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Gallup Daily: Obama 47%, McCain 42% (McCain has not led since May, underperforming Bush everywhere)
Gallup ^ | August 9, 2008 | Gallup

Posted on 08/09/2008 11:34:52 AM PDT by nwrep

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Getting concerned as McCain has not led since May. Even the electoral college tally on Rasmussen has had Obama solidly ahead like a rock.

McCain is underperforming Bush in almost all Republican and swing states, including CO, NV, NM, OH, WI, MT, IA, IN, GA, NC, VA, and so on.

Despite an impressive anti-Obama ad barrage, McCain has still not managed to demonstrate a winning electoral college mosaic so far.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008poll; electionpresident; mccain; obama; theskyisfalling
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1 posted on 08/09/2008 11:34:53 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

McCain will be fine.


2 posted on 08/09/2008 11:36:44 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Russians in Georgia? Wait a sec and let me get my gun.)
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To: Maelstorm
McCain will be fine.

Reminds me of "Don't worry, George Allen will be fine."

3 posted on 08/09/2008 11:37:49 AM PDT by nwrep (Obama - the first Mohammedan to run for the White House)
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To: nwrep
Demonstrates a lack of support from conservative base.

President hussein sounds scary...and coming soon.

4 posted on 08/09/2008 11:39:00 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: nwrep

The Gallup results seem to be contradicted by key battleground states where McCain has the lead, Ohio, Missouri, and Florida.


5 posted on 08/09/2008 11:39:28 AM PDT by Red Steel ( nd)
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To: nwrep

You advise we start panicking then? LOL. Rasmussen polls are closer to truth than the Democrat slanted Gallups. McCain and Obama are head to head if you consider the margin of error. McCain will kick Obama’s skinny butt.


6 posted on 08/09/2008 11:39:43 AM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: nwrep

Those polled by Gallup are only registered voters and not “likely” voters. And I emailed Gallup to ask what the the percentage of Democrats, Republicans, and African-Americans are polled and they have not returned an answer in over one week nor do they post that information.

Also the Rasmussen presidential tracking poll for 2004 was the most accurate and they poll likely voters.


7 posted on 08/09/2008 11:39:43 AM PDT by avacado
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To: nwrep

I’m concerned. We cannot afford to ever let our guard down.

And we have too many Freepers who will not support McCain.


8 posted on 08/09/2008 11:39:44 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: nwrep
The MSM should be concerned. Obama is the one underperforming by historical Democratic standards. He should be up by 15 points! The poll is within the statistical margin of error.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 08/09/2008 11:40:13 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: nwrep

I’m not surprised with this. While ads like ‘celebrity’ or ‘the One’ is good, they cannot rely on materials like that forever. So far, McCain hasn’t really found an effective, consistent message for his campaign.


10 posted on 08/09/2008 11:40:27 AM PDT by paudio (Kerry had Global Test, Obama has Global Tax.)
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To: nwrep

Such a pity. Perhaps he should start stressing his McCain-Feingold bill, his views on amnesty, his opposition to Bush tax cuts in 2001....


11 posted on 08/09/2008 11:40:42 AM PDT by KantianBurke (President Bush, why did you abandon Specialist Ahmed Qusai al-Taei?)
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To: KantianBurke

LMAO!


12 posted on 08/09/2008 11:42:51 AM PDT by commonguymd (A de facto single party country is nigh. The partisan bickering is a mere bilking mechanism.)
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To: KantianBurke
Get the MSM to love him again? Only if they have no choice. But it might be a good idea for McCain to run to Obama's Left. If only to get noticed...

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

13 posted on 08/09/2008 11:42:58 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: nwrep

This is a volatile race with the potential for much greater swings than previous races, in my humble opinion. Rasmussen has this as ‘even’. Was this registered or likely voters? Even the concept of ‘likely’ voters is hard to pinpoint in this election. The other side is nervous too. To quote a great woman, ‘now is not the time to go all wobbly’.


14 posted on 08/09/2008 11:43:32 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Maelstorm

Yeah, just wait until he selects Lieberman as his running mate.


15 posted on 08/09/2008 11:44:57 AM PDT by kabar
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To: nwrep

Hard to imagine since McCain should win by a large margin. Obama’s IQ and educational; scores are impressive, but so are his anti-American credentials. I don’t think America’s ready to elect a left-of-socialist (communist?)


16 posted on 08/09/2008 11:46:09 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
McCain is an unexciting, old and a mediocre candidate. Obama's hip, youthful and dynamic. He should be easily putting McCain away!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

17 posted on 08/09/2008 11:46:12 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: nwrep
REGISTERED VOTERS. What are the internals? 52% Dem, 36% Rep, 12% other like in the last poll I saw with Obama ahead by 6 points? (Seriously, not kidding. They polled almost 50% more Dems than Reps and still got the Obamanation up by only 6%.)
18 posted on 08/09/2008 11:46:41 AM PDT by piytar
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To: goldstategop

Today’s Rasmussen poll has McCain and Hussein tied among likely voters and with leaners included McCain leads by one. On 9 of 14 major election issues that Rasmussen is tracking, McCain now leads Obama. His lead is also growing over Obama on the issues in which he leads. The trends are all in McCain’s favor now.


19 posted on 08/09/2008 11:47:32 AM PDT by nailspitter
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To: commonguymd

What does LMAO and IMO mean?


20 posted on 08/09/2008 11:47:34 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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