Sep 14 2008

Minnesota Slipping From Obama’s Grip

Published by at 10:23 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

This is probably the most stunning news of the weekend for Team Obama, devastating poll news out of Minnesota:

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that the race is now a dead heat between Barack Obama and John McCain, each supported by 45 percent of likely voters in the state.

The poll found that McCain has made gains across the board since a May Minnesota Poll that showed him trailing by 13 points.


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17 Responses to “Minnesota Slipping From Obama’s Grip”

  1. crosspatch says:

    Something for people to reflect on a bit:

    People who choose to live in Alaska are, in my experience, generally fiercely independent people who aren’t likely to “follow the herd”. Palin enjoys an 80% approval rating in Alaska. I don’t believe it is easy to please 80% of Alaska with anything. I have a lot of respect and admiration for the people there and when people like that have something to say, I generally tend to listen, even if I don’t agree. Chances are good they have formed their own opinion and aren’t simply being a parrot of some party line.

    Anyone who enjoys the support of 80% of Alaskans causes me to take notice. There is something about that degree approval from that community of people that commands respect.

  2. Toes192 says:

    Alert… The World has requested absentee ballots…

    US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be struggling to nudge ahead of his Republican rival in polls at home, but people across the world want him in the White House…

    In response, the Obama camp immediately sent absentee ballots to Kenya where 82% of them want to vote for him. 🙂 from

    btw, cross, I am one of those Alaskans you refer to… Only 3 weapons [guns] in my house which is well below the state average just FYI in case you know any criminals who want to burglarize my house.

    On behalf of myself, Fuanglada and everyone else I know, I accept your admiration… although we do not know quite what to do with it… Maybe we could send you some great big fish in tx?

  3. MerlinOS2 says:

    Numbers I saw some where for Sarah

    85% plus for Rep and Independents
    75% for Dems

    Now just how does the MSM find only people that want to bad mouth here up there?

  4. Terrye says:

    If this is true, Obama really is in trouble.

  5. gwood says:

    It will surprise me if both Minnesota and Wisconsin don’t break precedent and vote for McCain-Palin. I lived in Minnesota, hockey is religion there, and when Sarah announced she was a proud “hockey mom”, she moved tens of thousands of votes into the Republican column. Colorado and Michigan may be turned red by the same phenomenon, in my opinion.

  6. crosspatch says:

    Toes, I am in California, not Texas but big fish are always appreciated 🙂

  7. WWS says:

    I’m in Texas, and the big fish are still swimming down the roads here. At least the sun came back out today!!!

    Never been through the eye of a big storm like that before – kinda cool to watch the winds make a 180 degree change that fast. I’m inland a ways, so there were some downed trees and broken telephone poles in the neighborhood, but overall it wasn’t so bad.

    Texas lives to fight another day!

  8. ivehadit says:

    Toes, is the o campaign going to have citizens of the world claim they are American citizens and therefore can vote on these absentee ballots?

    We must be on alert for voter fraud like never before. The REAL stealing could be in this election…Praying.

  9. Redteam says:

    I’m in SW Louisiana, just got power back on, Storm wasn’t bad here, just a damn tree fell on a power line in the same block I live in.

  10. Terrye says:

    I am in Indiana and a tree took our power out for awhile. We did not get much rain, but that wind was bad.

  11. MerlinOS2 says:

    Since Palin came on board Bob Barr is tanking in Ga (the only state he was doing well in) and all the support is moving to McCain putting it likely out of Obama’s reach.

    Colorado and Va seem to be the sticky points at the moment with Nevada looking interesting also.

  12. MerlinOS2 says:

    As for Florida if you look back at the map of the counties from the primary. Obama took the northern counties just below the Ga and Ala state lines. Also he took Jacksonville.

    Now that is really going to be a problem in the general since that is mainly known as the bible belt of Florida and Palin will pull those counties which went strong red in the last 4 or 5 elections.

    Jacksonville is Navy country and McCain was Commanding Officer of a Naval Training Squadron there…he will own the place.

  13. PSGInfinity says:


    I think the whole stolen election meme of 2000 and ’04 was a prelude to an attempt to – outright steal – this one. We will need strong, brave, camera-equipped watchers everywhere. Including during the counts…

  14. crosspatch says:

    I think the whole 2000 stolen election meme was the source of the “piss and vinegar” against George W. Bush that has defied reason. When I hear Hollywood celebrities going on and on about how they “hate” Bush, I chalk it all up as sour grapes from 2000. That is what started it all. Prior to that election, Bush had a reputation as a governor who could work across the aisle with Democrats and get things done. He was known as a deal maker.

    Oh, and this is going to leave a mark:,0,4638337.story

  15. dave m says:

    Pamela Geller (atlasshrugs) reported this on Friday:

    “My newly acquired PUMA friends (post COLB) say it’s a done deal. Obama will replace Biden with Hillary. I cannot verify but I am passing on this white hot story and I would be remiss if I didn’t share this meme with you.”



  16. RattlerGator says:

    I doubt if there is any way Hillary would be so stupid as to step in as this tanker is sinking.

    What people are missing is that PUMA’s matter in mostly Democrat areas. In battleground state’s, Palin beats out Hillary — the contrast between them is stark. Hillary getting in does not change this election and she knows it. Especially since she will be in the service of a man who genuinely doesn’t know how to respect that middle-road approach the Bill Clinton worked so well in the 1990’s. That approach almost saved a non-believer such as Hillary. Had she paid proper attention to the caucus state’s, she’d be the nominee today. If the Democrats had a normal nominating process, she’d be the nominee even with her early miscalculations.

    Obama losing allows Hillary to come in afterwards and seek serious retribution. They aren’t about to give up that opportunity.

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