Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41

Thread: John McCain takes lead in national poll

  1. #1
    Elite Member bychance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5,295

    Default John McCain takes lead in national poll

    McCain takes lead in national poll - 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog - Political Intelligence - Boston.com

    Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor September 16, 2008 10:32 AM

    Is John McCain peaking too early?


    Riding momentum from the Republican convention and buzz from running mate Sarah Palin, McCain has taken the lead in another national poll, but it's still 50 days to the election and there are three presidential debates to come.


    The George Washington University "Battleground Poll" released today gives McCain a 46 percent to 40 percent lead over Democrat Barack Obama among likely voters. They were statistically tied in the same survey last month.


    Like other surveys, the poll shows that the economy is clearly the most important issue for voters. It also shows McCain leading Obama on being a strong leader (51 percent to 37 percent) and keeping the country safe (57 percent to 33 percent), but Obama with a clear edge on bringing change to Washington (52 percent to 34 percent).


    Obama remains ahead on "fighting for people like me" (48 percent to 42 percent) and "uniting the country" (47 percent to 39 percent). But McCain is making up ground on those latter two perceptions.
    The poll was conducted Sept. 7-11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
    sigh @ some of the blog comments.

  2. #2
    Silver Member betagrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    306

    Default

    Just goes to show how bitterly this country is divided. Why anyone would think our country is on the right track baffles me. Do they not read newspapers and see what is happening to our country? Oy vey.

    Anyway, the state polls are what matter. It's going to be a tight race, but Obama/Biden are drawing huge, huge crowds of supporters and he's got a top-notch ground game. McCain needs Palin by his side, otherwise no on cares. I imagine that's going to start grating on his nerves. .Republican men don't typically enjoy playing second fiddle to a woman (okay I realize that's a stereotype!).

  3. #3
    Elite Member HWBL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    18,720

    Default

    Those who are dumb enough to vote for the McSame ticket should be
    allowed to get their wishes granted. But only if the wiser part of the
    country can then have its own ticket to take care of business for them.
    In other words: no more United states of America, but the Republican
    States of America and the Democratic States of America a.k.a. the
    Wrong and the Right states of America.
    Warren Beatty: actor, director, writer, producer.

    ***** celeb

  4. #4
    Elite Member kingcap72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    10 miles from Pootie Tang
    Posts
    21,909

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by betagrl View Post
    Just goes to show how bitterly this country is divided. Why anyone would think our country is on the right track baffles me. Do they not read newspapers and see what is happening to our country? Oy vey.

    Anyway, the state polls are what matter. It's going to be a tight race, but Obama/Biden are drawing huge, huge crowds of supporters and he's got a top-notch ground game. McCain needs Palin by his side, otherwise no on cares. I imagine that's going to start grating on his nerves. .Republican men don't typically enjoy playing second fiddle to a woman (okay I realize that's a stereotype!).
    The mistake that McCain is making, besides picking Palin as VP, is that he's trying to make her the foundation of his campaign. But with the constant scandals coming out about her on a daily basis, when she implodes it's going to backfire on McCain in a major way.

  5. #5
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    96

    Default

    I don't see where McCain is making Palin the foundation of his campaign. I just watched him at lunch and he didn't mention her once.

    Could it be that you are reacting to how the media, etc. have put her to the forefront?
    According to my day planner, I don't give a f^ck.

  6. #6
    Elite Member cmmdee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Eva's Love Den
    Posts
    25,572

    Default

    ^^ I firmly disagree.

  7. #7
    Elite Member kingcap72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    10 miles from Pootie Tang
    Posts
    21,909

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Feebes View Post
    I don't see where McCain is making Palin the foundation of his campaign. I just watched him at lunch and he didn't mention her once.

    Could it be that you are reacting to how the media, etc. have put her to the forefront?
    I say Palin is the foundation of McCain's campaign because he barely travels anywhere without her, because she's the one that draws the crowds that he can't draw. The conservative base is united behind McCain's campaign, but only because of Palin. Until Palin came along conservatives were lukewarm toward McCain.

    And Palin is getting so much media coverage because of the mountain of scandals that she's bringing with her. Which McCain could have avoided if he had actually met her more than once and done a thorough background check on her.

  8. #8
    Elite Member RevellingInSane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Where Being PC is understood as a fault!
    Posts
    11,592

    Default

    Sadly, many in this country would rather vote for a white man who can only lead the country further into ruin than an ethnic man who could offer a glimmer of hope.

    Ignorance rears its head. How much of the country will the beast have for lunch before people open their eyes?



  9. #9
    Elite Member cupcake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Tampa Bay florida
    Posts
    4,804

    Default

    neither are the best in my opinion
    My grace is sufficient for you, for my my strength is made perfect in weakness...I love you dad!
    Rip Mom

  10. #10
    Elite Member louiswinthorpe111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Middle America
    Posts
    12,123

    Default

    I would like more info on the polls? Did they call the pollsters? Were they landline only numbers, which older people have? What time of day did they call, etc... These polls are garbage.

    When I was in the Obama office last night, there were three new volunteers, women aged 40-50. So I think these polls are exaggerated.

  11. #11
    Elite Member Belinda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    going to hell in a handbasket
    Posts
    3,180

    Default

    ^ I don't put much stock in them either and it's hard to know who to believe. Gallup came out today with a poll saying that McCain/Obama are pretty much tied at this point.

  12. #12
    Elite Member sluce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Top Secret Spy for Leann Rimes
    Posts
    37,343

    Default

    RealClearPolitics - RealClearPolitics Poll Averages

    This is my personal preference because they consolidate results from various polls and provide the sample size.

  13. #13
    Elite Member Belinda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    going to hell in a handbasket
    Posts
    3,180

    Default

    ^thanks

  14. #14
    Elite Member sluce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Top Secret Spy for Leann Rimes
    Posts
    37,343

    Default

    The current stats show they are statistically tie.

    General Election: McCain vs. Obama

    Poll Date Sample McCain (R) Obama (D) Spread
    RCP Average 09/05 - 09/15 -- 46.3 45.0 McCain +1.3
    Gallup Tracking 09/13 - 09/15 2800 RV 47 46 McCain +1
    Hotline/FD Tracking 09/13 - 09/15 909 RV 42 46 Obama +4
    Rasmussen Tracking 09/13 - 09/15 3000 LV 48 47 McCain +1
    Newsweek 09/10 - 09/11 1038 RV 46 46 Tie
    Battleground* 09/07 - 09/11 1000 LV 48 44 McCain +4
    Associated Press/GfK 09/05 - 09/10 812 LV 48 44 McCain +4
    FOX News 09/08 - 09/09 900 RV 45 42 McCain +3

  15. #15
    Elite Member witchcurlgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acerbia
    Posts
    33,873

    Default

    just bear in mind that's it's not just polls....we don't elect based on the popular vote.......it's that darn electoral college, that's where it all counts.....
    It's no longer a dog whistle, it's a fucking trombone


    All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.


    If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a Senator

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Barack Obama regaining lead over John McCain in national polls
    By kingcap72 in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: September 19th, 2008, 01:36 AM
  2. John Cusack takes on John McCain in political ad
    By mrs.v in forum Latest Gossip
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: June 13th, 2008, 03:47 PM
  3. Replies: 39
    Last Post: March 27th, 2008, 06:52 PM
  4. Hillary Clinton takes lead over Barack Obama in Gallup poll
    By witchcurlgirl in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: March 20th, 2008, 01:27 PM
  5. Polls on 3/4 show John McCain has lead - wtf!!!
    By sluce in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: March 7th, 2008, 07:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •