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Senator Obama Opens Up 15 Point Lead Over Senator McCain

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    "Barack finally has his bounce. For weeks many political experts and pollsters have been wondering why the race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain had stayed so tight, even after the Illinois senator wrested the nomination from Hillary Clinton. With numbers consistently showing rock-bottom approval ratings for President Bush and a large majority of Americans unhappy with the country's direction, the opposing-party candidate should, in the normal course, have attracted more disaffected voters. Now it looks as if Obama is doing just that. A new NEWSWEEK Pollshows that he has a substantial double-digit lead, 51 percent to 36 percent, over McCain among registered voters nationwide."

    - rest at www.newsweek.com/id/142465
     
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    Many times the Rifleman faced a disadvantage and he reloaded and came back to win. Anyway, for next several months there is going to be a constant swinging of polls, especially when the conventions are held. If you remember 1984, at the time of the Demo Conv for a week there even Mondale got a small percentage edge on Reagan. And what happened?

    As long as Obama is getting most of the attention, he is going to fluctuate upward in the polls. He has just recently clinched, per se, the nomination, while the Rifleman has had his nomination cleanly since March; so naturally the attention has been on the demos.

    Hopefully, there will be a lot of big trouble in Denver, which will compensate for the poll charge expected.
     
  3. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    How much is a June poll worth?

    It is about as important as a squirt gun in a forest fire.
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    You said it as well as I, in a lot less words.
     
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    What kind of trouble are you wishing on my hometown? Riots? Looters? What an ignorant comment to desire trouble in an American city hosting a political convention.
     
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    There are a lot possibilities. Is Coors going to see to it they're all so full of beer there is urine all over the sidewalks? Is is going to look just like the San Francisco Queer Pride parade, with public nudity and s3xual acts? Are the CU and CSU environmental terrorists going to slash the tires of every SUV that comes in? and maybe even their own? Denver is in for some 'Rockie' times; that you can bet on.
     
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    RIIIIGGGGHHHHTT!! :rolleyes:
     
  9. Revmitchell

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    To many other polls show a much different story. Newsweek polls are not all that credible anyway not that it matters at this point.

    Rasmussen Poll

    Gallup Poll

    Fox Poll
     
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    Irish news have been reporting that he does an Irish maternal great grandmother :)
     
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    The squirt gun and this post are really knee slappers... :laugh: :thumbs:
     
  15. KenH

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    You're whistling past the graveyard, Pastor Mitchell.

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    I agree with the Rev, June polls are meaningless. This is more non-news than news.

    I heard this story on Irish radio the other morning. They found some American "political expert" who was so excited about the news he was about to burst. He and the Irish political commentator were talking about a landslide and a unanimous electoral vote win.

    I suspect Obama will win handily if he chooses Hillary, but at this stage of the game it is like picking the Super Bowl winner in July.
     
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    Excellent analogy, the race hasn't really begun at this point. They have yet to hold a debate, pick running mates or even been confirmed as the party candidate. A lot of voters haven't taken much interest at this stage of the game so the poles are very hit and miss. I think this race will only be decided on election day and will be close like the Gore and Bush race.
     
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    Which will no doubt turn this country on its head. Most likely there will be false claims of voter intimidation and racism. Then lawsuits will follow in many states. The political wrangling that will take place this election will make the foolish Dems of 2000 look like rocket Scientists.
     
  19. KenH

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    I figure that Senator Obama will win by at least 6% in the popular vote and by at least 50 electoral votes.
     
  20. LeBuick

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    Isn't America a great place to live? :thumbs:

    All this and hiking in the same day...
     
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