Polls reveal bad trend for McCain

  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 18, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

    Thank goodness...lets hope the trend continues!!!!
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    Sep 18, 2008 2:21 PM GMT
    really? a 2% lead by Obama, that was a 2% lead for McCain just two weeks ago... icon_confused.gif
  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 18, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 saidreally? a 2% lead by Obama, that was a 2% lead for McCain just two weeks ago... icon_confused.gif


    actually according to the article it was just a week ago...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 18, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    bijockmuscle said
    BodyWork4 saidreally? a 2% lead by Obama, that was a 2% lead for McCain just two weeks ago... icon_confused.gif


    actually according to the article it was just a week ago...


    Well, I can appreciate your comments, bijockmuscle, but the reality is, the race is very tight and Obama still has some advantage in the swing states.

    I think whats really changed is the source of the dialogue. The Palin woman got most of the attention a week ago... and suddenly reality hits and we get reminded we have real problems. Obama needs to remind all why HE is the one who should go into the White House and not McCain. I think he is doing so.
  • styrgan

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    Sep 18, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    I posted a few days ago that hopefully, there would be a catastrophe that would put Obama back in the lead.



    I TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!
  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 18, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    styrgan saidI posted a few days ago that hopefully, there would be a catastrophe that would put Obama back in the lead.



    I TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!


    you no longer want Obama to win?
  • styrgan

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    Sep 18, 2008 6:04 PM GMT
    No, according to Rasmussen, in the last four days, Obama has gained three points in the polls, recovering from his post-convention/Palin slip and ending up in a tie again. Since Monday, the DJ has tanked 800 points; it's obvious this is not just a coincidence, and that the decrease in confidence in the economy and in the government's ability to handle it is driving Obama's numbers up.


    I was just saying I don't want a depression.
  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 18, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    styrgan saidNo, according to Rasmussen, in the last four days, Obama has gained three points in the polls, recovering from his post-convention/Palin slip and ending up in a tie again. Since Monday, the DJ has tanked 800 points; it's obvious this is not just a coincidence, and that the decrease in confidence in the economy and in the government's ability to handle it is driving Obama's numbers up.


    I was just saying I don't want a depression.


    Oh i see...you want to take back that something bad will happen, not that Obama won't win
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    Sep 18, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
    The national polls are moving back to the way they were prior to the conventions. But the state polls are still much tighter than they ever were. This is due to, in part, states are not polled with the same frequency as national polls. Those trends are starting to reverse and we haven't yet seen the latest episode of the financial crisis make marks on state polls.

    So, it is still anyone's game, but way more of an uphill battle for McCain.
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    Sep 18, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    It's good to be hopeful, but the only poll that matters at all happens on Nov. 4.
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    Sep 18, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    McGay saidIt's good to be hopeful, but the only poll that matters at all happens on Nov. 4.


    Yes, and how many people will bother to show up to vote! I wonder if it will be 60% or greater. People always seem to complain about what a lousy job politicians do, then don't bother to do anything about it by voting. Grrrr.
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    Sep 18, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    What scares me is that TOO many people will show up to vote. I was reading today that, due to huge numbers in new voter registration, most states are not prepared for the onslaught of voters that will likely turnout. Thus...long lines, people possibly not being able to cast votes, etc. This could be a nightmare worse that what happened in 2000.

    Ah, America!
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    Sep 18, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Surely, with what's going on with the economy, the banks and the mounting job losses the focus on Sarah Palin is going to seem like an irrational indulgence.
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    Sep 18, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Laddy1962 saidWhat scares me is that TOO many people will show up to vote. I was reading today that, due to huge numbers in new voter registration, most states are not prepared for the onslaught of voters that will likely turnout. Thus...long lines, people possibly not being able to cast votes, etc. This could be a nightmare worse that what happened in 2000.

    Ah, America!

