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Landslide? Really?

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Today all the blogs (that aren’t talking about the stock market) are a flutter with talk of a landslide this November— certain polls bear that out.



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Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 2:19 pm

After Debate, Obama Widens Lead

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Via Shattermatch: Two days after a presidential debate many commentators scored as a tie, it’s beginning to look like the public saw things differently, as several polls show a small but significant post-debate boost for Barack Obama. A USA Today/Gallup poll released Sunday showed 46 percent of debate-watchers believed Obama outperformed John McCain, while just 34 percent said McCain got the better of the exchange.

Thirty percent of debate-watchers said they had a more favorable opinion of Obama following the debate, compared with just 14 percent who said their opinion of him had worsened.

Respondents whose opinion of McCain changed as a result of the debate were evenly split, as 21 percent said their view of McCain had improved because of it and 21 percent said it had worsened.

The poll surveyed 701 adults who watched Friday’s debate, and all interviews were conducted on Saturday.

More here and here.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 10:08 pm

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Bambi Gaining in All the Right Spots

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Although recent polls show Obama gaining in a national race, we all know that ain’t how this shit is decided— if the American people got to choose the president we wouldn’t have this problem.

What does matter is the electoral college and there Obama is making some nice gains— probably due to the shift from bullshit like lipstick to real issues like the economy. (Bambi don’t do bullshit.)

Barry has broken out in the battleground states of Virginia and Florida according to the latest polling data. Moreover, Richie Rich and his team are having to worry about shit they should have all wrapped up like Indiana and North Carolina.

Since the conventions, Obama has also gained ground in the battlegrounds of Colorado and New Mexico.

This don’t mean it’s all over for grandpa Simpson, though. He still got good prospects in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio, but this recent polling is encouraging for Obama.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 3:25 am

New Poll Numbers

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Well, this is disconcerting. Seems for the first time that I can ever remember, NOBODY likes the way the national economy looks. Seriously. ZERO PERCENT of people polled thinks things are getting better in this country. That’s right, fucking ZERO!

American research group has released it’s latest poll data and the results are interesting. Graphs and charts after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, September 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Holy Crap! McCain 48%, Obama 45%

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File this under You’ll Never Go Broke Underestimating the Intelligence of The American People:

In what can only be described as a true sign of the Apocalypse, Richie Rich has over taken Barack Obama in the latest poll, found here.

What next? Some TV show where celebrity has-beens dance around on screen captures the attention of the nation and rockets to the top of the ratings? New Kids on the Block get back together and relese an album that not only sells, but is a hit? A totally unqualified former beauty queen becomes a heartbeat away from the presidency when a cynical old man picks her out of nowhere and puts her on a national ticket?

Oh yeah. Never mind.

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Monday, September 8, 2008 at 4:53 am