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McCain shaves Obama Biden 4 Points on Palin Pick: Rasmussen
Real Clear Politics ^ | 08/30/08 | Brett Winterble

Posted on 08/30/2008 7:48:23 AM PDT by RadioCirca1970

Looking at the latest numbers at Real Clear Politics here:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/latestpolls/index.html

You can see that McCain shaved 4 points off Obama's bounce.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; 2008polls; biden; election; electionpresident; elections; marines; mccain; obama; palin; poll
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4points and no one is really paying attention yet. If I was the MSM I would definitely go wall to wall Hurricane Coverage between now and Friday...it is MSNBC's only hope to blunt the bounce.
1 posted on 08/30/2008 7:48:23 AM PDT by RadioCirca1970
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To: RadioCirca1970

Excellent post all around. Thx.


2 posted on 08/30/2008 7:49:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: RadioCirca1970

Hockey mom’s for Palin!!!

PUCK OBAMA!!!


3 posted on 08/30/2008 7:49:56 AM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: RadioCirca1970

Unless Gustav really takes over the news cycles, by the close of the RNC Convention, McCain-Palin will be ahead by 7 to 10 points.


4 posted on 08/30/2008 7:51:30 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: RadioCirca1970

5 posted on 08/30/2008 7:51:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: savedbygrace
I'm beginning to think if we are not careful we could actually win this thing.


6 posted on 08/30/2008 7:51:55 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: RadioCirca1970

Turn out the lights: The (democrat) party's over!


7 posted on 08/30/2008 7:52:28 AM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi meets McZilla)
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To: RadioCirca1970
Then, IMO, they are going to have yet another disappointment. from all I have read and heard, Jindal and FEMA are ready for this storm and assisted mandatory evacuations have taken place while the NG is already in NOLA.

This drive-by hysteria will work to our benefit as people get to see that the Republicans have learned from Katrina and will do it correctly, this time.

8 posted on 08/30/2008 7:53:12 AM PDT by reformedliberal (Capitalism is what happens when governments get out of the way.)
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To: Texas4ever
Hockey mom’s for Palin!!! PUCK OBAMA!!!

Oh, but I am SO stealing that!!

9 posted on 08/30/2008 7:54:07 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: RadioCirca1970

A great rebuttal to Sarah Palin’s lack of experience versus Snowbami the Oreo and Bin Biden:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2070858/posts

U.S. Representative, Heather Wilson, On The Selection Of Gov. Sarah Palin

Heather: “You know, Governor Palin has more executive experience than Senator Obama, Senator Biden, and Senator Schumer combined because those guys have never run anything. So I find that quite amusing.”

“I was very disappointed with Senator Obama’s choice of a running-mate. He chose somebody else who’s a Washington insider from the East Coast who knows nothing about the west and Senator McCain surely does. I’m also very pleased that he’s chosen as his vice president, the chief executive of the oil producing state in America, strong energy credentials and the energy issue is very important to Americans.”

Bravo Zulu Heather! Sarah Palin has more executive experience than Snowbami, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, Boxer and most of the rats in congress combined.


10 posted on 08/30/2008 7:54:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Snowbami, the Oreo Bozo, wants special-ed treatment as an untouchable affirmative action candidate)
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To: RadioCirca1970

Encouraging.

I just read her hubby and son are not Republicans... discouraging.


11 posted on 08/30/2008 7:54:53 AM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: RadioCirca1970
Do I detect some possible libertarian leanings coming from Palin??? Could be another RP in republican cloak and dagger here!

Semper Fidelis
Dick Gaines
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12 posted on 08/30/2008 7:55:08 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: Puppage

t-shirts?


13 posted on 08/30/2008 7:57:31 AM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: Memphis Moe

Where did you read that? And is it that they are just not enrolled in any party? Because I have no problem with that - I’m not enrolled in the R Party.


14 posted on 08/30/2008 7:58:03 AM PDT by thefrankbaum (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam)
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To: RadioCirca1970
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Did y'all hear what the DUhmmies are calling them?

The "Mac & MILF" ticket.

Everything seems to be a projection of their twisted fantasies with them.

15 posted on 08/30/2008 7:59:05 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: nathanbedford
I'm beginning to think if we are not careful we could actually win this thing.

Then by all means let's throw caution to the wind.

16 posted on 08/30/2008 7:59:07 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: thefrankbaum

They’re unregistered independents. As am I.


17 posted on 08/30/2008 7:59:33 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: RadioCirca1970

“4points and no one is really paying attention yet. If I was the MSM I would definitely go wall to wall Hurricane Coverage between now and Friday...it is MSNBC’s only hope to blunt the bounce. “

LOL.
Palin vs. Gustav

Ah well...if they shut her out of coverage it gives McCain’s brilliant team more time to work with her.


18 posted on 08/30/2008 7:59:53 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Memphis Moe

That her husband and son are not Republicans...Oh well,

free thinkers and that she celebrates that is a plus!!!


