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MCCAIN CAMP: 'DEAD EVEN' IN IOWA (0 to spend Halloween 'trick or treating' in Iowa)
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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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: elections; ia2008; iowa; mccain; upset
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1 posted on 10/31/2008 12:17:32 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Looks like they forgot to edit part of the article: “There have been no reliable polls”


2 posted on 10/31/2008 12:19:43 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: Chet 99
Whoa! Good news. With the Bradley factor McCain/Palin is probably ahead.
3 posted on 10/31/2008 12:19:43 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Chet 99

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!


4 posted on 10/31/2008 12:19:52 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Chet 99

The fact that O’s heading back there along with Sarah tells me much.


5 posted on 10/31/2008 12:20:07 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: Chet 99

I’ll just assume mcCain +4 :)


6 posted on 10/31/2008 12:20:10 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Chet 99

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.


7 posted on 10/31/2008 12:20:35 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Chet 99

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.”


8 posted on 10/31/2008 12:21:14 PM PDT by pabianice (Inexplicable and infuriating.)
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To: Chet 99

Looks like I (and many others) need to spend more time this weekend helping McCain/Palin here in Iowa.


9 posted on 10/31/2008 12:21:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Flush Obama/Biden in 2008!!!!)
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To: Chet 99

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.


10 posted on 10/31/2008 12:21:25 PM PDT by wny
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To: Chet 99

Boo!

Zero should trick or treat in East Des Moines. He’ll feel right at home....


11 posted on 10/31/2008 12:22:03 PM PDT by CycloneGOP
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To: Chet 99

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.


12 posted on 10/31/2008 12:22:05 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Chet 99

Obama is clearly acting like he has a shot at 400 electoral votes. /s


13 posted on 10/31/2008 12:22:26 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: Chet 99

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


14 posted on 10/31/2008 12:23:01 PM PDT by teacherbarbie (I would go into politics, but I like to keep my youthful looks.)
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To: Chet 99
There have been no reliable polls in the past week.

OK.

15 posted on 10/31/2008 12:23:17 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: wny

If 0bama was doing as well as the media would have you believe, he’d be campaigning in TX right now.


16 posted on 10/31/2008 12:23:26 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: wny

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.


17 posted on 10/31/2008 12:24:37 PM PDT by techno
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To: Thane_Banquo

BTTT


18 posted on 10/31/2008 12:25:25 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Chet 99

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


19 posted on 10/31/2008 12:26:04 PM PDT by swordfishtrombone
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To: Chet 99

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?


20 posted on 10/31/2008 12:26:24 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

If McCain is ahead in Iowa, he’s ahead in New Hampshire too. Remember in NH they pick presidents,not corn! Mac should just campaign in PA nad VA and call it a day, All these red states will stay red.


21 posted on 10/31/2008 12:27:15 PM PDT by teacherbarbie (I would go into politics, but I like to keep my youthful looks.)
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To: Chet 99
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%.


22 posted on 10/31/2008 12:27:24 PM PDT by tomkat (handcrafted handmirrors)
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To: Chet 99

We keep hearing amazing news like this, and we also hear that “it’s over, Obama’s going to win”. How great will it be if the polls are prove to be completely off, and McCain not just wins, but wins in a landslide? What will David Gergen say? How will the pundits explain it?


23 posted on 10/31/2008 12:29:39 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: pabianice
Fox is now giving Obama an 11 point lead nationally.

Rove's electoral map shows PA and VA solid blue.

Up is down, down is up.

24 posted on 10/31/2008 12:29:40 PM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Iowa was the stupid state that started all this Obama crap in the first place. They should show some real values and vote for McCain.


25 posted on 10/31/2008 12:30:10 PM PDT by JFC
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To: conservativepoet

Sarah’s been taking him down in middle America.


26 posted on 10/31/2008 12:31:39 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: pabianice

I wonder about Fox a lot! Shepard Smith, whom I detest, just kind of threw in to an interview, that Obama not being born in Hawaii is bull.


27 posted on 10/31/2008 12:31:55 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: pabianice

Fox had him with an 11 point lead? Yesterday they had it at three. Hard to believe his speeches are still keeping him alive.


28 posted on 10/31/2008 12:33:15 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Kenny
..and dwindling crowds to the press

Biden got 400 fools to show up indoors at a college gym in Williamsport, PA yesterday.

Two hours later, in an outdoor stadium in the same town, w/40° temps and wind, we saw Sarah pack in over 10,000.

'nuf said ?


29 posted on 10/31/2008 12:33:41 PM PDT by tomkat (handcrafted handmirrors)
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To: Thane_Banquo
If 0bama was doing as well as the media would have you believe, he’d be campaigning in TX right now.

It was just a day or two ago they he was trying to turn red states blue. LOL

30 posted on 10/31/2008 12:35:07 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: tomkat

McCain/Palin in a Landslide. That is my prediction and I stand by it.


