October 29, 2008

Obama running strong in presidential contest

Here's what a consensus of the presidential polling is showing now, which has to be discouraging to the Republicans with less than a week left:



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45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Been watching PMS-NBC too much Steve.

"TRICK OR TREAT: GALLUP SAYS OBAMA +2"...
"Rasmussen Obama +3"..."This is the first time McCain has been within three points of Obama in more than a month"
http://www.drudgereport.com/

And then from The Washington Post:
"Accuracy Of Polls a Question In Itself: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102803675_pf.html

But Obama-nation people can Keep "HOPE" Alive!
B. Hussein Obama's goin' DOWN!!!

Anonymous said...

The poll you're referencing is a farce.

McCain has closed within a few points.

The "silent majority" is rising. America is waking up to the fact that Obama is a left-wing radical and a fraud.

May God help the USA if this clown, Obama, get's elected.

Anonymous said...

When you open the page from "Pollster", you first see two advertisers. One is MSNBC, one of the most slanted, biased news sources in favor of Obama and the other is some quack sit called "people in the middle for Obama".

What a joke. Cite a reliable source next time Steve.

Anonymous said...

http://www.vote.com/mmp_printerfriendly.php?id=1180

Dick Morris begs to differ...

Steve Collins said...

Pollster collects all the polling data that's available and averages it out to get the consensus view among those taking the polls. It appears to be about as accurate as any site can be.
It's certainly not "biased." It's just reporting what the polls say.

Vote OBAMA said...

(http://www.realclearpolitics.com) has soon-to-be President Obama enjoying a comfortable 5.9 point spread. They arrive at the number based on an average of nine polls.

Also, the Intrade Political "Securities" is tracking an overwhelming majority of people "betting" on Mr. Obama winning in a big, big way.

85% are trading contracts in Obama's favor
16% are trading contracts in McCain's favor

These facts do not foretell a promising outcome for the repugnant republicants, AKA the "silent majority." LOL :o)

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN November 4!
The Change We Need! YES WE CAN!

Tim Gamache said...

To all registered voters:Forget the damn polls and make sure you get out and VOTE!

Anonymous said...

This is perfect: a majority of democrats in congress and the senate and a democrat for president. They can start working on the fairness doctrine and taking control of the investing of our 401k's and they can "spread the wealth" to put us all on a "level playing field". I feel much better now.

Anonymous said...

Gee, maybe Obama should have taken that $3,000,000 he spent on his 30 minute commercial and spread the wealth around instead?

Vote McCain - generate the wealth!

Anonymous said...

*'Twas the night before elections*
*And all through the town*
*Tempers were flaring*
*Emotions all up and down!*
**
*I, in my bathrobe*
*With a cat in my lap*
*Had cut off the TV*
*Tired of political crap.
*
**
*When all of a sudden*
*There arose such a noise*
*I peered out of my window*
*Saw Obama and his boys*
**
*They had come for my wallet*
*They wanted my pay*
*To give to the others*
*Who had not worked a day!*
**
*He snatched up my money*
*And quick as a wink*
*Jumped back on his bandwagon*
*As I gagged from the stink*
**
*He then rallied his henchmen*
*Who were pulling his cart*
*I could tell they were out*
*To tear my country apart!*
**
*' On Fannie, on Freddie, *
*On Biden and Ayers!*
*On Acorn, On Pelosi'*
*He screamed at the pairs!*
**
*They took off for his cause*
*And as he flew out of sight*
*I heard him laugh at the nation*
*Who wouldn't stand up and fight!*
**
*So I leave you to think*
*On this one final note-*
*IF YOU DONT WANT SOCIALISM*
*GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!*




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And it better not be fer OBAMMA ;-)

Anonymous said...

SIMPLE MATH:

2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMPARISON TALKING POINTS



ISSUE
JOHN McCAIN
BARACK OBAMA

Favors new drilling offshore US
McCain Yes
Obama No

Will appoint judges who interpret the law not make it
McCain Yes
Obama No


Served in the US Armed Forces
McCain Yes
Obama No

Amount of time served in the US Senate
McCain 22 YEARS
Obama 173 DAYS

Will institute a socialized national health care plan
McCain No
Obama Yes

Supports abortion throughout the pregnancy
McCain No
Obama Yes

Would pull troops out of Iraq immediately
McCain No
Obama Yes

Supports gun ownership rights
McCain Yes
Obama No

Supports homosexual marriage
McCain No
Obama Yes

Proposed programs will mean a huge tax increase
McCain No
Obama Yes

Voted against making English the official language
McCain No
Obama Yes

Voted to give Social Security benefits to illegals
McCain No
Obama Yes

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

MCCAIN
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.

OBAMA
28% on profit from ALL home sales. (How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.)

DIVIDEND TAX

MCCAIN
15% (no change)

OBAMA
39.6% - (How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that 'Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.')

