

If McCain takes PA, I don’t see how the Messiah can make it.


6 posted on 09/25/2008 9:46:05 AM PDT by nobamanada
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To: moose2004

My father, an Illinois cop for 25 years, used to say, “every time they drag the Chicago River for a body, they find another box of Nixon ballots from the the 1960 election....”


7 posted on 09/25/2008 9:46:41 AM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: Salena Zito

There are a lot of blue collar types undecided in this election in PA. This is probably the best possible year for the GOP to pick up PA again. What will matter the most is getting out the vote. Obama is going to win Philly by a huge margin what he has a big problem with is that he hasn’t really picked up Hillary voters and he can not win without a them. People are still pissed off about the clinging to guns and faith comment. The NRA is going to play a huge role in PA.


8 posted on 09/25/2008 9:47:23 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Salena Zito

That Obama is even close to McCain is a testimony to the stupidity of the American people. The guy is a complete NOTHING.


9 posted on 09/25/2008 9:47:30 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: moose2004
I emailed it to Fox news but I doubt they care to show it. I email them quite reg with other polls, such as Battle ground etc, but they do not think it would be fair and balanced I guess??

This is what I emailed them about their own Fox poll.....

Why do you not mention other national polls that show McCain up . There are 2 at RCP right now! Battleground tracking has McCain up 1 . A new F&M/Hearst-Argyle poll also has McCain up Nationally today by 2. Seems to me it would be fair and balanced to report that Opinion Dynamics performance over history has shown a edge for Dems, just go back to Fox News the morning after the 2004 election! You had Scott Rasmussen and the head of Opinion Dynamics on to explain where they went wrong. Ras had it almost dead on, Opinion Dynamics guy was sheepish. He said we thought the last poll before the election may have been suspect but we released it anyway. At the time Enemy networks where shouting from the rooftops that Fox poll showed Kerry with a big edge in their final poll.

Again Yesterday, Chris Mathews was quoting the Fox News poll as Gospel. He hates Fox but loves your poll.

10 posted on 09/25/2008 9:51:55 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Obama on the other hand does not know the Lord Jesus, and is only the Lords enemy)
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To: Salena Zito
Obama.. Obama...
11 posted on 09/25/2008 9:53:37 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: nobamanada

“If McCain takes PA, I don’t see how the Messiah can make it.”

It will require a lot to counter the fraud effort that will be ginned up in Philadelphia.


12 posted on 09/25/2008 9:59:35 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Salena Zito
Hehehe the Bradley effect should put McCain over the top.
13 posted on 09/25/2008 10:20:05 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: mgc1122

The smaller towns of Pa should just hold back on their reporting of vote totals until Philadelphia releases theirs and that vote tallies greater than 100 percent of various voting districts’ registrations should be thrown out!


14 posted on 09/25/2008 10:28:54 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Friendofgeorge
Opinion Dynamics of Cambridge, Massachusetts (with satellite offices in San Francisco and Orange County, CA) is a known Democratic polling company, I called them once in 2004 with a question about one of their polls. They weren't even close in 2004.
15 posted on 09/25/2008 10:36:08 AM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: Salena Zito

Anyone know how they weighted the sampling?


16 posted on 09/25/2008 10:37:39 AM PDT by Bob J (For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.)
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To: Salena Zito

The Good thing apout the polls is that there is one for everybody. Some show McCain ahead, at least one shows Obama ahead and Gallup has them tied. So pick a poll, andy poll.


17 posted on 09/25/2008 10:48:09 AM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Bob J

I think you can go to F&M website and see the PDF of the poll sampling


18 posted on 09/25/2008 11:24:10 AM PDT by Salena Zito (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/blogs/fortyfourthestate/)
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To: Maelstorm

I’m from Arizona, visiting relatives, so don’t have a handle on the current scene. Southern Lancaster County homes (Strasburg area) don’t have many yard signs, but when they do, they are by a vast majority, for McCain. Is this normally Pubbie country? If not, OBama will be creamed.


19 posted on 09/25/2008 12:00:04 PM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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