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Old 10-20-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Some polls are up some are down. I find it curious that when the Gallup goes up, other polls go down and vice versa.
Of the 7 polls you listed, 5 have Obama at 50% or above.

What does seem to be clear is Obama's lead has stabilized in the neighborhood of 4-6%..not good news for McCain with early voting underway and only 2 weeks to go.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo.../national.html
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Obama supporters are not "going to be fooled again!" Keep knocking on doors and making phone calls until the polls close. Our country's future is at stake and we cannot afford four more disasterous years!

Obama/Biden '08
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Some polls are up some are down. I find it curious that when the Gallup goes up, other polls go down and vice versa.
Sanrene, hats off to ya for putting up the good fight. You're a rare breed in this forum.

With Colin Powell endorsing Obama and the media splooging all over themselves about it, what do you expect but a landslide by Obama?

What about the polls, Sanrene? Don't you see what I see? How about the Electoral Vote dot Com poll where Obama has a 364 to 171 lead where it was 274 McCain to 243 Obama back on September 18th?

The Gallop I'm seeing is Obama 52, McCain 41 for registered voters; was 52 to 42, McCains down 1;

Likely Voters Expanded: 52 to 43 with Obama up 1 and McCain down 1,

Likely Voters Traditional: 50 to 45 with Obama up 1 and McCain down 1.

How on God's Green Earth can an endorsement from Powell to Obama do anything but seriously hurt McCain/Palin?

McCain and Palin could win the election 315 to to 222 and the Democrats would claim the victory and Obama would occupy the White House! But how in the world is McCain/Palin gonna win on November 4th? Sarah Palin would have to go to the caves of Pakistan and kill what's left of OBL and offer that up on a platter to W to even get the Electorate Vote back to even at this point.

I commend your effort. All I have left to do at this point is just vote. I know which way my town is going. My suburb of a liberal city (if you want to call it that) is going McCain Palin. But I'm gearing up for change.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I agree that no one should become complacent due to polls....regardless of who they are voting for. We can go back and take a look at the 2004 Bush-Kerry polls to see how it goes.
RealClear Politics - Polls

Polls can also represent people who may or not actually vote or qualify to vote when the time comes. This greatly hurt Kerry in 2004 and will be a hurdle Obama will have to cover well in 2008.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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No Obama got it in the bag, he's a shoe in, so stay home and conserve gas! Money is tight why waste your money when he's clinched it?
Thanks but no thanks....I voted this morning....for those of you in FL, please go vote NOW.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I agree that no one should become complacent due to polls....regardless of who they are voting for. We can go back and take a look at the 2004 Bush-Kerry polls to see how it goes.
RealClear Politics - Polls

Polls can also represent people who may or not actually vote or qualify to vote when the time comes. This greatly hurt Kerry in 2004 and will be a hurdle Obama will have to cover well in 2008.
Your link is from back in the spring and summer of 2004, here is a link with a comparable time frame to today:


RealClear Politics - Polls
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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Your link is from back in the spring and summer of 2004, here is a link with a comparable time frame to today:


RealClear Politics - Polls

Obama is in a much better position of Bush!!

Obama is much ahead of the 2-3 point edge Bush held in the polls prior to the election.

Great news for Obama!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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10/31/2004

USATODAY.com - Swing states lean to Kerry

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Across the dozen battleground states expected to determine the winner, Kerry holds a 5-percentage-point edge including small leads among likely voters in the critical states of Ohio and Florida. He trails by a similar margin in the third big battleground, Pennsylvania. (Related link: States pushed to front of race)

But USA TODAY polls nationwide and in six competitive states show a contest that either candidate could win. The battle between mammoth get-out-the-vote operations and the prospect of a flood of new voters are key to whether Bush wins four more years or joins his father as a one-term president.
Just saying.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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If Obama was predicted to win with a 99.5% chance, I would still vote. I want a landside, and I want to see McCain embarrassed.

I liked McCain before this campaign. But now with his desicions he made, and his style of campaigning, I have less favorable opinions of him.
Obama should be embarressed just being obama... he will destroy our country, and then we will come looking for you...!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: On Top
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Obama should be embarressed just being obama... he will destroy our country, and then we will come looking for you...!!!
Nothing like a positive attitude.
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