Skip to comments.Rasmussen 9/26/08: Obama 50% McCain 45%
Posted on 09/26/2008 6:29:14 AM PDT by CatOwner
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 45%. This is Obamas biggest lead since his convention bounce peaked with a six-point advantage. In fact, on only two days since clinching the Democratic nomination in early June has Obama enjoyed a lead bigger than he has today.
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1) This financial situation isn’t over yet and McCain may have some interesting things up his sleeve.
2) There is no reason to panic over this one poll that is moving in the opposite direction from all the other polls.
I agree. One can get a good case of motion sickness watching these things swing wildly. There's a hell of a fight going on and Ras may have picked a side.
Let’s not forget that Zogby (yeah, I know, I know) also went to McCain yesterday.
My impression is that Battleground polling is more respected than Rasmussen, though I generally like Rasmussen too. But this year he’s had some odd results. In FL he consistently shows McCain even or with a very small lead while other pollsters have usually shown McCain with a 6 point lead or so. Now he’s showing NC tied, which I seriously doubt. And last night he has Obama surging while Battleground shows McCain up a tick. Obviously, both these polls can’t be right but I don’t think we should become obsessed over Rasmussen when another highly respected poll shows the opposite result.
Yes, and he was showing SC as competitive for Obama too, which is laughable. The mayo in his special sauce seems to have gone off.
I think the problem here is that Obama had a huge (outlier) day on Tuesday. That day drops off tomorrow. I'm confident that Tuesday was an outlier because every other tracking poll (as well as other polls) are moving in the other direction over the same period.
I can always rely on you to post the ONLY POll hurting McCain. McCain Hater !You will never be posting Battleground Poll. Troll.
Rasmussen has a 3 day tracking poll. So does Gallup. They should have similar trends. They do not. Rasmussen, Hotline, ABC/WaPo are going one way (Obama), and Gallup, Zogby, Battleground, and several newspapers are going another (McCain). Most of these polls followed a similar pattern in 2004.
In addition to what I have already said, it simply isn’t possible that Rasmussen has Obama leading by 5 points nationally, but only by 4 points in Pennsylvania. If Obama was really leading by 5 points nationally, he would be ahead by 8-10 points in Pennsylvania. Again, the primary culprit here is a huge outlier Tuesday for Obama, which drops off tomorrow.
This is why I want McCain to go to the debate. He could clean Obama’s clock and take the lead back.
I guess my responses to a Rasmussen phone poll last evening (South West Ohio) didn’t show up yet.
Must be my lucky week, that was the second polling organization that’s called me this week. The first one was focused on the local Congressional race, but did ask about the Presidential race.
I wonder how many people would actually watch the debates or just accept what the MSM tells them happened in the debates. I fear that the latter is a solid percentage of the electorate.
People forget that this is a 3 day Rolling AVERAGE, not a snapshot.
Again, McCain WON last night by 1.25%
Tuesday was +11 Obama. It will roll off tomorrow. Last night was actually +1.25 McCain.
Yes he did thats why all his polls have odumbo moving up
Yup. For examle, I’ve hung up on at least 4 polsters in the last two weeks...
The BabyBoma could have joined Mac in many Town Hall debates in the last couple of months and chose not to,so what makes this ONE so important?
How do you know this? even if true, that means that yesterday's number is not as good for McCain as the number that rolled off (Monday).
People want bigger government with cradle to grave entitlements.