Appologies for the title and the shortness of this Diary. I'm a Louisiana native, and you'd be surprised at how many Obama signs are all over the place... I live in North Louisiana, and the town I am in is staunchly republican... but Obama road signs vastly outnumber McCain road signs. I was listening to 870 AM this morning when they broke this poll:
In the telephone survey of 500 registered voters, conducted by pollster Ed Renwick, Republican Senator John McCain earns 43 percent of the vote, while Democrat Senator Barack Obama receives 40 percent. Renwick said that amounts to a statistical tie, since the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 points.
On the question of favorability, Louisiana voters give the two candidates pretty even marks. Sen. Obama registers 47 percent favorable, with Sen. McCain, 45 percent, meaning it is another statistical tie.
This is so huge for us in Louisiana. Obama might not win outright, but this shows he actually has a chance here. Furthermore, him being on the ballot is going to turn out a LOT of democrats to vote for Landreu over Kenedy. This is good, because Landreu's chances have been slipping as of late. This is the beauty of the 50 state strategy!
God, now I am fired up. I'm going to canvass like CRAZY on election day.