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Poll of Polls: Obama ahead, last-minute gains for McCain
CNN ^ | 11/4/08 | staff

Posted on 11/04/2008 7:24:00 AM PST by pissant

CNN’s latest state polls of polls show Sen. Barack Obama holding the advantage in the final hours of voting — but McCain making small last-minute gains in some key battlegrounds.

In Florida, where the polls close at 8 p.m. ET, CNN's new poll of polls shows Obama leading John McCain by 2 points, 48 percent to 46 percent. The last poll of polls, released Saturday, also showed Obama head by 2 points.

In Indiana, a historically Republican state up for grabs this cycle, the GOP nominee is leading his Democratic counterpart by 2 points, 48 percent to 46 percent. CNN’s last Indiana Poll of Polls, released November 3, showed McCain leading Obama by 1 point, 47 percent to 46 percent.

Polls close in Indiana at 7 p.m. ET.

CNN’s new Missouri poll of polls shows McCain and Obama tied with 48 percent each; CNN’s last Missouri Poll of Polls — released November 3 — also showed McCain and Obama tied with 47 percent each.

Voters in Missouri have until 8 p.m. ET to choose their candidate for president.

In battleground Nevada, where polls close at 10 p.m ET , Obama is leading McCain by 7 points, 50 percent to 43 perecent according to the lastest average of polls in the state. That's up 2 points from the last poll of polls in Nevada showing Obama up by 5 points.

A new North Carolina poll shows McCain leading Obama by 1 point, 49 percent to 48 percent. The last average of polls in in the state showed Obama leading McCain by 1 point.

Polls in the state close at 7:30 p.m. ET.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cnn; electionpresident; larrysinclairslover; mccain; noobama; obama; poll; polls
CNN trying to save face?
1 posted on 11/04/2008 7:24:03 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

bump and praying


2 posted on 11/04/2008 7:25:34 AM PST by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: pissant

With the notorious oversampling of Democrats, these polls mean McCain is AHEAD not two points down.


3 posted on 11/04/2008 7:26:13 AM PST by Galtoid ( .)
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To: pissant

In the final hours of voting?


4 posted on 11/04/2008 7:26:16 AM PST by Iowamerican
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To: pissant

looks like CNN is getting ready for a face saving measure. They are getting themselves ready to do the “too close to call” bit tonight, you can see it plain as day.


5 posted on 11/04/2008 7:26:58 AM PST by sunmars
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To: pissant

“final hours of voting” ??? it just started three hours ago......


6 posted on 11/04/2008 7:27:12 AM PST by labowski ("The Dude Abideth")
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To: pissant

Voting and praying in a deep blue state.


7 posted on 11/04/2008 7:27:36 AM PST by kimchi lover (Joe the Plumber is my Homeboy!)
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To: pissant

Re: CNN trying to save face?

Short answer: Yes.


8 posted on 11/04/2008 7:27:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: pissant

Even with the sampling flaws in this poll it shows at least some movement toward McCain. I don’t think most of the polls are catching “The Surge” that will carry him to victory in most of the red states and perhaps even a couple of blue ones.


9 posted on 11/04/2008 7:28:39 AM PST by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: pissant
Please check out:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2124481/posts?q=1&;page=1#1

For anyone following/observing Pennsylvania results, thanks.

10 posted on 11/04/2008 7:28:45 AM PST by gandalftb (America's highest office.....Patriot)
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To: labowski

Final hours of voting b/c Florida has had early voting for weeks.


11 posted on 11/04/2008 7:29:16 AM PST by The Hound Passer
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To: Galtoid

I am hopeful that the grown-up taxpaying citizens, take the wheel from the yound idealist, welfare Obamabots before it is too late.

Hopefully Middle America got religion these last few days.


12 posted on 11/04/2008 7:29:47 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: pissant

It looks like it. The only one of those states that could possibly not go to the republican is Nevada, but I still think he has a good chance there also.


13 posted on 11/04/2008 7:30:15 AM PST by John Robie
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To: pissant
In Florida, where the polls close at 8 p.m. ET, CNN's new poll of polls shows Obama leading John McCain by 2 points

The Florida Panhandle (Northwest) is in the Central Time Zone and they are, for that reason, are the last to be counted.

The Panhandle is very strongly conservative and pro-military....so BO will need a much bigger lead than that.

14 posted on 11/04/2008 7:31:22 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: pissant

There are many thousands of people who never voted for Bush, but will vote for McCain.

In close elections, this margin could amount to 2%-4% of the popular vote and easily could swing the election to McCain.


15 posted on 11/04/2008 7:31:38 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Obamarx wants Redistributive Reparations)
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To: Thickman
They're oversampling Democrats. In reality, if party ID is tied or a two to three point disparity, Obama will lose with those numbers. Why? Because he will underperform them, that's why!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 11/04/2008 7:31:53 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: sunmars

Any Illinois, NW Indiana, southern Wisconsin Freepers going to head on down to Grant Park to be with Obama at his “victory” celebration rally tonight? They expect hundreds of thousands to be there.

I can’t believe the chutzpah (sp?) of Obama to have a huge victory rally before the election is decided. If he’s expecting to make a prime time victory speech to his loyal fans, he might have a long wait. Suppose it’s a long election night. He could be there till 3 a.m. waiting for the election returns to be counted in tight states. What the heck would he say to people before the result is known? Or is he just assuming he will win a landslide?

Stay tuned. I wonder if his internal polls tell him it’s in the bag, or if he just has the chutzpah(sp?) of an arrogant politician.

