Skip to comments.Rasmussen: Obama 51 - McCain 45 (from 49-46 yesterday)
Posted on 09/02/2008 6:40:33 AM PDT by ubaldus
Obama is up by 6 in today's Rasmussen tracker, by 5 without leaners (48 - 43). It is obviuos that McCain had a very bad polling day yesterday, something like 42-53 daily sample or even worse.
Some of it may be statistical noise, but it appears that all the noise around Palin selection is starting to hurt.
I think Gallup has it now at 50 to 43
I don’t feel like checking...
Wow!!! I thought this would be McCain week. I guess not. Sad that McCain can’t even do well during RNC convention week. He better get his butt to work and begin convincing people he is ready for the job. I would not be as concerned if it was not conservative Rasmmussen...that is scary...they are always on target with these polls.
Either that or the Hurricane and all the Democrats and Media discussing Katrina did it’s job and skewed people back toward the democrats a bit.
Nah, I think Rasmussen just blew it.
Things will settle down as the crapy noise is digested, found to be just a lot of BS, and dissipates.
I wonder what a Duncan Hunter or Fred Thompson pick would have done? Bottom line is that the GOP will not win on mccain’s personality, they are going to have to slice and dice the radical commie to shreds.
We’re going to have to weather it for now. The convention (I hope) is back tonight and we need to strike back. Sarah needs a home run tomorrow, and John on Thursday. Then we need to stick it to them at the debates.
I guess this comes as no surprise to you.
I am suspicious of the holiday weekend polling.
So I take it you want Palin to step down so Romney can step in, eh?
This is the first weekend poll after the DNC Convention. Same results every Election year.
Can’t even do well during RNC convention week? It essentially hasn’t even started yet. Plus, Palin absolutely got pounded yesterday. I think you’ll start seeing a lot more pushback today. Plus, Obama was bound to see some lift from the DNC convention.
Look, I do think Obama has an advantage in this election. It’s his to lose but I do not at all think it’s a done deal. This is far from over.
Could be the effect of the 3-day weekend. Republicans always sink during the weekend, and rise during the weekdays.
Jeez, are you kidding me. It took 4 days for the DNC convention bounce to begin to show up... this is the tail end of that, combined with a holiday weekend polling. Relax folks.
Check the polls next tues or so, to know where things stand post RNC convention, that’s the baseline we’re working from.
It could be the ‘weekend effect’.
Convention week? McCain has all but stopped the convention to concentrate on the hurricane. The media however did not stop campaigning and has been hitting Palin hard all weekend. While people tuned into the news to watch hurricane updates, the media was on nonstop attack mode while occassionally providing hurricane updates.
If 51% of the American people really want Obama as their next president then I feel sorry for them. It’s going to be a cold, dark four years. They are embarking on a journey they will come to regret...
Gallup had it 49-43 yesterday, I expect it to get to 50 or 51 for Obama in today’s release.
In general, it does not look good. Hard to expect any sizable bump from the RNC now, and going into the debates with 4-5-6 point deficits seems a likely scenario.
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