Skip to comments.ABC News: Obama Holds 'A Double-Digit Lead in Most National Polls'
Posted on 10/17/2008 12:29:27 PM PDT by Zakeet
On Thursday's ABC World News, anchor Charles Gibson's lead-off story was on the presidential campaign:
"Two weeks, five days to go, home stretch. Barack Obama and John McCain began today laying out their closing strategies. And while Obama continues to hold a double-digit lead in most national polls, it is the results in individual states that are all important."
The emphasis on Obama's supposedly huge, possibly insurmountable lead is used by some in the mainstream media to suggest the inevitability of a Democratic win. But you have to wonder, at least in this instance, what polls ABC News is examining. Obama enjoys a lead in most opinion surveys, but it's not as large as Gibson claimed.
Thursday's Gallup Daily poll showed a 49% to 43% Obama lead over McCain.
Rasmussen had it at 50% to 46%.
At Zogby, it was 49% to 43%.
The IBD /TIPP tracking poll showed the race at 45% to 42%
The RealClearPolitics poll average, which incorporates findings of 13 national polls, showed a 49.5 to 42.7 Obama lead.
Prospects for the McCain-Palin are not quite as bleak as some in the mainstream media would like. But that doesn't mean they'll stop trying.
More garbage from the MSM!
They apparently were counting on their audience having a double-digit IQ.
This is great!
Let them think that.
Then none of 0bama’s supporters will bother showing up to vote.
My 17YO wants to know what these people are smoking! LOL Even she knows better than to belive this garbage.
It seems Gibson has been struck by the same brainfart as Biden...Neither can count...*LOL*
I agree.. His audience is filled with Obama-drones.
Old people are going to vote no matter what, and polling shows them leaning McCain overwhelming.
The MSM, trying to push the fake news is unwittingly keeping the flake voters away from the polls with this news.
WE’RE FINISHED! McCain can’t overcome a double digit lead! Might as well stay home. /*sarc
ABC...Charil is using the old sales technique..Always Be Closing”...selling to the American people that the deal is done!
It do appear as though Charlie has some severe mental problems. He let that Obuma Tingle go to his brain. Either that or they didn’t teach math were he went to school.
Since when is 2 a “double-digit” number? Unless they’re counting in binary....
Wonder what will happen when McCain wins? I keep hearing about these HUGE poll numbers and to me it just sounds bogus. Are they (whoever they are) trying to get people to believe that Obama is winning, just to get chaos stirred up on Nov. 5th ?
as long as McCain supporters don't get discouraged enough to stay home... this is my fear... i know FReepers won't... but those who listen to and believe the MSM just might do that... that's what the MSM is aiming for...
The desperation from the MSM is incredible! It will get worse these next few weeks.
Gallup Daily poll showed a 49% to 43% Obama lead over McCain. +6
Rasmussen had it at 50% to 46%. +4
At Zogby, it was 49% to 43%. +6
The IBD /TIPP tracking poll showed the race at 45% to 42% +3
you just have to think like a liberal see:
6 + 4 + 6 + 3 = 19 = double digit lead for Obama
He added them all together and got 12, thus double digits.
charlie is an ass, but we all knew that.
Charlie Gibson - your 2nd grade math teacher called. She wants to kick your ass.
Cool. Let them dissemble. It’s obvious that the voters aren’t believing them, or the polls would be double digit.
They hurt their own cause.
Most of the national polls have been caught sampling more Dems than Repubs so they’re utterly worthless.
You all obviously don’t understand. If you add up all the differences in the polls between O and McCain, you get about 26 points. Hence, a double digit lead in the polls. You guys really should learn liberal math.
No need for dims to bother voting - head to the victory party early!
6 (base10) point lead = 110 (base2) point lead
3 (base10) point lead = 11 (base2) point lead
Hey, I can be a democrat strategist now. :)
“Wonder what will happen when McCain wins? I keep hearing about these HUGE poll numbers and to me it just sounds bogus.”
We saw the same thing last presidential election. The Charlie Gibson types will declare a democrat win early - too early - and then have to eat crow as the results come in.
Don’t take anything for granted.
There’s Hertz and there’s not exactly...
McCain’s core supporters are more likely to show up to vote than 0bama’s.
The closer to a traditional turnout model we have on election day, the better McCain does.
This is malarkey. The MSM is in the tank for Obama and spins all of its “reporting” in his favor. Why would polls be any different. McCain might be behind but the race is much closer than they would have people believe.
Thanks for the pic! I’ve been kind of worried about old Looter Guy. Glad to see he is still okay. I regard him as one of my 1.5 million “Katrina Kids” that I have been taking care of for a few years now. The government says it’s okay for me to keep raising them, but I never get a card...they never call...
Charlie Gibson = Unrepentant Liberal TV ‘Journalist’
I am about to start 'phoning people. Got the info and numbers from the McCain/Palin website. (They even pay for the calls)
Is Baghdad Bob working there now?
Hey, I hope they keep saying this...those in the know and those who are pissed are going to make sure they vote. And those who want to bask in Obama’s glory will Laz-out, stay home and say they voted for the O man...only to find out on the morning of November 5th that they should have really voted.
From Drudge today:
GALLUP POLL LIKELY VOTERS STAY 49 OBAMA, 47 MCCAIN FOR SECOND DAY...
AP/YAHOO Poll of 873 Democrats; 650 Republicans shows OBAMA 44%, MCCAIN 42%...
And you have to like a poll that interviews 1/3rd more Democrats than Republicans and still only gets a 2% bump.
THey meant if it has a zero before it.
exactly see # 16
As Sarah Palin said, “In what way Charlie?”
I think we should let the Libs think just that.
We’re staying home.
Don’t worry, Barry’s got it wrapped up.
If it’s too big a hassle, don’t worry, plenty of others will cast their ballots for Obama.
No Gallup has it a two point difference. Zogby 4 and Ras 6.
The REAL problem is that Obama is out-spending McCain 4-1 and is 130 EVs ahead. If McCain-Feingold ends in McCain’s defeat, is that poetic justice when we will be plunged into a Marxist, racist Obama nightmare?
2, 4, or 6 points equals double digits. And they say Bush is dumb.
He neglected to mention he is using the binary system.
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