Skip to comments.MCCAIN CAMP: 'DEAD EVEN' IN IOWA (0 to spend Halloween 'trick or treating' in Iowa)
Posted on 10/31/2008 12:17:32 PM PDT by Chet 99
From NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray Despite public polling to the contrary, the McCain campaign claims to be "dead even" in Iowa.
"He has similar polling," Campaign Manager Rick Davis said of Obama during a conference call with reporters. "He's headed back there."
Obama held an event today in Des Moines and will take his daughters trick-or-treating in the Hawkeye State tonight. Iowa borders Obama's home state of Illinois, and Obama skipped an event in the state when he left the trail to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii.
A Mason-Dixon poll, conducted Oct. 22-23, showed Obama up 51%-40% in Iowa. A Marist College poll, conducted in the same period, showed Obama up 52%-42%. Research 2000, conducted Oct. 19-22, showed Obama up 54%-39%. There have been no reliable polls in the past week.
Davis and political director Mike Duhaime (formerly Giuliani's campaign manager) urged reporters to not underestimate their ground game. They cited the millions of dollars the Republican National Committee has poured in. Davis called it "historic" and said it has "exceeded any campaign ever." Davis said the RNC-McCain campaign have spent about $325 million. Duhaime said the RNC has 1.1 million volunteers.
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Looks like they forgot to edit part of the article: “There have been no reliable polls”
Wow!! IOWA!!! If you build it they will come!!!!!
Go Johnnie Mac!
Thank you to all the hardworking IA folks who never gave up and never gave in! Thanks to the PUMAS too! I hope, I hope, I hope this is true because what a great infusion of energy this would bring to the McCain camp!
The fact that O’s heading back there along with Sarah tells me much.
I’ll just assume mcCain +4 :)
Honestly, if Obama cannot pull a 5 point win from Iowa, he won’t win Colorado. If he doesn’t win Colorado, he doesn’t become President.
Fox is now giving Obama an 11 point lead nationally. I no longer watch Fox, which has joined the Media Brothel of “Press Whores for Obama.”
Looks like I (and many others) need to spend more time this weekend helping McCain/Palin here in Iowa.
The polls cited have Obie-wan up by 7 to 15 points. If the Obies really thought they were up anywhere near 7, they wouldn’t be heading for IA.
Zero should trick or treat in East Des Moines. He’ll feel right at home....
If the McCain campaign keeps this up the ACORN people won’t know which way to point their buses! IA or PA? What about CO? This way or that way? Love it.
Obama is clearly acting like he has a shot at 400 electoral votes. /s
Those poor little girls they had to have Christmas in Iowa. because he was busy trying to win, Now he’s going to take them trick or treating there? Can’t Michelle take them.LOL
If 0bama was doing as well as the media would have you believe, he’d be campaigning in TX right now.
so the GOP has the largest ground game in its history and has over 1.1m volunteers. Yea, and Sarah is a drag on the ticket. Yea, right.
I heard Obama’s costume is really intriguing and elaborate:
He’s going as an American-loving, pro-Capitalism Patriot. Amazing what make-up can do these days
Someone needs to start getting pictures of dejected discouraged Obama voters and dwindling crowds to the press.
Isn’t that what they always do to us?