Rasmussen National: Trending to Tied
by Jerome Armstrong, Sat Aug 09, 2008 at 08:41:36 AM EDT
Summary of Weekly Polling Results Rasmussen Reports 7,000 Likely Voters Per Week No Leaners With Leaners Wk Ending Obama McCain Obama McCain Aug 3 44 43 47 46 Jul 27 45 41 48 45 Jul 20 44 41 46 46 Jul 13 44 41 47 45 Jul 6 46 40 49 44 Jun 29 46 40 49 44 Jun 22 46 40 49 43 Jun 15 46 40 49 44 Jun 8 46 40 49 44We can revisit this at the beginning of the week, but with todays results, it looks like this week will result in the following:
Aug 10 44 44 47 47All tied up. No doubt, Daschle is right is saying that Obama took a small polling hit from the McCain attacks on Obama as a lightweight celebrity candidate. But I believe the bigger result was that the attacks energized the Republican base to more strongly favor McCain.
It will be interesting to watch the reaction to the potential of Lieberman being the VP for McCain, now that we can read Lieberman's on the McCain shortlist, but here's a sample. This, like traveling with Ridge in PA next week, is likely a floater more than a real option. I don't believe that Romney is going to be chosen either now (too late to get his money). Palin is mentioned a lot by conservatives, but not by the McCain campaign. Is Cantor for real? He's seen as a lightweight in VA. Pawlenty may get it by default.