Strong State Polls Today
by rfahey22, Wed Aug 27, 2008 at 01:02:59 PM EDT
I thought that I would bring everyone a little mid-convention cheer today. For what it's worth, Time has just released poll results showing Obama doing very well in Western states:
Colorado: McCain 47, Obama 46
Pennsylvania: Obama 48, McCain 43
Nevada: Obama 49, McCain 44
New Mexico: Obama 53, McCain 40
Additionally, word is that Plouffe is quite optimistic about our chances in November:
Barack Obama's margin among independent swing-voting women and sporadically voting Democrats are two of the main metrics his campaign is closely monitoring, Obama's election manager, David Plouffe, said today.
Plouffe, speaking to reporters, editors and executives of the Atlantic Media company in a throwback conference room in downtown Denver, said that Obama's internal polling suggests that McCain runs a double-digit deficit with this group runs into the double digits in some swing states. "And that's before they know about his position on choice and that he's against equal pay," Plouffe said.
Other nuggets from Plouffe:
* If McCain doesn't win Colorado, "he has a 5% chance to win the election."
* He believes that they have "a slight edge" in Virginia.
* Said HIllary Clinton's speech "could not have gone better."
* Said the campaign "is really pleased" with where they are in Montana.
Update: Obamafan notes a new Florida poll from New Orlando Sentinel/Mason-Dixon with Obama at 45% and McCain at 44%, with 11% undecided.