POLL BAD NEWS FOR REPUBLICANS

  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 24, 2008 11:41 AM GMT
    News shows that Democrats are in good position to widen lead in congress.
    What a nice way to start the day reading this.

    From CNN:

    Democrats widen lead in battle for Congress
    Posted: 07:10 AM ET

    From CNN's Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser


    Democrats have the upper hand in the fight for Captiol Hill.
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Call it the overlooked election. An intense battle is going on right now for control of Congress, but it's overshadowed in the media by a historic race for the White House.

    So which party has the upper hand in the fight for Capitol Hill?

    The answer, according to a new national poll, appears to be the Democrats. In a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Tuesday, 56 percent of those questioned are backing the Democratic candidate for Congress, while 42 percent support the Republicans.

    That's a change from immediately after the GOP convention, when the Democrats had only a 3-point lead lead over the Republicans, 49 percent to 46 percent.

    "The change may simply be due to the convention bounce fading for local Republicans," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "We've seen evidence that the bounce for John McCain and Sarah Palin was not a permanent change in the horse race. Since the Dems have had a double-digit lead in the so-called 'generic ballot' question throughout the year, it's possible that the current numbers are just reverting back to normal levels for 2008."

    The "generic ballot" question asked voters to choose between an unnamed Democratic candidate versus an unnamed Republican in the House race in their district. In reality, people vote for specific candidates in the 435 separate district elections for the House of Representatives.

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    Sep 24, 2008 4:18 PM GMT
    icon_sad.gif I think Calson7000 beat you to this ..

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    I guess that is why he is Calson7000 icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 24, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    Washington Post & ABC News Poll:

    Obama: 52%

    McCain: 43%

    Other: 5%

    83% of Americans think the country's on the wrong track.

    CNN & MSNBC are reporting that McCain wants to cancel the debate on Friday to attend to the economic crisis in Washington, DC.

    Meanwhile, McCain hasn't set foot in the Senate chamber all year. Suddenly, when all the news looks bad for him, he remembers that he has a job in DC.
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    Sep 24, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    When the FBI identifies the crooks you will see the polls swing McCain's way. Just hope they get it done in the next 37 days.

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    Sep 24, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
    OJ did it. Thanks, Sherlock.
  • auryn

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    Sep 24, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    "Statement from Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton:

    "At 8:30 this morning, Senator Obama called Senator McCain to ask him if he would join in issuing a joint statement outlining their shared principles and conditions for the Treasury proposal and urging Congress and the White House to act in a bipartisan manner to pass such a proposal. At 2:30 this afternoon, Senator McCain returned Senator Obama’s call and agreed to join him in issuing such a statement. The two campaigns are currently working together on the details."

    http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/24/mccain-suspend-bailout/
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    Sep 24, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    John43620 saidWhen the FBI identifies the crooks you will see the polls swing McCain's way. Just hope they get it done in the next 37 days.



    Keating 5 & John McCain
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    Sep 24, 2008 9:22 PM GMT


    Here's more interesting polling news a/o 4:00PM EDT:

    AP: Marist Polls:

    Iowa: Obama 51, McCain 41
    New Hampshire: Obama 51, McCain 45
    Michigan: Obama 52, McCain 43
    Ohio: Obama 47, McCain 45
    Pennsylvania: Obama 49, McCain 44

    What I think is telling about Marist is this: its telling what the younger voting demographic is thinking versus the alternative.