Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Can The Gloves Off Approach Be Working?
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
From Susan Duclos' Wake Up America
A note from Radarsite. Damn! Now, that's what I'm talking about. Thank you Susan D.!
That's just what I needed. As you can tell by my previous post, I was getting pretty tired. I was beginning to let the numbers get me down. I was beginning to lose confidence in the American people. I was beginning to think that maybe we really deserved a Barack Obama. I was beginning to think that no one was paying attention. Well, I got a good night's sleep and woke up to this great article from Susan and I'm back again. If I seem to be bouncing back and forth over this damned election, it's because I am. One day looks hopeful and bright and the next day it looks as though we're headed for certain disaster. It's been -- and still is -- an emotional roller coaster. And I know I'm not the only one on this crazy ride. This article has done me a world of good. I feel reinvigorated and hopeful once again.
It's just hard sometimes. It's hard to listen to some of the inane reasons some of the people I know are using to vote for Obama and not get disillusioned. Knowing what we know about Barack Hussein Obama and his people it's hard to see all those damn Obama signs in my neighborhood and not succumb to doom and gloom. But all I needed was a good night's sleep and a corrective article like this one. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do. - rg
When Sarah Palin took off the gloves and the McCain campaign started making the "Joe Six-Pack crowd aware of Obama's connections to people like Domestic terrorist William Ayers, and Anti-American Jeremiah Wright as well as McCain showing how much monies Barack Obama has received from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Obama is one of the top three recipients), it seems the new polling results have started showing an uptick for the McCain campaign cutting into Obama's lead.Zogby has Obama's lead down to a 1.9 percentage point, within the margin of error, HotLine has it at Obama/Biden 4 5percent, McCain/Palin 44 percent with nine percent undecided.
An important note from the HotLine data:
McCain, however, now has his largest lead ever on energy issues. 46% favor the GOP nominee on managing U.S. energy policies, and 40% favor Obama. One week ago, in the survey completed 9/30, Obama led 46-40% on energy.Today's Diageo/Hotline tracking poll, conducted 10/5-7 by FD, surveyed 904 LVs and has a margin of error of +/- 3.3%. Party ID Breakdown for the sample is 41%D, 36%R, 18%I.So, Obama holds a one percentage point lead yet the sample shows 5 percent more Democratic respondents than Republican.The chart from BattleGround is interesting as well showing over the last week, McCain's levels rising and Obama's lowering, although Obama still holds a 4 percent lead over McCain.If the pattern continues as is, that won't last though.Rasmussen still shows McCain down by 6 percent, but he was down by eight... is this a trend emerging in multiple polls?None of this reflects last night's debate, but now that people know what questions to ask about Obama, perhaps they will start digging into his radical associations, questionable votes, voting record and these numbers will continue in the pattern this week is beginning to show.Polls are only a snapshot, a guide to tell us patterns and trends and when used for that direct purpose they can be handy but they cannot tell us how people will definitely vote when they go to the polling booths.
Hopefully enough people will understand that Obama's rhetoric might comforting, but he hasn't the record behind him to back up his lofty promises.Note to the John McCain campaign- Do not forget about Rezko, Meeks and ACORN... people need to know it all in order to make an informed decision.