Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008


A bunch of eye-opening polls out today must have the GOP’ers sulking in the corner.


FLORIDA: Obama 51, McCain 47
MINNESOTA: Obama 54, McCain 43
MISSOURI: Obama 49, McCain 48
NEVADA: Obama 51, McCain 47
VIRGINIA: Obama 53, McCain 44


FLORIDA: Obama 51, McCain 43
OHIO: Obama 50, McCain 42
PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 54, McCain 39


AP/GfK: Obama 48, McCain 41
CBS News: Obama 50, McCain 41

After the Quinnipiac polls came out, the McCain camp went into pushback mode, claiming the poll was an outlier. But with all of the confirmation, I don’t think it is operative at this point. So what does this mean for the future? We’ll probably have to wait until after tomorrow’s debate for sure, but I’d expect McCain to push the panic (Wright/Ayers) button to change the subject, assuming that the debate doesn’t fundamentally change the trajectory of the race. Be prepared.


October 1, 2008 - Posted by | Battleground States, Polling | , ,


  1. For the record, even the Obama camp has called some of this polling overly optimistic. Their internal polling shows a tight race. And, they say, it showed a tight race when McCain was ahead too.

    What is undeniable is the movement is in Obama’s direction, but EVERYONE should expect it to be tight and go down to the wire. Things change, and remember that 30-some days ago we didn’t know who Sarah Palin was.

    Comment by dansac | October 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Palin as President?

    Latest poll shows that only 25% of population feel she has the right experience to be president. THAT MANY????

    It is scary that even 25% of those polled feel she is
    qualified. This reminds me of the Bizzaro world on Jerry Seinfeld.

    What world leader would ever take President Palin seriously?

    “Let Sarah be herself”. I think that is what everyone is worrying about.

    Comment by Ray | October 2, 2008 | Reply

  3. Lets not get to excited here. The Republicans are looking for a way to cheat and steal this thing in November. Bunch of fake phony people they are.

    Comment by trellskig | October 2, 2008 | Reply

  4. Gotta love the independents!

    Biden helped Obama in the polls, evident this morning on gallup. I’m looking forward to the next two debates between Obama and McCain.

    Comment by Bell | October 3, 2008 | Reply

  5. its sad to see the youth today allowing themselves to be fooled by the lies and hidden agendas the democrats have for you. You will see when Obama gets elected and you try to find a job. When and if a job is found, what a nice feeling you’ll have when you see that more taxes are taken out of your paycheck to pay for someone who would rather have more babies just for more welfare checks than get a job.. When this happens, all the poor little uninformed people who voted for this new socialistic society will of course blame the previous administration…you always do…

    Comment by diana | October 23, 2008 | Reply

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