PA: PRIVATE Polls Give Obama DOUBLE-DIGIT Lead
by RandyMI, Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 06:43:25 PM EDT
For the last two weeks, we all heard about the mythical internal poll giving Barack Obama a mere two-point lead. However, a new post by Marc Ambinder SHATTERS the myth just 10 days before the election.
The scheduling reflects McCain's tough electoral math. With some -- though by no means all -- advisers all but conceding Colorado, McCain would be forced to win a blue state in order to recoup the electoral votes. New Hampshire wouldn't give him enough, and Pennsylvania, the McCain campaign believes, is the most brittle of the remaining states. Public and private polls give Obama a double digit lead in the state, but McCain advisers believe that Obama is underperforming in the suburbs and exurban counties around Pittsburgh. Tensions between the two campaigns in the state is acute.
This gives us no reason to breath easy about PA or any state as we still have ten days to go before this is over. What also remains to be seen is what, if any, impact the "B Hoax" will have on Pittsburgh-area voters. However, I have one question. If Obama is underperforming in the greater Pitt area, where is he OVERperforming to give him a double-digit lead?