INCOME TAX

MCCAIN (no changes)
Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250

OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!

INHERITANCE TAX

MCCAIN
- 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

OBAMA
Restore the inheritance tax Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.

NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA

New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet. New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already) New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity) New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least....New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!! New taxes, taxes, taxes.......




You can verify the above at the following web sites:
http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/election/2008/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.taxes.html

http://elections.foxnews.com/?s=proposed+taxes

http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/politics/articles/mccain_obama_offe

WAKE UP PEOPLE!

McCain/Palin

VOTE OBAMA said...

The United States can not borrow its way out of this mess. Someone needs to pony up some cash. The rich fat cats need to share the pain of the middle class Americans who have been getting hosed over the last eight dreadful years.

The supposed "facts and figures" cited are mostly BS and erroneous! You're employing more of the same fear mongering that continues to backfire in the face of repugnant republicants!

You need to face reality October 30, 2008 8:07 AM! We're all in this together, so stop trying to divide the nation with your spinning and distorting of the truth.

OBAMA is the person to UNITE this country through this very challenging time in our history. He will surround himself with the most capable of advisors and a cabinet that shares his vision of restoring the American dream that has, unfortunately, become a nightmare for the average citizen of this once great country! The time for change has arrived!

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN on November 4!

Anonymous said...

"The supposed "facts and figures" cited are mostly BS and erroneous!"

Then that would mean at least SOME of the facts and figures are correct, huh? How bad does it have to be before you realize that Obama is WRONG for our Country?

Vote McCain/Palin

Anonymous said...

Whoa 10:05, looks like you're the one who's not facing reality. The facts are figures are bonafide. Wake up and open your eyes to the truth...before it's too late!

Anonymous said...

Real Clear Politics now shows an increased national point spread from 5.9 last night to 6.4 this morning.

OBAMA IS LEADING. HAPPIER DAYS ARE AHEAD!

And that's a truthful fact. :o)

You betcha!

Think about it ... said...

Thank You B.J. Clinton ....


Connecticut now is now poised to become a possible red state in the upcoming national election .

History has shown that since he left washington in disgrace , every time mr. clinton has come out to publically support a democrat candidate in Connecticut .... they have LOST ...


Could Connecticut turn Red ??? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Off shore drilling??? Hasn't it become abundantly clear that this was just a political ploy by the G.O.P that has failed miserably. Remember they said that gas would reach $5/gallon if we didn't do this right away? Well what happened? Gas has dropped a full dollar a gallon over the last month and without off-shore drilling. And Exxon Mobil just declared record profits today. C'mon do the math, because the math that the G.O.P has given us for the past 8 years has been remedial. McSame is just that McSame.

Anonymous said...

@ think about It

Are you high or drunk?

OBAMA is trending 55.8% to McSame's 34.7% in CT!

http://www.pollster.com/polls/ct/08-ct-pres-ge-mvo.php

Anonymous said...

"Off shore drilling???"

You're kidding, right??? All of the issues, all of the facts PROVING that Obama is wrong for the U.S., and this is the ONLY argument you can come up with???

People, get real. McCain/Palin is the ONLY way to go!

Anonymous said...

A Commander In Chief who can't get security clearance? None of us should be able to sleep well at night with an Obama win even remotely possible. At one time I was happy that Hillary was out of the race, but I'd give anything to have her back with what we know now about Obama!

Anonymous said...

"The supposed "facts and figures" cited are mostly BS and erroneous"

Really? Which ones? Set us straight The facts stated are public record. You saying that they're BS and erroneous doesn't make it so. Back up your argument with some facts...or vote McCain!!!! ;0)

Educate Yourself said...

"McCain/Palin is the ONLY way to go!"

Technically, it's McCain/Palin ARE the ONLY way to go! Didn't you learn that in grade school?

Actually, considering the source of the statement, I'm not terribly surprised you didn't know that. It's really too bad you are both ignorant and supportive of losers. It's like a double whammy.

Maybe when OBAMA becomes President and increases federal funding for college students you will take advantage of it and get better educated.

All the best of luck to you, Bubbah! :o)

Anonymous said...

Ahh yes, 5:18 still with no answers, no actual facts, no intelligent argument, just pointless attacks and insults over a typo....a typical mindless obamaian sheep.

McCain/Palin ARE the only way to go!

Anonymous said...

"McCain/Palin is the way to go" is actually correct. If it had been "McCain and Palin," then the word "are" would have been used. My degree in English came without Obama's help, and no one else needs his kind of help either.

educate yourself said...

http://www.taxcutfacts.org

Do your own homework October 30, 2008 7:28 PM.

While you're at it, open you ignorant mind to the unspeakable evil you support, and awaken to the truth!

http://www.http://educate-yourself.org/nwo

We the people... with the leaders BARACK OBAMA & JOSEPH BIDEN will end the madness and take back our Country!!!

