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Obama seeks landslide but McCain claims momentum
AOL News/AP ^ | 10-31-2008 | MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; dewey; ego; ia2008; snob; truman
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1 posted on 10/31/2008 6:40:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

I say that on Tuesday, McCain scores a tight, yet comfortable win against Senators Plugs and Drugs.


2 posted on 10/31/2008 6:43:32 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 6:44:09 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: My Favorite Headache

White knuckle time!


4 posted on 10/31/2008 6:44:24 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! "Sarah Freakin' Palin" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SzlGHMuox8)
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To: fhayek

Wow they really have a great poll going, more bs from the liberal media.


5 posted on 10/31/2008 6:44:48 PM PDT by ohiogrammy
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To: fhayek

I look forward to that being correct! Go McCain/Palin!!


6 posted on 10/31/2008 6:45:14 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! "Sarah Freakin' Palin" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SzlGHMuox8)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ignore the polls, get out there and VOTE!


7 posted on 10/31/2008 6:46:23 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: My Favorite Headache

a lead in early voting in key battlegrounds ‘

Just how do they know that?!


8 posted on 10/31/2008 6:46:52 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ohiogrammy

“more bs from the liberal media.”

Exactly. Like i really believe that “(P)rivately, McCain’s aides said...” to the AP.

Har-har.


9 posted on 10/31/2008 6:47:36 PM PDT by Canedawg ("If the media supposes that, the media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: ConservativeDude

It’s all speculation at this point. November 4 is showtime.


10 posted on 10/31/2008 6:48:40 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: HerrBlucher

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.


11 posted on 10/31/2008 6:49:51 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


12 posted on 10/31/2008 6:51:20 PM PDT by redk
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To: DarthVader

I totally agree. I cede DC to Obama... ...and he can have it.


13 posted on 10/31/2008 6:52:19 PM PDT by JEH_Boston (There's a landslide coming.....)
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To: My Favorite Headache

first black?????????????????????

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

FFS
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


14 posted on 10/31/2008 6:52:51 PM 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: ConservativeDude

Exactly, I keep reading this crap about the early voting. If anything most evidence supports the contrary.


15 posted on 10/31/2008 6:53:03 PM PDT by redk
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


16 posted on 10/31/2008 6:53:11 PM PDT by GoSarah
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To: redk

This is all part of the headgame. In fact, that’s what most of Barry’s campaign has been.


17 posted on 10/31/2008 6:53:34 PM PDT by livius
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To: redk

I’m thinking it might just be spillover from CO/NV.


18 posted on 10/31/2008 6:54:24 PM PDT by GoSarah
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To: My Favorite Headache

I continue to be amused by Barry’s arrogance.


19 posted on 10/31/2008 6:55:21 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


20 posted on 10/31/2008 6:57:45 PM PDT by CycloneGOP
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