Skip to comments.Zogby Poll: Obama 47%, McCain 46%
Posted on 09/28/2008 9:53:32 AM PDT by Chet 99
Zogby Poll: Obama Narrowly Won First Debate, But Race Remains Too Close to Call
Likely voters give the Democrat a slight nod on his debate performance and in his overall handling of the current financial crisis
Utica, New York Likely voters nationwide who watched Fridays debate in Mississippi between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain gave Obama the win by the slightest of margins, a new Zogby Interactive survey shows.
The poll shows that 44% believed Obama won the debate, while 41% said McCain did. Another 16% said they watched the debate but were unsure who came out on top.
7.0% Data from this poll is available here
Women gave Obama the nod, while men said they felt McCain won the first face-off. But some partisans had doubts. Just 78% of Democrats felt Obama won the debate, and just 80% of Republicans felt McCain won. Independents, by a four-point margin, said Obama won the debate.
By a 47% to 34% margin, debate-watchers said they felt Obama was better prepared for the event than was McCain. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said that both candidates performed better than expected.
A Zogby Interactive survey before the debate showed that, by a 4-3 ratio, likely voters believed Obama would win this first presidential debate.
The online poll included 2,102 likely voters nationwide and carries a margin of error of +/- 2.2 percentage points.
The women I know wouldn’t trust him to walk their dog across the street
Obama got taken to the woodshed by McCain. I don’t need a frikin’ poll to tell me otherwise.
At this point in time a virtual tie is good news, the bailout deal that is not simply a giveaway should help as well.
A heck of alot is riding on this Thurday’s debate..smoke and prayers for Gov. Palin to exceed all expectations.
47 to 34 thought the black guy was BETTER prepared??? Damn and these idiots may cast a ballot. Our country is doomed.
“Another 16% said they watched the debate but were unsure who came out on top.”
Translation: McCain won.
Bambi’s predominant racial makeup is white, but since he hates whites, he claims black even though he is secdarily Arab, and 5% black.
Obama was better prepared! Who are these people?
FOR SOMEONE FAR SMARTER THAN ME:
Why does Ras (excellent poll) show O+6, Gallup (decent poll) show O + 6 or 8, yet, Zogby (poor poll) show O +1 ,and Battleground (good poll ) show McC +2.
Where is the race if the election were held today?
well we are conservatives and already agree with most of mccain’s positions
This is pure bulls$$t! Zogby is a hack that nobody (conservatives anyway) should listen to anytime for any reason—positive for McCain or negative.
Obama got a lickin’ last Friday night in all aspects of that debate except for the economy(the most important).
BO came off as arrogant, snobbish, bullyish, all knowing and fake. McCain showed true leadership by ignoring the “John”, “Jim” etc lack of respect shown him by BO with a “sticks and stones” approach. Most importantly, McCain came off as likeable. BO came across as the guy who always complains about his neighbors. Very unpopular.
McCains incredible knowledge of foreign leaders, affairs and issues was mind boggling. BO would’nt know a foreign leader if he came up and bit him on his skinny, anti-american, Muslim ASS!
Bump what you said.
The MSM is in the tank for Obambi and are unashamed to show it. The polls and MSM are full of it.
They are trying to tell us to not believe our lying ears and eyes - instead just listen to them.
Keep the GOP ticket as behind all the way to election day and they count on some “sheep” to vote for Obambi because he is ahead anyway. There are those out there who don’t want to back the perceived loser.
This close out, it's almost "good game." McCain would have to do something radical now to turn this around.
What is Rasmussen’s record? How is it excellent? I have never trusted that guy since his final projection in 2000 was Bush by 10.
It's more than that. Obama simply had no substance or any thing of value to put forth. Totally empty.
Wow, McCain may as well re-suspended his campaign then? Give me a break. Bush was down by a similar margin vs Gore in 2000. The numbers did not flip until October. Gerald Ford and Hubert Humphrey also came roaring back late, to just barely be denied - and they were much much further back.
I think the campaign suspension thing just really really hurt, especially the way the media played it. Once we get the bailout off the table, maybe things will even out again.
Zogby sends me polls every week...he didn’t send me this one....hmmmmm. I think it is skewed.
I thought McCain was great and hung in there tough until the end. I was very impressed with McCain. Obama just knows his “script” well