We the people... will vote for OBAMA/BIDEN on November 4. The change is a coming! Praise Be!

WWJD said...

@ October 30, 2008 8:49 PM

If I am to understand you correctly, then you are referring to McSame and Failin' Palin as one and the same entity. In other words, a singular being.

How odd to think that way. Since, it's widely known, based on direct statements from workers within the campaign, and observations from the media, that their relationship has deteriorated beyond repair. They are much like oil and water. They are not one.

Therefore, it's no wonder the slash used to separate the two names was interpreted as an "and." Please forgive my presumption. I thought it was common knowledge that Grumpy John and Sassy Sarah have developed contempt for one another. My bad.

To your final point about others needing Barack Obama's help: I don't know exactly for whom you are speaking, and you personally may not need "his kind" of help, but I can assure you that at least 100,000,000 Americans desperately need "his kind" of help. And it can't come fast enough! Have you visited a homeless shelter recently? Do it sometime, talk to the people there, then get back to me.

Vote BARACK/BIDEN on November 4!

Karl Rove said...

Here's an interesting link for ya.

Even the highly regarded conservative Karl Rove can't deny reality. The two charts in this pdf say it all! The electoral college strongly favors OBAMA.

http://www.rove.com/uploads/0000/0047/McCain-Obama_10_29_08.pdf

Anonymous said...

"McCain/Palin is the way to go" is actually correct."

I know that and you know that, but I didn't feel like giving 5:18 an English lesson when he/she obvioius has much, much bigger problems. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

10:09 - still no facts, still no intelligent argument, just more of the same drivel...baa, baa, obaamaaa.

Wake up sheep. The wolf is at your door!

McCain!

Anonymous said...

"Unspeakable evil" ????

"with the leaders BARACK OBAMA & JOSEPH BIDEN will end the madness and take back our Country!!!"

Geez, are all you Obama people really this freaky? Last I checked, McCain wasn't growing horns and speaking in tongues or anything, and I must admit that I was totally unaware that the Country had gone mad or that we needed to take it back.

Obama seems like a nice enough guy, but he lacks the experience to run a country and he has a very questionable background. McCain seems like a nice enough guy who has a ton of experience and a lifetime of service to this country. I'm sure both want what they think is best for all of us.

What's scary is the Obama people who seem to be totally brainwashed...like the Hitler youth were back in the day...spouting all kinds of wacky accusations and justifying the questionable behavior of their leader...kinda like 9:35. Scary stuff!!!

McCain/Palin - end the insanity!

Bye Bye GOP said...

And the polls continue to show OBAMA up by 6.4 points today...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

Time is running out on the repugnant republicants!

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN on November 4! Change we need!

Abandon Ship! said...

NEWS FLASH! GOP members abandoning rudderless ship by the boat load.

Here's another example of the ship sinking...

Ken Dubestein, former Reagan Chief of Staff questions McSame's judgment for choosing Failin' Palin as running mate.

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/31/duberstein-palin/

Anonymous said...

"The Messiah" is already backing off on his promises. He's not going to put gas in your tank after all, and people who make $150,000 are going to be hit with higher taxes, not just the $250,000 earners. He is going to "look at" pulling the troops out of Iraq (remember, "look at" is not a commitment) instead of the "ten month" plan he used to talk about.

Worse than backing off from promises he made his followers, he doesn't even deny his desire to make the US a socialist country. Instead he accuses McCain and Palin of selfishness! (Check who makes the least and gives the most to charity: Sarah Palin)

Some one on this blog likened Obama to JFK. Hardly. Don't you remember: "Ask not what your country can do for you..."?

McCain/Palin, Real Americans!

end the madness said...

"I was totally unaware that the Country had gone mad or that we needed to take it back."

Precisely, October 31, 2008 8:08 AM! That's exactly the point I was trying to make!

You don't have the slightest clue!

Moreover, Bush is an unelected fascist who (along with his friends controlling the military industrial complex) wants the MADNESS to continue under the puppet regime of McSame/Failin' Palin.

Desperate John and Sidekick Sarah have sold their souls for a shot at the White House.

I wonder if any close friend or family member can even still recognize McSame. He certainly isn't the same person who ran for president in the year 2000. Back then he stood for something. Back then he still had integrity, honor, dignity and sound judgment. He has abandoned them all, and subsequently he's being abandoned by those who once respected him.

It's all over for McSame & Failin' Palin! Once again, I hope they have their concession speech ready. :o)

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN on November 4!

How sweet it is said...

Interesting point worthy of consideration concerning polls: when Ralph Nader and Bob Barr are factored into the equation then Barack Obama is leading John McCain by 7.8 points. :o)

How sweet it is...

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN on November 4.

