Skip to comments.Gallup Daily: Obama Holds 5-Point Lead
Posted on 09/27/2008 10:04:30 AM PDT by tatown
PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama leads John McCain, 49% to 44%, when registered voters are asked who they would vote for if the election were held today, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update.
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Then you would have had a McCain +6 day that just dropped off? I don’t know about that...but you could be right. How do you arrive at these numbers?
How did you get the breakdown of the days. Do you have it Rasmussen aswell?
This is REGISTERED voters!!!
Get a grip - IT’S MEANINGLESS!!!!!
In fact, it’s designed to elicit the exact reaction I’m seeing here!
I was telling everybody this, but FR was going on and on about it being a "masterstroke."
Kinda reminds me of when Newt shut down the government and how Clinton was able gain from that. Simply said, the center of the electorate reacts badly to this type of thing.
I think a little patience is in order. We don’t know the full fallout from the bailout yet. These current polls mostly oversample Dems anyway. There’s no way McCain is ahead among indies by double digits but still behind overall, which both the Washington Post and LA Times polls reported a couple of days ago. If the bailout goes through with some conservative House input, as now appears likely, McCain may come out of this the hero whether the networks report it or not. It’s not time to panic, but to get to work.
Well according to the same lamestream then he still loses because racial prejudice from those Democrats he loses 6-10 percent.... can’t win if they tell the pollster one thing and vote the opposite..... Thats the Rats for ya... Then they will cling to the polls and claim vote fraud.... Pathetic.
Following up on #33 - McCain’s numbers also took a hit after he was blamed for blocking the bailout.
The issue is confusing because polls are all over the place. The results change on how you word it. Ask “Do you favor a bailout for Wall Street fat cats?” and get one result. As “Do you favor a financial recovery assistance plan to prevent another Great Depression”, and you get another result. This is how people play games with polls - the wording of questions. Notice that the media rarely reports the wording of the actual poll question.
I don’t think this could be right. If so, McCain would have had a pretty good lead before the +17 day for Obama. Just my thoughts.
Why, oh why, does McCain never understand that the ‘Rats he bends over backwards to work with will stab him in the back at a moments notice for political gain? He wasted the first two days after the meltdown trying to be “nonpartisan” and blaming “Wall Street greed” for the crisis, while the ‘Rats and the media were blaming the GOP 24/7. Then, at last night's debate, Obama blamed the meltdown on eight years of GOP policies and McCain did nothing to repudiate that charge. He went on to win the debate once foreign policy issues were discussed, but why did he miss that opportunity in front of millions to mention that Obama’s cronies were the biggest culprits in the debacle?
McCain can win this, but only by being partisan as hell, not by being bipartisan in his dealings with an opposition party led by ideologically-driven leftist fruitcakes.
It was a masterstroke.
In the future they’ll write books about it.
It’s only begun to unfold.
The problem is, nobody apparently noticed the bracelet except for Freepers. It has not been mentioned by virtually anybody.
You are insane if you think that will hurt Obama.
Not a chance, Mac carried last night and will turn the tide.
They need to offer an alternative. It is not risky most Americans oppose this give away. It all depends on the talking points. If the GOP can get on the same page they can win the day like they did with drilling.
through yahoo news, an “analyst” graded the messiah and mccain.
of course, as expected, the messiah “won” the debate according to this “analyst”, he gave the messiah an A-
McCain got at least one C and ended up with B-
No surprises in reading the article.
Lord these people are desperate.
No surprise also that the advertisement on this article (on side) was an icon that said, “obama won the debate”.
I’m sure that they had that lined up with Time before the debate.
keep dreaming....everything is trending against McCain....
the fact the Republicans refuse to hit the rats back hard and demand barney frank and chris dodd step down and do not ram down the throats of the media that their attempts to regulate Fannie Mae fell on deaf ears, legislation sponsored by McCain none-the-less, is one of the primary culprits of this....
this is turning into a repeat of ‘06; there was plenty of issues to hit the rats back hard but the GOP just took it....they are turning into yellow bellied skunks as far as I am concerned...I am SICK AND TIRED of watching them fight like little girls...
McCain kicked bottom last night and should be reaping the benefits- whoever runs the PR for the Republican party should be tried for treason....
I question that as well.
If he simply announced he was returning to DC to work on the bailout, without saying the debate was off or suspending the campaign, I think it would have gone over well.
According to Gallup, the results tilt in favor of the Republican when they poll LVs. If this was a poll of LVs, McCain and Obama would be tied.