What’s with this guy and huge crowds anyway? He lapped it all up in Berlin with 200,000 people. He couldn’t make his convention speech in the convention center, instead, he had to be in a stadium with 75,000 of his closest friends. And now tonight hundreds of thousands will be there to hear him.


17 posted on 11/04/2008 7:32:27 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: pissant
pissant,
thanks for your many pertinent posts.
18 posted on 11/04/2008 7:33:24 AM PST by rvoitier
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To: capt. norm
If he's up only two points, McCain will take every Red State. Obama won't perform anywhere close to his final numbers. If he does, I will be surprised.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 11/04/2008 7:33:41 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rvoitier; pissant

Yeah, is there such a thing as good spam posting? If so, the pissant get the crown!


20 posted on 11/04/2008 7:36:22 AM PST by Obadiah (If McCain wins will the NYTimes report it?)
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To: pissant
Considering that this is CNN, this is pretty good news.

To paraphrase Mother Theresa, "we are not expected to win, but we are expected to fight."

Obama definitely has the upper hand when you look at the overall electoral map, and his supporters appear to be far more energized and enthusiastic than their counterparts in the McCain camp.

I say BS. The college sophomores are still hung over from last night. What say you?

21 posted on 11/04/2008 7:36:42 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: pissant

When I voted today the BO poll watcher told me “don’t forget blue”. I quickly informed her that she’s not supposed to try and influence. I reported her. Felt good.


22 posted on 11/04/2008 7:37:30 AM PST by albie
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To: pissant
11.04.08: Latest…………….


10.30.08: Don't Let the Polls Affect Your Vote

FlAttorney's FR "Straight Talk": 2008 Presidential Election Updated 24/7





TAB

23 posted on 11/04/2008 7:38:34 AM PST by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: albie

Good for you!


24 posted on 11/04/2008 7:41:17 AM PST by Obadiah (If McCain wins will the NYTimes report it?)
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To: pissant

The real poll is about to come. I did what I swore I would never do again and voted straight Republican. Win or lose, I’m glad this campaign is over, and I hope it is the beginning of a new, revitalized, energized, conservative revolution.


25 posted on 11/04/2008 7:44:42 AM PST by pallis
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To: pissant

Nah. Just trying to squeeze out as much market share as possible today. CNN is so transparently over the top for Obama. Only MSNBC surpasses them in obvious Obamessiah infatuation and ingratiation.


26 posted on 11/04/2008 7:44:59 AM PST by TADSLOS (Duncan Hunter Is Now One Vote Closer to POTUS!)
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To: The Hound Passer

Yeah, but there are 56 other states as well.....


27 posted on 11/04/2008 7:45:06 AM PST by labowski ("The Dude Abideth")
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To: pissant

OK. McCain is going to win NC, GA and Mo. All we need is 100 more elctoral votes. Let’s all email Drudge.


28 posted on 11/04/2008 7:49:04 AM PST by NOCRYALBINO
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To: 1Old Pro
There are many thousands of people who never voted for Bush, but will vote for McCain.

Just heard from one friend yesterday who had always voted RAT who found the light and voted McCain/Palin.

29 posted on 11/04/2008 7:53:19 AM PST by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally... including Aunt Zeituni)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hopefully Middle America got religion these last few days.

I think so, as FEAR is a great motivator. The Rats really overextended themselves this time;if they had nominated almost anyone else, even Hillary, they probably would have won going away.

30 posted on 11/04/2008 7:59:29 AM PST by Marathoner (Obama voters, what appeals to you; the Marxism or the infanticide?)
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To: flattorney

In just 13 hours all of this will be so ..... yesterday.


31 posted on 11/04/2008 8:07:12 AM PST by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: pallis

The conservative revolution will NEVER die. The Republican Party as we know it may be on life support. It really looks like a Dem blowout.


32 posted on 11/04/2008 8:08:35 AM PST by mono
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To: sunmars

I can see it now. At 2:00am EST I will still be up in front of the TV wondering why Ohio is still being called green when McCain is leading by 50,000 votes.


33 posted on 11/04/2008 8:12:44 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: rvoitier; pissant

Yeah, thanks for your posts the last few weeks, especially late at night. Very good.

Don’t let it go to your head, though.


34 posted on 11/04/2008 8:15:13 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: pissant

Pollster Barone said on the Radio that Republicans typically ignore exit pollsters while Dems do not.


35 posted on 11/04/2008 8:18:22 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: pissant

You would know - are we/do we have a general election thread going somewhere? If not, you’d be a great guy to start one!

We can do this!


36 posted on 11/04/2008 8:24:32 AM PST by happydogx2 (Some trust in horses, some trust in men, but my trust is in the Lord Almighty!)
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To: pallis

Remember, if you are in NC your must choose Presidential and judges seperately. It is not automatic. Have a great day! Vote.


37 posted on 11/04/2008 9:32:44 AM PST by esoteric
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To: pallis

Remember, if you are in NC your must choose Presidential and judges seperately. It is not automatic on a straight party vote. Have a great day! Vote.


38 posted on 11/04/2008 9:33:25 AM PST by esoteric
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To: pissant
NO NEW TAXES, NONE !
39 posted on 11/05/2008 11:00:39 AM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: pissant

A poll that asks if Obama can bring us all together.

http://www.mydesert.com/opinion

Located on right side of page just a bit of the way down.

Total votes cast is 139 so should be easy to move the numbers.

Will President-elect Barack Obama succeed in bridging partisan differences to move the country forward?
Yes 56% No 43%


40 posted on 11/06/2008 10:47:02 AM PST by gogov
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