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Old 10-29-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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Maybe a way to keep both sides happy. A daily thread where you can post the ongoing results for that day with the commentary you select. At this early point in the day a lot of polls are out already with a little bit of hope for each side. National polls give McCain hope and some of the released state polls give Obama hope.
RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - General Election: McCain vs. Obama
RCP Average 10/21 - 10/28 -- -- 50.2 43.9 Obama +6.3

RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Latest Polls

Clearly it is way to undecided for either side to declare victory and both sides need to work hard and encourage others to work hard.

Vote early it is a great feeling having done so!
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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Newest Rasmussen is great news for McCain he is almost tied
Rasmussen Reports™: The most comprehensive public opinion coverage ever provided for a presidential election. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll - broken link)
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote nationwide while John McCain earns 47%. This is the first time McCain has been within three points of Obama in more than a month and the first time his support has topped 46% since September 24 (see trends). One percent (1%) of voters prefer a third-party option and 2% are undecided.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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Give Senator McCain the 2% and we've got a tight race.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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Default Rasmussen; Down to 3 from 8

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As for those who have not yet voted but are “certain” they will do so, the race is tied at 48%. Two percent (2%) of these “certain” voters plan to vote for a third party option while 2% say they are undecided.
How interesting. I wonder if Biden's comments about a "crisis" have people worried.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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How interesting. I wonder if Biden's comments about a "crisis" have people worried.
The interesting thing is that McCain is gaining in national numbers and not necessarily in battleground states. Which begs the question is he doing better in states that don't matter then he is in those that do? It is not the raw numbers but the distribution of that will determine the ultimate winner. I started a polling thread for today and already shared the Rasmussen numbers for today. I was hoping to avoid duplicate threads posting similar posting information. The moderator seemed to be hoping that we would avoid duplication.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - General Election: McCain vs. Obama
RCP Average 10/22 - 10/28 -- -- 50.0 44.1 Obama +5.9

The national is tightening up. What appears to be happening is that the national McCain campaign is working in states that Obama is not contesting. His local efforts are paying dividends. Saw on the news that Obama last week ran 150 more ads in battleground states. This begs the question might McCain win the popular vote and lose the electoral? This is similar to the pattern that emerged in the primaries where Hillary was piling up votes while Obama was getting delegates.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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The state polls always lag the national ones. They were both in PA yesterday. Why would Obama be in PA?
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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The state polls always lag the national ones. They were both in PA yesterday. Why would Obama be in PA?
Depends on how often they are taken. As we get closer to next Tuesday the frequency of the state polls increases.

BTW, a new Marist Poll out of PA gives Obama a 14% lead. While a Franklin and Marshall Poll gives him a 13% lead. I have no idea how McCain expects to make up that kind of ground.

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Old 10-29-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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How interesting. I wonder if Biden's comments about a "crisis" have people worried.

You mean, people other than you?
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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The state polls always lag the national ones. They were both in PA yesterday. Why would Obama be in PA?
Why isn't Senator McCain in Arizona?
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