Skip to comments.Rasmussen: Obama 51 - McCain 45 (from 49-46 yesterday)
Posted on 09/02/2008 6:40:33 AM PDT by ubaldus
Obama is up by 6 in today's Rasmussen tracker, by 5 without leaners (48 - 43). It is obviuos that McCain had a very bad polling day yesterday, something like 42-53 daily sample or even worse.
Some of it may be statistical noise, but it appears that all the noise around Palin selection is starting to hurt.
Dukakis, Gore and Kerry all had double-digit leads following their conventions. Obama can’t manage more than 5-6 points. And the GOP hasn’t even gotten started on their convention.
This is bad news for the rats not for the Republicans.
Thirty years, more like.
His policies, with a cooperative Congress, will damage this country irrevocably in my lifetime. Our children will simply have to hunker down until the damage is corrected, if it ever is.
Yep! McCain polled badly last night because yesterday was a full scale media war against Palin, and because a day which would have been devoted to the GOP convention was instead spent (in part) with Obama preening and claiming families are off limits (even as his supporters were engaging in smears).
This is like the Clarence Thomas situation. Palin needs to perform as well as Thomas to blunt these smears and make it backfire bigtime on the Rodentia.
Kerry was never higher than plus +2.8 on a weekly average in Rasmussen’s poll.
yes, of course. But the VP slot has always been used to balance the ticket. That’s why Reagan ran with Richard Schweiker in 1976.
Every poll, even the good ones, have a bad sample every so often. It’s just the way it works. This could just be a bad sample. Wait a few days. We should never panic over one poll result. Nothing happened yesterday that would give Obama a big bump. Millions of people didn’t change their minds overnight, which is what would have had to have happened if this poll is accurate.
"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
Have a little patience! Suck it up for chrissake! Our convention starts tonight. Let's see what kind of a bounce McCain can generate before you pronounce him DOA.
Wow the people from my church see it the exact opposite
I guess you didnt notice that the DUI was 22 years ago?
Say what you want about Romney, but the man is squeaky clean.... having been vetted multiple times by the national media, and through scrutiny of the leftist nutjobs.
It's too early to tell if this pregnancy thing will hurt the McCain/Palin ticket, but I am not among those who think it will help. (despite claims by pundits that it will create sympathy)
All the good will and female support that would have come to the GOP because of Palin will, in my opinion, be negated by the daughter pregnancy thing.
Millions of moms across America are saying to themselves right now, "Gee, my daughter might think it OK to get pregnant at 17 if the daughter of the Vice President did.
I am an ardent conservative, and I LOVE Sarah Palin.... but I fear this could hurt.
Then again, I've been wrong about almost everything up until now, including Obama not picking Hillary, and McCain not picking Romney.
You're basing this statement on a single-digit poll taken on the weekend after the DNC Convention? Please.
Remember the narrative for an Obama victory - open up a single-digit lead before the convention, rouse up the idiots during the week of the DNC, and lead by mid double-digits (ala Kerry, Dukakis, etc.) the following week. That didn't happen, and I'd give odds that the Dem power brokers are scared crapless.
What would one expect? Number one, the convention hasn’t even started...but I’m surprised with all the negative 24/7 coverage of Palin that he only got a 3 point bounce out of it. I haven’t seen a feeding frenzy like went on yesterday since Thomas or Bork.
Here’s how I feel about the whole thing. I think McCain did the right thing in picking Palin. If he had picked Romney, we would have heard houses/rich white men/ etc from the press all day yesterday which also probably would have resulted in a drop in the polls. No matter who McCain chose, it was going to be negative. David Brooks said he should have chosen Bob Gates or Portman, that’s a laugh, what would the press have said about them.
So McCain did right...and remember everybody counted him out in the primaries too, but he perservered. I don’t agree with him on a lot of stuff, but I think he has grit and the determination to stay in there and fight. That’s the only thing that’ll win for him because Obama is the favorite whether we like it or not.
Which local paper?
I can only find reference to his DUI in 86.
Relax. Todd Palin’s DUI was in 1986. By North Slope roughneck standards, a single 22-year-old DUI makes him Carrie Nation.
“I don't mind saying I'm disgusted.”
The only person with whom you should be disgusted is yourself.
“By time someone has five kids, is pushing 50, and is a responsible adult, they know enough to not get behind the wheel if they've had too many.”
Mr. Palin isn't quite pushing 50 - he's 43.
However, Mr. Palin didn't recently get a DUI.
Mr. Palin’s DUI came in 1986 when he was 22 years old.
Crawl back under your rock.
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