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August 6th, 2008 1:49 PM Eastern

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The paradox of the last week is this: The fortunes of Republican presidential candidate John McCain have been rising, while the fortunes of the Republican candidates, overall, have been falling. So what gives? Is McCain destined to win a lonely victory at the political pinnacle, while other Republicans sink further into minority status in lesser competitions? The answer, to be blunt about it, is probably “yes.”

    And why will we see “two tier” election results in 2008?


    One obvious reason is the fact that McCain is doing well; he has thrown Barack Obama onto the defensive, and he is now ahead in the latest polls. Meanwhile, the Republicans running for Congress have faced mostly bad news, including the recent indictment of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Just this morning we saw a long report from The New York Times, detailing the decline in Republican voter registration nationwide. Now admittedly, the Times is a liberal paper, but unless it is simply making up numbers, these data should be legitimately scary to Republicans: “In six states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, the Democratic piece of the registration pie grew more than three percentage points, while the Republican share declined.”

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  2. Doubting Thomas

    Doubting Thomas Active Member

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    Obsessed with Obama much? :smilewinkgrin:
     
  3. Bible-boy

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    I would not put a lot of stock in the voter registration numbers being reported. They do not take into account the Operation Chaos Republicans who switched party affiliation in order to help keep Mrs. Clinton in the race longer. Now they will vote Republican in November.
     
  4. dragonfly

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    This is another right-wing misrepresentation of the facts.

    Real Clear Politics shows eight polls tracking the presidential race. Only one of these polls shows McCain ahead of Obama. The other seven have Obama ahead. The average is a 3.6 percent advantage for Obama.
     
  5. Bible-boy

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    Oh, but you fail to mention that those same polls showed BHO with as much as a 10 point lead the previous week. Now he is down to as little as 3.6 points ahead of McCain on some and is behind in at least one other poll.
     
  6. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Misrepresntative? How? Are you suggesting there are no pols that show McCain ahead? Surley you jest.
     
  7. Salty

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    When the % is close, it all comes down to the Electoral College
     
  8. dragonfly

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    Can you read and comprehend English? I already stated that McCain was ahead in one of the eight polls being tracked by Real Clear Politics.
     
  9. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Great then there is no misrepresentation. This is true of course if you can read plain english and consider that Obama has fallen in every other poll.
     
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