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McCain 54%, Obama 44% in Texas
rasmussenreports.com via yahoo news ^ | Oct 23,2008

Posted on 10/23/2008 6:21:15 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776

John McCain is moving ahead in Texas, where he now tops Barack Obama by 10 points, 54% to 44%, in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state.

For the four previous months, McCain has led by nine. His new 54% showing is also his highest ever since polling on the race in Texas began in the spring. Forty-four percent (44%) is also Obama's best showing to date.

Now just one percent (1%) of Texas voters say they are undecided.

Seventy-two percent (72%) believe McCain will carry the Lone Star State on Election Day,

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; mccain; obama; redstates; tx2008
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Thank you Texas.....
1 posted on 10/23/2008 6:21:15 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

In Texas..McCain is supported by 91% of Texas Republicans and four percent (4%) of Democrats.

Bwaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha Ron Paul.. you doofus.


2 posted on 10/23/2008 6:22:38 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Thank you America! Semper fi.


3 posted on 10/23/2008 6:22:42 AM PDT by cameraeye (Save all your prayers till the morning of the 5th.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

The wife is from South Texas...GOD BLESS TEXAS!


4 posted on 10/23/2008 6:22:44 AM PDT by sierrahome (I'm done talking)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Your welcome. I already voted so I know McCain/Palin has at least one vote!


5 posted on 10/23/2008 6:23:05 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX (Obama is all about hope and change: he hopes you don't find out what he wants to change.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Happy to help.

McCain/Palin will be closer to 60%.

6 posted on 10/23/2008 6:23:06 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Be bold. Be brave. You're an American.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

any breakdown on where hispanic stand in that state and other other states like FL,NM,AZ,CA

suppose NM is a lost cause because of Richardson supporting his new hair on the face look and his support for obama


7 posted on 10/23/2008 6:23:33 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: AmericanMade1776

The Lone Star State will earn another star!


8 posted on 10/23/2008 6:23:39 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: BubbaBobTX

I am ging to vote today after work and add another vote to the McCain column.


9 posted on 10/23/2008 6:24:14 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: AmericanMade1776
If Texas and Az go for McCain with more than 10 pts of advantage, Co and Nv will go red again.
10 posted on 10/23/2008 6:24:33 AM PDT by tomymind
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To: AmericanMade1776

because most Texas voters get it


11 posted on 10/23/2008 6:25:15 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: AmericanMade1776

is he and Barr still running ???

is anyone voting for them if they are running?

Don’t want to get into the throw awaying the vote etc I was just wondering if anyone would still vote for them even though some of these battlegrounds are close


12 posted on 10/23/2008 6:25:45 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I’m mildly surprised it’s that close.


13 posted on 10/23/2008 6:26:22 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Army Air Corps

Call your friends, especially in Oh, Nv, Va and Co. ;-)


14 posted on 10/23/2008 6:26:29 AM PDT by tomymind
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To: AmericanMade1776; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP

That’s a pretty weak performance for a Republican presidential candidate in Texas. If McCain gets only 54%, what will Senator Cornyn get? If Cornyn has an unimpressive win on election day, DemocRATS will be targeting lots of races in Texas in 2010 including the governorship.


15 posted on 10/23/2008 6:27:11 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
He is showing his thanks this way !
16 posted on 10/23/2008 6:27:12 AM PDT by anita
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To: AmericanMade1776

I voted early on Tuesday down here in South Texas (Victoria) and noticed two things. One, it was the biggest turnout I have ever seen in years of early voting, about a ten minute wait to vote. Two, people were voting FAST. To me, this means nearly all straight party ticket votes.


17 posted on 10/23/2008 6:27:20 AM PDT by OffMyMeds (Crede et manducasti)
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To: TexasNative2000

I agree with that. I know too many old-fashioned Dems who cannot bring themselves to vote for an outright Marxist.


18 posted on 10/23/2008 6:27:45 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Maybe I’ll move to Texas, at least over half the people have a brain.