19 posted on 08/30/2008 8:00:51 AM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: nathanbedford

Yah, but it’s still not over. NV, OH, FL, and OH are very close, and wobble between McCain and the Messiah. I hope this will help, but I’ve yet to see McCain get a lead in a state and hold it through two or three consecutive polls.


20 posted on 08/30/2008 8:01:10 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: reformedliberal

“Then, IMO, they are going to have yet another disappointment. from all I have read and heard, Jindal and FEMA are ready for this storm and assisted mandatory evacuations have taken place while the NG is already in NOLA.”

Once they realize the story is about a competent republican executing a well thought out plan they’ll hightail it right out of there.


21 posted on 08/30/2008 8:01:40 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Texas4ever
PUCK OBAMA!!!

HAHAHAHA! LMAO!

22 posted on 08/30/2008 8:02:08 AM PDT by maggief
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To: reformedliberal

This time, Bobby Jindal, a grownup, unlike the Democrat former Governor Blanco, will not sit and do nothing, pooh-poohing the storm (until it hit), and then blubbering and complaining for the next month about what BUSH didn’t do that he was supposed to do. Sadly, the liberal nightmare, Mayor Ray Nagin of submerged schoolbus, cut and run to safety, fame, is still “on the job”, but, thankfully, grownups are there to wet nurse this time.


23 posted on 08/30/2008 8:02:17 AM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT !!!)
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To: Memphis Moe

They’re registered as “no party.” It’s not like they’re strutting around calling themselves independents for media attention.


24 posted on 08/30/2008 8:02:18 AM PDT by Styria
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, ain’t that the truth — The wife calls Biden woman hater Joe, from what he has done in the past.


25 posted on 08/30/2008 8:02:52 AM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: nathanbedford
*** I'm beginning to think if we are not careful we could actually win this thing. ***

LOL. Now that is funny (still chuckling)

26 posted on 08/30/2008 8:03:59 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great political illustration.

I love it.

Do it again. Do it again.

Please.


27 posted on 08/30/2008 8:05:11 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Memphis Moe

Neither am I. Doesn’t make me any less conservative or a bad person.


28 posted on 08/30/2008 8:05:19 AM PDT by AbnSarge
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To: Puppage

“Hockey mom’s for Palin!!! PUCK OBAMA!!!”

LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!

Please.....Please ...will someone create a bumper sticker with this !!!!!!!!!

Please..............


29 posted on 08/30/2008 8:05:31 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: Memphis Moe

“I just read her hubby and son are not Republicans... discouraging.”

What is is? undeclared? independent?

People would think the same thing about me.

I was registered as right to life until they took it off the ballot in NY.
Since I haven’t filled out paperwork since then I think I am considered undeclared.

You can’t necessarily count this one against them, and politics in Alaska has been so shady on both sides the regular folks probably don’t want to identify with either party.
As a New Yorker I can understand that sentiment.


30 posted on 08/30/2008 8:07:06 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: thefrankbaum

They are both Independents.


31 posted on 08/30/2008 8:07:34 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells FREE, freerepublic.com baby)
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To: RadioCirca1970
You can see that McCain shaved 4 points off Obama's bounce.

The long weekend is not over, the convention hasn't even started, and the 'bounce' for NO B.O. is gone.

The MSM is not talking about Denver anymore, but Palin.

The empty suit is on the defensive, and he doesn't have any.
Experience? Palin has more experience as a City Councillor than the 'Community Organizer' has his ENTIRE career. NObama had to pick his 'experience' by picking the Bloviator, Joe Biden.

32 posted on 08/30/2008 8:08:02 AM PDT by Pistolshot (NObama/Biden - The Bloviators.)
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To: Twinkie

“Sadly, the liberal nightmare, Mayor Ray Nagin of submerged schoolbus, cut and run to safety, fame, is still “on the job”, but, thankfully, grownups are there to wet nurse this time.”

hopefully they will shield him from scary stuff so he won’t start weeping in front of the cameras.


33 posted on 08/30/2008 8:09:15 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Memphis Moe

They aren’t REGISTERED Republicans. There are many people who don’t register for one party or another...including many Conservatives on FR.


34 posted on 08/30/2008 8:09:20 AM PDT by madison10 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: geologist; attackcartoons

You need to tell John Bergstrom at http://www.attackcartoons.com/ (He has a freeperhandle, but I don’t think he checks in very often.)


35 posted on 08/30/2008 8:09:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: Twinkie

Jindal and Palin are the future of the GOP. Not bad!


36 posted on 08/30/2008 8:09:48 AM PDT by Poincare
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This election, to me, proves not to get too locked into your own “conventional wisdom”.

I thought McCain was toast in the primaries and Hillary would eventually overwhelm Obama.

