Skip to comments.Obama seeks landslide but McCain claims momentum
Posted on 10/31/2008 6:40:36 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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By MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO
Associated Press Writers
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Despite John McCain's prediction of an upset, Barack Obama reached for a landslide Friday, invading his rival's home state with TV ads and building a lead in early voting in key battlegrounds as the presidential race headed into a hectic final weekend.
McCain charged that Obama, bidding to become the first black president, "began his campaign in the liberal left lane of politics and has never left it. He's more liberal than a senator who calls himself a socialist," he added in Hanoverton, Ohio, a reference to Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont
Privately, McCain's aides said their man trailed Obama by 4 points nationwide in internal polling.
An Associated Press-Yahoo News poll of likely voters put the Democrat ahead, 51 to 43, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The same survey gave McCain reason to hope - one in seven voters, 14 percent of the total - said they were undecided or might yet change their minds.
While the race for the White House drew most of the attention, minority Republicans in Congress braced for the loss of more seats in both the House and Senate.
Some said fresh polling in North Carolina suggested that incumbent GOP Elizabeth Dole had fallen further behind since airing an ad that tried to tie Democratic rival Kay Hagan to atheists.
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I say that on Tuesday, McCain scores a tight, yet comfortable win against Senators Plugs and Drugs.
Obama can seek a landslide and I believe he will find one, coming right at him with Mac and Sarah on top of it hangin ten.
Bambi’s a hodad.
White knuckle time!
Wow they really have a great poll going, more bs from the liberal media.
I look forward to that being correct! Go McCain/Palin!!
Ignore the polls, get out there and VOTE!
a lead in early voting in key battlegrounds ‘
Just how do they know that?!
“more bs from the liberal media.”
Exactly. Like i really believe that “(P)rivately, McCain’s aides said...” to the AP.
It’s all speculation at this point. November 4 is showtime.
The landslide is coming for McCain/Palin. The media will be covered with slop and look like they are constipated. We will hear for years how America is racist.
The ads in AZ are all part of the head game. If he were really lined up to win in a landslide he would actually be campaigning in AZ. He has extra cash the adds won’t lose him anything. It’s a game. And the media plays right along.
I totally agree. I cede DC to Obama... ...and he can have it.
er no they mean half white right?
fed up of hearing about obama
tonight I had this drunk tell me that I had to vote for obama because I make less than 250,000 and that he is for us
there are so many stupid dumb ignorant lazy arse people around
do they not realise that tax’s on companies get put back on us lower earners
ah forget I am really wind up now over this
Exactly, I keep reading this crap about the early voting. If anything most evidence supports the contrary.
BO is also advertising in Boston and New York.
According to NRO, Iowa early voting turnout is exactly where it was in 2004.
If the tables were turned, the MSM would be claiming McCain is losing big.
This is all part of the headgame. In fact, that’s what most of Barry’s campaign has been.
I’m thinking it might just be spillover from CO/NV.
I continue to be amused by Barry’s arrogance.
The media is asking for riots Nov.4
O isn’t going to win and they know it...feeding the sheeples fake polling, only to let 1 million minions torch Chicago after PA, OH, VA, FL are called.