19 posted on 10/23/2008 6:27:55 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: tomymind

I believe Colorado will go Red also and hopefully Nevada


20 posted on 10/23/2008 6:29:40 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Obama has no chance here. Texas is still cattle country and we know Bull S%*& when we see, smell and hear it.
21 posted on 10/23/2008 6:29:43 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (A war hero and a heroic mother, experience and optimism.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

A “Don’t Mess with Texas” Bump!


22 posted on 10/23/2008 6:29:45 AM PDT by Carlucci (The Electoral Surge is Working!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Personally, I think that the margin will be greater than that on election day.


23 posted on 10/23/2008 6:29:48 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Non-Sequitur

:-)


24 posted on 10/23/2008 6:30:12 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: coconut47

Except for the crazies in Austin.


25 posted on 10/23/2008 6:30:54 AM PDT by comps4spice (Democrats caused the current financial mess. Do we really want to give them the Oval Office?)
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To: AmericanMade1776

We are running about 4 to 1 Dem to Rep turnout in Travis County, so y’all need to help offset this in the rest of the state.


26 posted on 10/23/2008 6:31:20 AM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: AmericanMade1776

We have 99% McCain yard signs where I live.

It was reported last week when early voting began that the 0 thugs were trolling the post office and downtown. I wish I had run into them. They were wasting their time here!!


27 posted on 10/23/2008 6:31:37 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! I'm praying for Sarah Palin - Keep the vultures away from her.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Let me put it to you this way, Noriega is such an awful Dem candidate that the Austin-American Statesman chose not to endorse him.


28 posted on 10/23/2008 6:35:33 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: WestCoastGal

I just recently visited my Sister and they had a McCain/Palin sign in their yard , and I said thanks for the Welcome Sign :-)


29 posted on 10/23/2008 6:38:47 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: BubbaBobTX
We moved to Dallas about 10 months ago and my sons declared residency here. One is in the USMC and the other two are in college. I know two of them have already sent in their absentee voting straight (R) .....
30 posted on 10/23/2008 6:39:05 AM PDT by Kimmers (Our country is in trouble. Whom do you want to lead, a fighter pilot or a community organizer?)
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To: 1Old Pro
Maybe I’ll move to Texas, at least over half the people have a brain.

There's no finer place to be. The people are good, the beer is cold and you can see almost anything you want without having to leave the state. Come for a visit and I'll bet you decide to stay!

Oh, and WAY more than half of us have a brain. Only two counties in the enire state voted largely democratic during the last presidential election.

31 posted on 10/23/2008 6:41:12 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: kesg; PhiKapMom; Perdogg
In 2004 Bush defeated Kerry 61-38%. Now, certainly his numbers were padded by being a former TX governor on the ticket. But does anyone really think it's a 10-point race down there?

Even when the Impeached Rapist was winning nationally by 8.5 points in 1996, he lost Texas by five points. If Obama comes within 15 points of McCain in Texas, I'll be quite surprised. (And since Rasmussen is giving Dems a six-point advantage, then 10+6=16... so factoring that into the equation this poll actually looks pretty decent).

32 posted on 10/23/2008 6:41:33 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I was gonna vote Monday, but at the Garland City Hall, there were NO PARKING SPACES, it was so crowded.

So the next day, I went to my local Library polling place and was in and out in FIVE minutes.

It Ain't Over Till It's Over

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My take is that the MSM / Lamestream Media is out to suppress the GOP vote.

They are WAAAAAAYYYY overpolling Democraps in their polls, IGNORING factual stories negative for Obama and doing EVERYTHING they can to SMEAR McCain and especially PALIN with their lies.

I think this will blow up in their faces. When GOP voters see the tainted polls slanted to favor Socialist Obama, the GOP fence-sitters will crawl across broken glass to KEEP the Socialist Obama outta the White House !!!

Here in Texas, the first day of Early Voting set ALL TIME records for turnout. ALMOST DOUBLE the old record (up almost 80%) !!!!


33 posted on 10/23/2008 6:45:02 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: texgal

A friend of mine moved from the NE to around Dalla last year, loves the state and the conservative values.


