Skip to comments.Minnesota Poll: Obama, McCain are dead even in state (13 point Palin bounce)
Posted on 09/13/2008 10:13:22 PM PDT by Chet 99
Minnesota Poll: Obama, McCain are dead even in state
By BOB VON STERNBERG, Star Tribune
September 13, 2008
Minnesota has become a battleground in a presidential campaign that has dramatically tightened nationwide.
A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that the race is now a dead heat between Barack Obama and John McCain, each supported by 45 percent of likely voters in the state.
The new poll likely will stoke both sides' efforts during the final 51 days until the election, triggering a barrage of advertising, grass-roots politicking and, potentially, stepped-up visits by the candidates.
The poll found that McCain has made gains across the board since a May Minnesota Poll that showed him trailing by 13 points. He has picked up considerable support among men and to a lesser degree among women. He also has boosted his standing with whites, young voters and all levels of household income and education.
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There is also a new poll out of NM that has McCain in the lead. McCain may win by a lot.
I don’t like push polls, but it would be soooooo funny if a pollster asked
“Who do you think is more qualified, Palin, or Obama?” and then a possible followup as “OK, thank you. Now between Obama and McCain?”
Palin is more exciting than Bush-Cheney and Obama is scarier than either Gore or Kerry
Good observation there.
Any way you slice it, every angle, it has become a perfect storm and I give Obama a less than 1% chance to win this election. He needs a miracle and I don’t believe he’s the Messiah.
I'd say Carter Policies times 2, plus his 'alleged' terrorist buddies and again, 'alleged' muslim background. This guy will make us look back fondly at the 70's.
Yeah, amongst the living and the living-impaired.
Just like Washington State. Good News just keeps coming!!!!
i hope it really happens this time... so close--and yet, no electoral votes...
Would you confess, "sorry I'm being realistic... I hate realistic attitudes and try not to be that way..."
One could equally say, "sorry I'm being a booster... I hate boosterism and try not to be that way..."
I think the test for publishing on free Republic should be, can we defend what we say? not whether we are politically correct.
Sorry I'm being preachy... I hate preachiness and try not to be that way...
no, because i don't hate being realistic... nor do i hate being an encourager... but being negative, yes--i must apologize for that... i hate being negative... especially because i cannot back up what i'm feeling... what i'm expressing is just a feeling... i have nothing to back up my negative feelings... therefore, i'm sorry... i hate having a negative attitude and try not to be that way...
i hate your preachiness too... and i don't believe you are really sorry for your preachiness toward me... in fact, i believe you like being preachy... i don't find it helpful in this case... nor do i find your "test for publishing on Free Republic" helpful... if i were claiming fact in a situation, then yes--i ought to back it up... but i am sharing a "feeling... a dreadful feeling" in my opinion, and not only will i not back it up, i simply cannot... which is why i must apologize for my negativity... it's my own feeling... again, sorry i'm being negative... i hate negative attitudes and try not to have one...
I’m guessing the commie libs vandalizing downtown St. Paul didn’t help 0bama either.
Minnesota and Wisconsin vote for McCain/Palin 2008!?
Must be about hunting moose, eh?
Wisconsin never runs out of Democrat voters on election day.
I read posts to gain information. Sometimes it is wonderfully valuable information, sometimes it is really insightful. Sometimes the best it can be taken from it is an understanding that that is how other people think and therefore it might provide clues about how they can be persuaded to my point of view.
If we conservatives are censored by Nancy Pelosi because she has silenced talk radio or she somehow contrives to shut down the Internet, we would all be outraged. But if we do it to ourselves by shouting, "zot" or enforcing a kind of reverse political correctness for insufficient cheerleading, we smugly congratulate ourselves as the whole grand purpose of FreeRepublic is compromised.
Too often on these threads we hear and see people being shouted down because they are insufficiently optimistic (which really means insufficiently doctrinaire) about conservative election chances. If it is our opinion, we should not be intimidated from putting it out there. Let the optimists prove that it is too negative.
We get much the same noise when someone says, "I heard on Olbermann" and 10 posters immediately assault the author for watching Olbermann. What the hell business is it of the theirs what one of our fellow posters watches? Are we afraid of Olbermann?
Please accept my assurances that there is nothing personal in any of my remarks.
I better end the sermon lest you wake up to the fact that I am being preachy.
And then McCain will win.
I'll never forget (I was young, naive and very disheartened) when the last Gallup poll before the 1980 election showed Jimmy Carter had, at long last, "caught" Ronald Reagan.
And it wasn't even close.
I did not represent that that is the truth, only that I have truthfully recited it.