31 posted on 10/31/2008 12:35:17 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Chet 99

There is a rumor swirling around here in Iowa that Obama favors a 500% tax on ammunition sales. That may have some impact on the numbers, as even the dems in this state love to hunt, and MANY here hunt primarily for meat, not for trophies. Talk about a tax that hurts poor people!


32 posted on 10/31/2008 12:36:00 PM PDT by mr_griz
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To: Boardwalk

McCain/Palin in a Landslide. That is my prediction and I stand by it.

I pray hard you are right, but I can’t tell you how many Obama yard and bumper signs I see her in West Texas.... BUSH COUNTRY!


33 posted on 10/31/2008 12:36:33 PM PDT by JFC
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To: Thane_Banquo

“If 0bama was doing as well as the media would have you believe, he’d be campaigning in TX right now”.

...absolutely! He’s running around to states that were supposedly all buttoned up! Ohio, Florida, PA.


34 posted on 10/31/2008 12:36:39 PM PDT by albie
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To: workerbee

Fox 11 points? Really?

Their new poll Thursday 10/30 had it +3 for Obama. They said that was down from +9 for Obama the previous week.

So I find it hard to believe the Fox poll went from +3 to +11 in one day. Thursday’s poll was their standard weekly poll, not a daily tracker.


35 posted on 10/31/2008 12:36:43 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Chet 99

Sounds like the RNC and McCain had more money then we expected. My guess is there has also been a 527 PAC surge by Repubs. Geez my checkbook and credit card are close to exhaustion.

I think Iowa will go McCain. I think Obama has given up on Florida. Rendell is saying PA is tied. Rendell is a Clinton man and wants Obama to lose.

Donate, vote, volunteer and GOTV.


36 posted on 10/31/2008 12:37:03 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: PhiKapMom

Thank you!


37 posted on 10/31/2008 12:37:48 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: austinaero
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.

LOL!!!!! "Hey, AcornHolers. You had better get down to Mississippi quick!. Odummie is tied with McCain."
38 posted on 10/31/2008 12:37:56 PM PDT by LeoOshkosh (Crazy Leo is right again)
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To: Kenny
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..and dwindling crowds to the press

Biden got 400 fools to show up indoors at a college gym in Williamsport, PA yesterday.

Two hours later, in an outdoor stadium in the same town, w/40° temps and wind, we saw Sarah pack in over 10,000.

'nuf said ?


39 posted on 10/31/2008 12:38:18 PM PDT by tomkat (handcrafted handmirrors)
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To: Chet 99

I work for a large employer in Des Moines, Iowa and we had an internal voting poll today. Votes: John McCain: 2,424 Barak Obama: 2,414 Other: 98 Undecided: 320 Not going to vote or not eligible to vote: 127

I have always thought the polls in Iowa were wrong.


40 posted on 10/31/2008 12:38:23 PM PDT by iowagal
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To: Frantzie

“Rendell is saying PA is tied”

Missed that?


41 posted on 10/31/2008 12:38:36 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: pabianice

Murdoch is under pressure by his Saudi, Chi Com and UAE bondholders to deliver the election to Obama.

Ignore Fox. They are a bag of s**t now.


42 posted on 10/31/2008 12:38:41 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: pabianice

Yes. I get my news here.


43 posted on 10/31/2008 12:39:09 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: pabianice
"Fox is now giving Obama an 11 point lead nationally."

Huh? Drudge says Fox says O +3.
44 posted on 10/31/2008 12:40:27 PM PDT by DRey
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To: jersey117

When was the last time The One went to OH or VA? Is he planning on going to either before the 4th? Just curious.


45 posted on 10/31/2008 12:40:32 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: DAC21

Let me find it. Be back. He may have said close or tied.


46 posted on 10/31/2008 12:40:52 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: iowagal

work for a large employer in Des Moines, Iowa and we had an internal voting poll today. Votes: John McCain: 2,424 Barak Obama: 2,414 Other: 98 Undecided: 320 Not going to vote or not eligible to vote: 127

I have always thought the polls in Iowa were wrong.

__________________________________________________________

Is Des Moines Conservative / Liberal or down the middle?


47 posted on 10/31/2008 12:41:02 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Chet 99

Let me get this straight. Obama will take his daughters trick or treating but won’t buy them anything for Christmas?

Halloween vs. Christmas! Makes one wonder!


48 posted on 10/31/2008 12:41:19 PM PDT by landerwy ("A republic, if you can keep it")
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To: iowagal

“I work for a large employer in Des Moines, Iowa and we had an internal voting poll today. Votes: John McCain: 2,424 Barak Obama: 2,414”

YIKES!!!! If it’s dead even in Des Moines, Iowa should come in handily for McCain


49 posted on 10/31/2008 12:41:56 PM PDT by mr_griz
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To: jersey117

Texas? Maybe. Or Alabama.


50 posted on 10/31/2008 12:42:07 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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