34 posted on 10/23/2008 6:46:11 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: AmericanMade1776
Bwaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha Ron Paul.. you doofus.

Maybe Ron Paul, unlike John McCain (aka Bob Dole II), wouldn't be looking destined for a double-digit national loss on election night?

35 posted on 10/23/2008 6:47:16 AM PDT by Palin4President
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To: AmericanMade1776

Of course - Texas Rocks! Can’t say that we’ve seen many Obama ads around these parts.


36 posted on 10/23/2008 6:47:49 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: AmericanMade1776
Longhorn Bump!


37 posted on 10/23/2008 6:49:36 AM PDT by downwdims (If Peace is the answer it must be a stupid question)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Cornyn got MY vote Tuesday, along with ALL GOP on my ballot.

I like him more than KBH, for sure.


38 posted on 10/23/2008 6:50:13 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: TexasNative2000
I predict 61% for McCain.
39 posted on 10/23/2008 6:51:04 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: AmericanMade1776

You’re very welcome..........:)


40 posted on 10/23/2008 6:51:30 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I’m pretty sure the local folks escorted the 0’s out of town. Texan’s don’t take kindly to cheaters and liars and one who would ruin this country.

When I lived in California I was always in a Republican stronghold otherwise I would have left sooner. :)


41 posted on 10/23/2008 6:54:22 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! I'm praying for Sarah Palin - Keep the vultures away from her.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Noriega is such an awful Dem candidate that the Austin-American Statesman chose not to endorse him.

Ouch! Guess the editorial staff of the Statesrag knows a loser when they see one!
42 posted on 10/23/2008 6:54:41 AM PDT by TexanByBirth (You can't fix stupid!... comedian Ron White)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I want to know who these 28% are who think Obama will win Texas.


43 posted on 10/23/2008 6:54:49 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: comps4spice
Except for the crazies in Austin.

Houston will also go for him, it's all the bedroom towns in the county that keep Harris County Republican, but it is getting very close as the city grows and people leave to get further out.

44 posted on 10/23/2008 6:57:49 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (A war hero and a heroic mother, experience and optimism.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"If Cornyn has an unimpressive win on election day, DemocRATS will be targeting lots of races in Texas in 2010 including the governorship."

The one thing you can be sure of if BO wins, Texas Conservatives/Republicans will targetted for political obliteration by the BO Administration and Socialist Congress. If anything else, it will help insure BO's re-election in 2012 by flipping Texas.
45 posted on 10/23/2008 7:02:02 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: AmericanMade1776
It may be time for the Republic of Texas to split off from the rest of the comrades if Obama wins.
46 posted on 10/23/2008 7:04:25 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: TexanByBirth

I heard about that factoid on a local radio programme yesterday. One has to really suck as a Dem in order to not garner the endorsement of Austin’s answer to Pravda.


47 posted on 10/23/2008 7:06:20 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: impeachedrapist
But does anyone really think it's a 10-point race down there?

10 points is actually about right for Texas. Maybe a bit higher, say 10-15%, but not 23% higher. Obama is going to do better with minority voters than John Kerry did, but Texas is still the biggest baddest red state in the country.

Incidentally, Texas is one of the many big primary states where Obama's actual vote totals substantially underperformed all the pre-primary hype about how awesome his turnout machine was.

For what it's worth, in 2004 the breakdown was D32, R43, I24 (who went 67-31 for Bush). Interestingly, in 2004 the women were actually slightly more Republican than the men.

48 posted on 10/23/2008 7:11:36 AM PDT by kesg
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To: kesg

Your 15% is about right. 10 points is IMHO too low, while 23 was a product of your governor/native son being on the ballot.


49 posted on 10/23/2008 7:16:32 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Army Air Corps
One has to really suck as a Dem in order to not garner the endorsement of Austin’s answer to Pravda.

Ain't that the truth!
50 posted on 10/23/2008 7:42:50 AM PDT by TexanByBirth (You can't fix stupid!... comedian Ron White)
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