Sep 07 2008

2008 Election Poll News – McCain/Palin Lead In Polls Coming Soon! – Major Update!

Published by at 1:10 pm under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Major Update: Wow – it may be the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll that Sabato apparently had seen and it is a stunner! From an 8 point lead less than a week ago Obidenama are now at a 3% deficit:

On key snippet:

McCain has outpolled Obama on both Friday and Saturday …

No word on how the women’s vote is panning out, but I doubt it is very good. – end update

Larry Sabato was just on Fox (12:24 PM, 09_07_09) saying he has inside information that McCain/Palin will see a bigger bump coming out of the GOP convention than Obama, and at least one poll will be coming out showing McCain/Palin ahead by more than the margin of error (my guess this is the CBS/NY Times poll I posted on previously).

Update: Rasmussen has the race now down to a tie, with Obama still losing half his lead among the all important women’s vote. More importantly, McCain garners more GOP and crossover Dem votes than Obama does on his side:

McCain earns the vote from 89% of Republicans while Obama is supported by 81% of Democrats. McCain also manages to attract 15% of Democrats while Obama gets 9% of the Republican vote. Voters not affiliated with either major party remain fairly evenly divided between the two men.

It won’t take a lot of dem crossover or women moving to McCain/Palin to shift the electoral map in large leaps.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “2008 Election Poll News – McCain/Palin Lead In Polls Coming Soon! – Major Update!”

  1. kathie says:


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  3. Terrye says:

    I think the lead will get bigger. I just hope McCain can maintain it.

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