    I saw that as well. I have excess vacation days I have to use up this year so I decided to volunteer November 4. Granted, when I called the county office, they transferred me 4 times to a voice mail box, but I got through. Apparently they didn't have openings at my local precinct, though. I wonder if they are actively increasing numbers, or just going with historical counts, which would be dumb.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 19, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    You gotta be some sort of real stupid not to see thru Grampy and Caribou Barbie by this time

    Last in a long line of major gaffes by Grampy

    When asked about the issue of latin america Grampy wanted to show how Hawkish he was against Brazil and Bolivia and their respective Presidents

    but when the reporter then asked about the President of Spain Zapatero
    he said he wouldn't say if he would meet with leaders of foreign governments hostile to the United States ............ SPAIN????

    When the press went balistic when they heard it
    his campaign didn't say that he was tired or that he had a Geritol moment
    They doubled down and agreed that Spain might not be welcome in a McPain administration icon_rolleyes.gif


    ..... Like I said ... some kind of stupid....
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    Sep 19, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    lol
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    Sep 19, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    GQjock saidYou gotta be some sort of real stupid not to see thru Grampy and Caribou Barbie by this time

    Last in a long line of major gaffes by Grampy

    When asked about the issue of latin america Grampy wanted to show how Hawkish he was against Brazil and Bolivia and their respective Presidents

    but when the reporter then asked about the President of Spain Zapatero
    he said he wouldn't say if he would meet with leaders of foreign governments hostile to the United States ............ SPAIN????

    When the press went balistic when they heard it
    his campaign didn't say that he was tired or that he had a Geritol moment
    They doubled down and agreed that Spain might not be welcome in a McPain administration icon_rolleyes.gif


    ..... Like I said ... some kind of stupid....


    Well Spain was hostile to the US Government dammit. In 1898, which is only about 40 years before the good Senator was born. Old enemies die hard I guess.icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 19, 2008 5:57 PM GMT
    wow. i mean... wow. wow.
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    Sep 21, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    Guys with this deeply rooted financial crisis, which is hard not to be obviously blamed on the deregulation/Government out of business crowd such as bushies/McSame, HOW CAN OBAMA NOT GO UP IN THE POLLS !!!!! Bush is very much to blame !!!! The Senate Banking Committee chair made several efforts, (in writing) to get Bush to meet with them two years ago to discuss some needed regulations to ward off a banking crisis were totally ignored. Bush even stopped the Governors from taking actions on their own in their separate states. This should be brought out in the press, and made an issue of the election. People would have to be crazy or totally illiterate not to see that we've got to get these NEOCONS out of the White House !!
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    Sep 21, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    realifedad, You obviously don't understand the cause of this financial crisis.
    You Democrats own it all. It's early enough for the facts to come out in the press before election day. Chris Dodd, Barrack Obama, John Kerry, former FNME CEO Frank Raines and Jamie Gorelick of FNME will be lucky if they aren't prosecuted.
    The Senate Republicans tried to fix this mess back in 05 but the Democrats blocked the legislation. I suggest you look up the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 21, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    John, in all fairness, there is plenty of blame to go around for this mess. It's no more true to blame all the democrats than it is for someone to place the blame on just the Republicans. This has been a problem festering for decades under the watch of many Presidents, through many administrations and it's just come to a head harder (and swifter) than anyone ever dreamed it would. We are kind of in uncharted territory right now due to just the times, where we our in our history, and the way the whole world economy has formed over time. It's silly to point fingers, because they go every which way.
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    Sep 22, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidJohn, in all fairness, there is plenty of blame to go around for this mess.

    yeah....plenty of blame to go around Bush and company and the 59+ million people who voted for him.......you can leave the rest of us out of this.

    I havent seen your timeline for this starting decades ago.
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    Sep 22, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidyeah....plenty of blame to go around Bush and company and the 59+ million people who voted for him.......you can leave the rest of us out of this.

    Are you suggesting that the people that voted for Bush be taxed to pay for his mistakes? I can see it now .. the bushwhacked tax .. Hmmmm icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 22, 2008 12:58 AM GMT
    Regarding John43620's silly claims, I refer to my post here.