I thought Obama getting a lot of media coverage after he sealed up the nomination, all the way through the Dem convention, could hurt McCain by letting Obama define himself, while McCain fiddled around. Instead, the spotlight shrunk and revealed Obama, and McCain got his act together and pulled yet another one out of the fire.

Now the conventional wisdom is that Palin only helps by being a woman, and helping the base. Instead I have decided to think beyond that, and upon listening to her, she may prove to be the best debater and spokesman of the 4. She has a way of explanation, thus far, that could really help in Ohio, PA and MI beyond being a woman. Plus the Ted Nugent type Michigan/Ohio/PA white guy are going to be smitten with her on about 15 levels.

Now to the hurricane, instead of illuminating Katrina and Bush, it may just thrust Bobby Jindal into the national spotlight, and he can effectively make a case for the FUTURE of conservatism and solutions to such problems. Palin and Jindal can do something Bush couldn’t, explain themselves.

In other words, sometimes things work out in ways we don’t expect.


37 posted on 08/30/2008 8:10:00 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Grampa Dave

Okay, so, who is this U.S Rep Heather Wilson? From which state? Why does it seem that its the women who have all the cajones in Congress? There’s the freshman rep from Minnesota, and that rep from Virginia or W. Virgina, now Palin, and now this Heather Wilson. Ladies, soldier on for us. It’s why we elected you.


38 posted on 08/30/2008 8:11:17 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Memphis Moe

They’re Independents.

We ain’t that bad.


39 posted on 08/30/2008 8:12:21 AM PDT by silentreignofheroes (In my day,Flunking gym was not an option , even for Stupid Kids!)
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To: Crimson Elephant
Plus the Ted Nugent type Michigan/Ohio/PA white guy are going to be smitten with her on about 15 levels.

Yeah, hunting, fishing, hockey, beauty, kids, married to and Eskimo. She's going to get the UP Michigan vote for sure. THANK YOU, MR. MCCAIN!

40 posted on 08/30/2008 8:12:23 AM PDT by madison10 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: nathanbedford
"I'm beginning to think if we are not careful we could actually win this thing."

Heavens to Murgatroyd!



41 posted on 08/30/2008 8:14:49 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: VOR78
Which is a very good thing to be ... especially in some states. One can not vote in run off voting on who is going to be the candidate; and I want to vote the Candidate and not necessarily the party.

After saying that I must admit it happened about twice in 32 years, and usually in regard to state Governor races.

Certainly no reason to be discouraged, or condemned as not being Republican..

I have been a Republican/conservative, and yet in State offices elections ... it has been needed to vote for an independent candidate.

42 posted on 08/30/2008 8:17:56 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: savedbygrace

nice article by Bill Kristol in the American Spectator...


43 posted on 08/30/2008 8:24:06 AM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: gunnyg
Do I detect some possible libertarian leanings coming from Palin??

Palin campaigned for Pat Buchanan in 1996. She's no libertarian.

44 posted on 08/30/2008 8:25:02 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Memphis Moe; thefrankbaum
I just read her hubby and son are not Republicans... discouraging.

i didn't find that discouraging at all... they've claimed no party... i've been conservative for years but kept my Dem registration... i have conservative friends who are not registered Republicans... big deal...

45 posted on 08/30/2008 8:27:27 AM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Texas4ever
That her husband and son are not Republicans...Oh well, free thinkers and that she celebrates that is a plus!!!

It demonstrates how unconnected to the party aparatus she actually is. Isn't Biden's family entrenched in the Democrat party politics of Delware--his son's AG or something? Another one is a lobbiest?

Come on! I mean, if this were exactly reversed, the MSM would be having a field day comparing the two. Biden would be considered a refreshing renegade while the Palin family would be ridiculed for being Republican party hacks.

If Biden had a son being deployed to Iraq, they'd be all over it, showing him at basic training, etc. while contrasting Palin's lobbiest son, going to work lobbying in DC, investigating who he worked for, drafting conservative legislation. As it is, we'll see no comparisons of the Palin/Biden families.

The MSM is so transparent.

46 posted on 08/30/2008 8:27:36 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: VOR78

Remember that in Alaska you cannot vote in a democratic or republican primary unless you are an independent or member of that party. Lots of people in Alaska register as independents so they can vote in whichever primary they want to.


47 posted on 08/30/2008 8:30:32 AM PDT by burster
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To: Tarpon
Will we see a “Lazio Moment” in the Palin-Biden debate? Let's see if Joe picks on the girl. Hillary's feigned indignation versus Sarah's de-nutting of Joe, Jesse style! Pass the popcorn!!!!
48 posted on 08/30/2008 8:31:46 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: thefrankbaum

They are independent or undeclared so they can vote either way, no big deal.


49 posted on 08/30/2008 8:32:29 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: FrdmLvr

I think Heather Wilson is from NM.


50 posted on 08/30/2008 8:33:26 AM PDT by matt1234
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