As Election Day nears in the U.S. Presidential race, Democrat Barack Obama has increased his lead to 7.1 points over Republican John McCain, up from a 5.7 point advantage in yesterday's report, the latest Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby daily tracking poll shows.
Pollster John Zogby: "Barack Obama is where he needs to be and John McCain is not. In a multi-candidate race, assuming the minor candidates can win around 2%, 51% can win. Obama holds the groups that he needs and continues to hold a big lead among independents and his base. McCain seems to be holding his base without expanding it or moving into Obama's territory. A reminder: we will have another release based on polling through midnight Monday out early Tuesday."
After a strong day of polling for Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday, Democrat Barack Obama experienced a strong single day of polling on Saturday, retaining a 5.7 point advantage that is right at the edge of the margin of error of the Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby daily tracking poll. The race has remained remarkably stable down the stretch, this three-day rolling average poll shows.
Pollster John Zogby: "Obama has consolidated his lead over McCain. His single day lead today was back to 52%-42%. He leads by 10 among independents and has solidified his base. He leads among Hispanics by 38 points, African Americans by 88, 18-24 year olds by 36, 18-29 year olds by 25, 25-34 year olds by 16, women by 8, and men by 3. He has a 17 point lead among those who have already voted, 22 by those who have registered to vote in the past 6 months, Moderates by 34, Catholics by 10. He even receives 21% support among Conservatives.
The weather on election day often complicates turnout. If it's especially cold or wet, in the morning for instance, late day shift workers may skip voting due to this calamity. Likewise, it'll hinder people who may be elderly, disabled, or lack sufficient transportation. It can and does have an impact.
Specifically, "for every one-inch increase in rain above its election day normal, the Republican presidential candidate received approximately an extra 2.5 percent of the vote," the study found. "For every one-inch increase in snow above normal, the Republican candidate's vote share increases by approximately 0.6 percent."
But we all Know that God endorsed Obama long time ago... everywhere he goes, there is SUNSHINE...
Fascinating stuff happening with only 7 days to go until the election; there is a war going on to see if there is a Giant Wave or a Modest Victory... and you can see both sides are investing seriously. First up, the Good Guys.
Bill Clinton heads to Beckley for Obama Thursday, campaigning in what may be -- besides Arkansas -- his best state. The crowds for the former President in West Virginia in the primary were huge, and during my recent trip there, his popularity seemed undiminished. If there's anywhere you might see him cut a TV or radio ad for Obama, that seems like a likely place.
Bob Barr hasn't really been a player in the polls as many had hoped but he's definitely here at the end, sending a hot skewer into the Obit of the McCain campaign... this is the sort of shit talking that makes a liberuls heart swim for the old fool Bob Barr
"The wheels on the Straight Talk Express have come off," Barr, the former Republican congressman from Georgia, said in a statement released from Atlanta.
'''Sen. McCain will be spending the last two weeks before the election on his 'farewell tour' across America. Sen McCain's mixed and angry message, as well as his support of big-spending policies, have killed any chance McCain may have had to win this election.
"Now, principled conservatives can vote their conscience instead of voting for a faux-conservative just because he carries the Republican label," Barr said. "Small 'L' libertarians don't have to vote defensively for the lesser of two evils because it is clear that McCain no longer has any realistic chance to win the election.
Sarah Palin today was quite defensive today in describing her "racially charged" comments Re: terrorists associated with Barack Obama. She may or may not have been given that authority; maybe she was over reaching a tactic; it's all unclear, but what's not is the fact that the Obama campaign has just Greenlighted the FINAL ANVIL that'll crush McCain's chances in November
David Letterman tells audience that McCain called him today to tell him he had to rush back to DC to deal with the economy.
Then in the middle of the taping Dave got word that McCain was, in fact just down the street being interviewed by Katie Couric. Dave even cut over to the live video of the interview, and said, "Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?"
Earlier in the show, Dave kept saying, "You don't suspend your campaign. This doesn't smell right. This isn't the way a tested hero behaves." And he joked: "I think someone's putting something in his metamucil."
"He can't run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?"
"What are you going to do if you're elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We've got a guy like that now!"
50 ADS CAN BE MADE WITH THE OPPO RESEARCH THE MEDIA WON'T AIR... FROM BOOK BURNING CENSORSHIP TO MAN MADE DENIAL OF GLOBAL WARMING TO LYING ABOUT THE ROAD TO NO WHERE...
FROM FIRING A SHERIFF FOR WANTING TO CLOSE THE BARS EARLIER TO TAKE DRUNKS OFF THE ROAD AND GETTING CONCEALED WEAPONS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS WHO THREATENED THE SHERIFF DEPUTIES...
SHE DEMANDED LOYALTY OATHS FROM THE LIBRARIAN
SHE FIRED PUBLIC OFFICIALS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSE
SHE RAN A DEFICIT OF $3000 PER CITIZEN IN A TOWN OF 6000
SHE SAT IN THE PEW AS A PREACHER BLAMED JEWISH DEATH ON THEIR OWN FAITH
SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN EVOLUTION
SHE IS YOUR ENEMY. SHE PICKED A FIGHT. YOU HAVE BEEN EXCEEDINGLY GRACIOUS... THE VETTING IS NOW NEAR DONE, IT'S YOUR JOB OBAMA CAMPAIGN, UNLOAD ON HER NOW, TAKE HER DOWN FOR THE LYING HYPOCRITE SHE IS, THE MARKETING CREATION SHE IS, THE FAKE AND FRAUD SHE IS.
this is definitely an escillation in the ongoing battle to definite elite. Bringing out Cindy's pilot gaffe in a sanctioned ad indicates that the gloves are off, knuckles are bare, and there is blood on the mat.
It's been suggested that Obama is possibly playing a high stakes game of Chicken with the McCain campaign right now to see just how Nuclear McCain will reflexively respond. No doubt, yesterday's double barreled Rezko/Ayers shots were a giant THUD.