10 Days To Go

This Bloomberg News article, titled "Obama Widens Lead Over McCain in Nation, Key States", is currently linked on the front page of yahoo.com. It begins:

Democrat Barack Obama widened his lead over Republican John McCain in most national polls and surveys of key states as the U.S. election contest heads into its final full week.

The Illinois senator was up 8 points over presidential rival McCain in an average of 16 polls taken during the last week, according to RealClearPolitics.com. Last week, Obama was up about 6 points.

Obama also has built leads in so-called battleground states including Pennsylvania and Ohio and he has an edge over McCain in some states that were Republican strongholds, such as Virginia and North Carolina.

On top of this there are a couple new polls out today that show Obama expanding his lead in two states where, despite his insistence that it's "Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania" McCain needs to close for him.

From Nate:

Meanwhile, John McCain is running into some further problems at the state level. In Colorado, a Rocky Mountain News poll now has Barack Obama 12 points ahead; McCain had led by 3 in the RMN poll in August. Obama also leads in two polls out of Ohio; PPP has him ahead by 7, and the University of Cincinnati / Ohio Newspapers Poll, which had shown him trailing by 2 earlier this month, now shows him ahead by 3.

And in the WTF department, kos has some surprising news out of John McCain's home state.

Myers Research (D) & Grove Insight (D). 10/23-24. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)

Likely voters

McCain (R) 44
Obama (D) 40

Early voters (34% of the sample)

McCain (R) 46
Obama (D) 47

This is an amazing place to be but as a wise man once said:

For his part, Obama is not taking anything for granted. "We can't let up, and we won't let up," he said last week at a rally in Leesburg, Va.

Cheering supporters cut him off as he began to say, "If I am president..." He told them: "No, no, no. I'm superstitious. I don't like counting those chickens."

10 days...

Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain (all tags)



Re: 10 Days To Go


That AZ poll is amazing, no wonder JMac is campaigning in Arizona today!
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/200 8/10/25/mccain-to-obama-finish-race-befo re-starting-the-victory-lap/#comments

Go to AZ Obama! (or send someone!)

by YourConcernsAreNoted 2008-10-25 04:43PM | 0 recs
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My brother-in-law and his wife are long-time Arizona residents and Republicans. Both are voting for Obama. My brother-in-law says it is because he 'knows' McCain and considers him useless. I am not sure what to make of it, but at least it adds 2 votes to the popular vote.

by Roberta 2008-10-25 05:24PM | 0 recs
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Reagan went to Minnesota in 1984 and almost took it.

No time for pity or formality. Embarrass the fuckers and take all you can.

Nothing would be better for the campaign PR-wise than Obama attracting 30,000 people for a rally in Phoenix. The story would swallow up the news cycle for 3 days at the prospect of McCain losing his home state, plus the state would get polled, AND McCain would be forced to dump the few million he's got left in his own home state. It's a win win.

by need some wood 2008-10-25 05:33PM | 0 recs

Kos is reporting that Arizona State will release a poll that will likely have similar results.

by RandyMI 2008-10-25 05:43PM | 0 recs
What does McCain do now?

What do you think McCain will do for the last ten days?

Continue the slash & burn, go down in flames and forever trash his reputation?

Or does he see the writing on the wall, coast to defeat and spend his time trying to shore up failing congressional Republicans?

What would you advise him to do if he asked you?

by James Earl 2008-10-25 05:44PM | 0 recs
Re: What does McCain do now?

take some malox, and watch an andy griffeth marathon.

by Doug Tuttle 2008-10-25 06:18PM | 0 recs
No, no, not Andy Griffith....

Ron Howard Wigs Out for Obama in Latest Film

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b65485_r on_howard_wigs_out_obama_in_latest_film. html

Griffith, Opie, the Fonz for Obama....

by mady 2008-10-25 07:32PM | 0 recs
by WashStateBlue 2008-10-25 07:02PM | 0 recs


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