Skip to comments.New polls showing Obama breaking away in key states
Posted on 10/01/2008 10:21:06 AM PDT by rwfromkansas
New polls show Obama breaking away in key states Posted: 12:55 PM ET New state polls show Obama with clear leads. New state polls show Obama with clear leads.
(CNN) New polls released Wednesday morning suggest the race for the White House could be breaking for Barack Obama in three key battleground states.
Just-released Quinnipiac University surveys show Obama with wide leads in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as Florida the showdown state in the 2000 presidential race where John McCain has had held an advantage for most of the summer.
Quinnipiac's new survey in Pennsylvania shows Obama with a stunning 14 point-lead over McCain, 54-39 percent. Averaging that survey with other recent Pennsylvania polls, the latest CNN poll of polls there shows a 10-point lead for Obama in the state that only voted for John Kerry by a 2-point margin in 2004. Several polls released earlier this month in Pennsylvania suggested Obama's lead there was in the mid single digits.
A new Quinnipiac Ohio poll also released Wednesday morning shows Obama leading McCain by 8 points there.
A new Quinnipiac Florida poll also shows big gains for Obama, with the Illinois senator now holding an 8 point lead, 51 to 43 percent. There is also not enough recent polling in Florida to conduct a poll of polls there, though a survey from ARG earlier this week showed Obama with a statistically insignificant 1-point lead.
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Are other key states allowing signup immediately vote too?
This is such utter nonsense as to be laughable.
I am from PA and DROVES of dems I know are voting for McCain and would NEVER vote for Obambi
Simply look at the places Hillary pounded Obama and know that McCain will win by similar margins
There is ONLY ONE POLL THAT COUNTS - Nov 4
If you want to win, go out and work for it. Handwringing over polls is counterproductive.
“This poll is by CNN, its worth less than NOTHING”
Well yeah, CNN is , but what about the poll?
You should be very concerned. McCain is slipping, and it isn’t pretty.
I don’t worship polls, but the trends of most of them are showing Hussein is gaining and/or pulling away.
McCain seems to be AWOL, and he needs to stand up and be strong.
The media will never help him, so he needs to go the attack...and not relent for the next 36 days or whatever it is.
Its time to embrace the horror known as socialism. McCain has blown it big time in the past two weeks. I am depressed.
...”Made it a mandate to myself: Ignore the polls, they will either give false hope, or false discouragement”...
I heard someone say recently that polls had become a political tool, much like ads and other influences. These polls may be designed to discourage McCain supporters and to so dishearten people that they will just skip voting. It is very important to go vote for your candidate even if the polls are predicting a landslide. It could all be made up to achieve a psychological effect on the population.
That is so last weekend. Polls since have shown a McCain trend, except for the silly Quinnippiac polls.
Hilarious! Easily 10 pts off in favor of O. In any case, Quinnipiac has no credibility whatsoever in polling, worst outfit out there. They had Kerry similarly winning these states if I recall.
“no sampling info given “
Q polling knows what the demographic makeup of this sample is. Pollsters always ask for race, sex, age and other info.
Given that info all polls are valuable, without it no poll is.
Yet Q has deliberately suppressed that info.
Only reason I can think of for Q to hide the info so these polls are not deconstructed is to take pressure off Biden in this week’s debate... Just a wild guess.
I dont mean to wear a tin foil hat but, After the RNC convention McCain was ahead in the battleground states but realclear didnt adjust the electoral count. But now we have BHO getting adjustments in the college because some polls have him way ahead?
IMHO something not right here.
I thought Obama was up in Ohio by 22 and Pennsylvania by 19? I hate when that happens.
Where I live in Sarasota county, there are only about six or seven campaign signs out along my 3/4-mile long street (about 1 per 15 houses), but they are all for McCain/Palin.
I'm sure things are quite different in, say, Miami-Dade, Broward, etc.
What we need to do is fight our fight and ignore the polls.
Fight our fight and if we prevail good. If not we do what we have to do next.
We need to attack, attack, and attack and stock up and get ready.
“The number now are to try to become self-fulfilling prophecies, and to drive opinion.”
West Broward resident here. Remember, this is the state that pretty much handed McCain the nomination during the primaries. McCain has the veteran and Cuban votes locked up, which when combined with the GOP leanings of central and northwest Florida, means that McCain should win Florida 55-45, South Florida voter fraud be damned.
Q polls are a joke. Gallup has already indicated the race tightening again. Rasmussen should follow suit.
Mason Dixon is the most reliable polling agency imho. Zogby hit or miss.
Florida Keys here, I spend a good portion of my day on the road. I have yet to see the first Obama/Biden bumpersticker or the first yard sign. And this is a fairly Dem County.
Tampa Bay is going McCain, even in the Socialist Republic of St. Petersburg.
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