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Old 07-07-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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New Yahoo-AP Poll: Obama's negatives on the rise; honesty losing ground. McCain ho9lding ground.

Obama's image has deteriorated with two crucial groups:

52 percent of whites view him negatively, up 12 points from November.

48 percent of independents have an unfavorable view of him, up from 31 percent last fall.Obama is seen as warmer and more empathetic, McCain stronger and tougher. When people are asked whether specific words and phrases apply to each man, the Democrat does 12 percentage points better for caring about "people like you" and is 11 points more likable. McCain has a 24-point edge as a military leader and is 9 points more decisive.

Political Pulse | The Associated Press-Yahoo! News Poll on Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/page/election-2008-political-pulse-candidate-images;_ylt=AsMIIvr8WXDZbVbqUcQEtlZ2KY54 - broken link)


Words that best describe each candidate:

John McCain:

1. Old, 19 percent
2. Military service, 9 percent
3. Record, qualifications, 8 percent
4. Bush, 7 percent
5. Strength, 7 percent
6. Insider, politician, 7 percent
7. Iraq, terrorism, 6 percent
8. Honest, 5 percent
9. Republican, 5 percent
10. (tie) Moral/good and dishonest, 4 percent


Barack Obama:


1. Outsider, change, 20 percent
2. Lack of experience, 13 percent
3. Dishonest, 9 percent
4. Inspiring, 8 percent
5. Liberal, 6 percent
6, 7 (tie). Obama's race, young, 6 percent
8. Not likable, 5 percent
9. Intelligent, 4 percent
10. Muslim, 3 percent





If you look at the words to describe, Obama has a 13% lack of experience, 9% Dishonest, 5% Not Likeable, 3% Muslim!!! These are pretty serious!!!



McCain gets labeled "Old" 19%, which can be looked at both ways, yet has a 5% honesty rating, which is higher than his "dishonest rate". Strength is a high one for McCain, which is a very good trait. McCain is also associated with Iraq, which can be good or bad (good if he is the guy to wrap up Iraq, bad if people think he is at fault??).






Political Pulse | The Associated Press-Yahoo! News Poll on Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/page/election-2008-political-pulse-candidates-descriptions - broken link)
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Please, no more polls.

I dont like polls.

The more we talk about them, the more credibility we give them.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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Please, no more polls.

I dont like polls.

The more we talk about them, the more credibility we give them.

You know, I am not a poll fan either, but granted Obama should be 10 points ahead of McCain right now, these polls say Obama's negatives are growing fast.

Yahoo-Ap is pretty LIBERAL, so I would have expected Obama's favorables would be sky high. But they are not.

In a way, this is telling.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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The only usable "poll" is the ELECTION!

OTOH, obama is making so many political gaffes lately, I am not surprised at the above.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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You know, I am not a poll fan either, but granted Obama should be 10 points ahead of McCain right now, these polls say Obama's negatives are growing fast.

Yahoo-Ap is pretty LIBERAL, so I would have expected Obama's favorables would be sky high. But they are not.

In a way, this is telling.

why should he be 10% ahead? He is coming off of a brutal primary where he and Hillary were slamming each other. That doesn't get you points.

He is a Democrat and Congress has a lousy approval rating even lower then then the one for Bush who is McCain is linked to. Then honesty must make us acknowledge that he is the first African American major party nominee and he is beating the White guy. That in itself makes his lead pretty astonishing. What odds would you have given this time last year that he would be the nominee now and up in the polls? McCain is the one who has to be looking in the mirror and wondering why me what makes me such a loser that I am behind now and to him?
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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Obama has not capitalized on his party's far stronger popularity than the GOP, while McCain is exceeding his party's miserable public perception. Obama is viewed less positively than the Democratic Party by 5 percentage points, while McCain's favorable image is 9 points better than the Republican Party's.
This is troubling for Obama. He underperforms a generic democrat, where McCain outperforms a generic republican.

By all accounts, this should have been a democrat year in the WH.

Again, the dems/libs have nominated the unelectable.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Methodology for Pets and Politics poll - NewsFlash - mlive.com

For the thinking reader the methodology of the poll.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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This is troubling for Obama. He underperforms a generic democrat, where McCain outperforms a generic republican.

By all accounts, this should have been a democrat year in the WH.

Again, the dems/libs have nominated the unelectable.
Hmmmm you better hope all the polls are wrong because your definition of unelectable seems challenged based on data. That is unless you have a perception of something else that makes you say he is unelectable?

Might it be subjective, value oriented or something other then objective analysis supported by all current polls?
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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The AP-Yahoo! News poll of 1,759 adults was conducted from June 13-23 and had an overall margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points. Included were interviews with 844 Democrats and 637 Republicans, for whom the margins of sampling error were plus or minus 3.4 points and 3.9 points, respectively.
What's the point?
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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This is troubling for Obama. He underperforms a generic democrat, where McCain outperforms a generic republican.

By all accounts, this should have been a democrat year in the WH.

Again, the dems/libs have nominated the unelectable.
Really?

Electoral College prediction is for what will likely be a blow-out. Obama with 238 electoral votes (even without the 137 votes from the toss-up states). This with 230 needed to win:

RealClearPolitics - Electoral Map

Just another poll (I know) but at least it's based on some "data" (soft as it may be) - rather than simply your opinion.

Ken
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