Anonymous said...

The madness in this country takes place in Chicago...something like 300 people murdered in the last six months! And we want this Chicagoland Senator trying to lead us when he can't take care of his own?

McCain/Palin 2008!

Change We Need! said...

Absolute NONSENSE November 1, 2008 2:28 PM!

The Great Senator Obama CANNOT be held responsible for the murder rate in Chicago.
That's rubbish!

It's a well know fact, murder and larceny rise as more people become hopeless. If anyone should be held responsible for the increased crime in Chicago, and elsewhere, it's G"W"B and his posse of thieves! Their policies have been favoring the rich for eight years. Now, millions of good American people are in need of urgent help. And as a result, when help is not being made available, crime increases.

Think about it! When you're hungry, confused, hopeless, alone, and without resources, you do things you wouldn't normal do in order to survive.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden will restore hope and put people back to work. Three years from now we'll be celebrating a brighter, more hopeful, tomorrow based on respect and dignity for all Americans! It's the change we need...

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN on November 4!

Anonymous said...

"The Messiah" says he plans to lay heavier taxes on businesses and people who earn $250,000 - no wait, $200,000 - no, now it's $150,000. Whatever, the end result will be a tremendous loss of jobs. This will not help your downtrodden murderers in Chicago or anywhere else.

If "The Messiah" is elected, three years from now we will be in the worst shape we've ever been in. Open your eyes. High taxes = job loss = breadlines = loss of dignity and respect.

If McCain is elected, we will not have to worry about breadlines. People can keep their jobs, we will have a strong military, we will have respect for life, we will still have our right to bear arms. And we will not become a socialist state, we will remain a free country, less vulnerable to attack by those who would want to "test" us.

I have just heard that McCain is closing in on Obama in the polls. I don't have a lot of faith in polls for the most part, but can't help being elated at this news. I really don't want to have to lay off my employees.

Anonymous said...

Obama, a Chicago area elected official, certainly must take some responsibility for the terrible murder rate there. What is he doing about it? I haven't even heard him talk about it. He's too busy calling McCain selfish and disparaging his military service. Obama is despicable.

Obama up by 6.8 points said...

"I have just heard that McCain is closing in on Obama in the polls. I don't have a lot of faith in polls for the most part, but can't help being elated at this news."

Don't pop the cork on your champagne bottle yet November 1, 2008 10:16 PM, you've been misinformed once again.

According to the polls, McBush has actually lost even more support. He's now trailing soon-to-be President OBAMA by 6.8 points. :o)

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

Anonymous said...

Well, if your pollsters are correct, then get ready for your pink slip... Jimmy Carter's back.

Vote OBAMA/BIDEN! said...

President Jimmy Carter, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and advocate for Habitat for Humanity, is an extraordinarily fine example of the type of character we need in the White House at this time.

President Barack Obama will exceed all expectations, which have been set high, as he guides this Nation from his seat in the oval office.

His first four years as President will chart the course for the following four years. Tuesday will begin a new and exciting chapter in the history of America. A chapter of real and lasting changes for the betterment of all Americans and the entire world! If Obama is the "Messiah," then we should welcome him with a joyful heart and open arms! :o)

GIVE PEACE and HOPE A CHANCE!
Vote for OBAMA/BIDEN on November 4!

Vote OBAMA! said...

Check out this perspective on the Obama campaign from the direct experience of a conservative voter. It was posted to the Christian Science Monitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1103/p09s02-coop.html

Anonymous said...

The Republican Party is just a bunch of white racists. It is filled with a bunch of Angry White Guys (and Gals) who think the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act ruined America because it made it a lot harder for whites from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Italy, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. and made it a lot easier for the Chinese, Indians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Egyptians, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. What these racists don't GET is that the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act (Thank You Senator Ted Kennedy) greatly increased Diversity in the U.S. which has made OUR Nation stronger and a much more multicultural place to live. Before 1965 Whites of European descent made up 88% of the U.S. population. Now whites only make up 65% of the U.S. population and by 2042 they will only make up 49% of the population. By 2100 Whites of European descent will only make up about 30% of the U.S. population and only 3% of the World Population. The 2008 Election is just a turning point in American History though. By the end of this century white Europeans will be out of power in the United States(FINALLY!) and then we can finally end WHITE PRIVILEDGE and can get REAL Affirmative Action, REAL Reparations, REAL Change, and begin to redistribute wealth and property back to those who deserve it. Unfortunately, these Changes won't take place until the White Kids in Strollers and Elementary School today are in their 60's and 70's. The World is Flat. The white racist Republicans just don't seem to get it!

Anonymous said...

11:01 That is the most racist entry I've seen on this blog, and the most bigoted words I've heard in a very long time. It doesn't say much for your choice of candidate; if I were undecided, I'd go for McCain. Race is not an issue with him.