Skip Nav
Wedding
This Classic Detroit Wedding May Make You Nostalgic For the Snow
Viral Videos
This Reason This Teen Took His Mom to Prom Will Move You to Tears
Relationships
The Perks of Getting Married in Your Early 20s

Polls & Personalities Keep Campaigns Guessing Until the End

Polls & Personalities Keep Campaigns Guessing Until the End

Leaks allegedly coming from the Obama campaign, along with a new AP poll, suggest a Democratic win is not as sure as people may think.

The latest AP poll shows the candidates in a dead heat, with Obama at 44 percent and McCain at 43 percent. While this could suggest that McCain's latest Joe-the-Plumber narrative has struck a cord, some point to the methodology as reason for caution. Evangelical Christians make up 44 percent of the poll sample, while they just made up 23 percent of 2004 voters.

Meanwhile yesterday, a rumor broke that Obama's internal poll numbers from Pennsylvania put him only two points ahead. The rumor has not been corroborated, but either way I'm sure the Obama camp is not taking any swing state for granted.

Despite this apparent good news, things don't appear so rosy in the McCain campaign. NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd gave a candid assessment of the mood during his network's interview with the Republican ticket. Todd said:

[T]he chemistry is just not there. You do wonder, is John McCain starting to blame her for things? Blaming himself? Is she blaming him? And maybe they don't feel they can win right now, so they are missing that intensity. That was the thing that struck me more than anything. You almost wonder why they wanted the two of them sitting next to each other.

To see a clip of Brian Williams' interview with Palin and McCain,

.

You can watch the full interview here.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 7 years
Am I the only one that is annoyed that neither of them can pronounce Mahmoud Ahmadinejad correctly? There's no "ach". Sorry, pet peeve!
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I think if it were illegal, there would certainly be an investigation but I haven't heard of one yet. Is it being investigated?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Sl, I'm sure you also saw in that otherpost where several people mentioned that the need for this specfic clothing obviously wouldn't exist irrespective of the campaign. what Palin and the RNC did is perfectly legal.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 7 years
chantondeneige this was from a post in another group: Campaign finance laws prohibit candidates from spending donor cash to their authorized personal campaign committee on costs “that would exist irrespective of the candidate’s election campaign,” including clothing, vacations and gym memberships. McCain himself has said this kind of thing should be illegal. I will find the source if you would like.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 7 years
chantondeneige this was from a post in another group:Campaign finance laws prohibit candidates from spending donor cash to their authorized personal campaign committee on costs “that would exist irrespective of the candidate’s election campaign,” including clothing, vacations and gym memberships.McCain himself has said this kind of thing should be illegal. I will find the source if you would like.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
It's more relaxing than dealing with the class I had today. Sweet kids but hyper and moody.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Thanks! It just sounded like it was going to be a chore to dig it up, so I didn't want you to have to go to the trouble.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
"Don't dig it up on my account, I was just putting the idea out there. If you say there are several polls to back it up, I believe you." Okay but I find info from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
"Don't dig it up on my account, I was just putting the idea out there. If you say there are several polls to back it up, I believe you."Okay but I find info from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
But, and not saying it's a given or anything, but if a few states break for Obama early on (say, Virginia and Florida) it could be a foregone conclusion before the polls even close in California. Which would be awkward.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
If he kicks a chocolate lab, he will be handing the presidency over to McCain. It will be over. :dog:
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
sexylibrarian, [It is illegal to use campaigne funds for personal use.]? Please explain to me how clothing used on the campaign, which will be given away after (mmm, could I please have some of the giveaways?) is personal use?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Don't dig it up on my account, I was just putting the idea out there. If you say there are several polls to back it up, I believe you. And you're right, kastarte! Let's say a chocolate lab puppy. I think that would lose it for him.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Don't dig it up on my account, I was just putting the idea out there. If you say there are several polls to back it up, I believe you.And you're right, kastarte! Let's say a chocolate lab puppy. I think that would lose it for him.
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
Good point lil, I didn't think about that.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
I already voted and so have most of my friends, Oregon does mail in ballot, and we are getting together on Nov 4 for moral support to make it through the night. We don't think its in the bag and we're tense as hell. We hope the polls are right and Obama coasts to presidency, but the polls could be wrong and anything could happen.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
lil, I think it would depend on the breed of puppy. Some breeds are loved more than others.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
I hoped 2004 was the end of Bush and company. But I wasn't crazy enough to rule out a Bush win.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
Because there are several polls from 2004 that back this up. Now I'll have dig up that info.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Well, if Obama kicks a puppy, that could also lose it for him.
Mykie7 Mykie7 7 years
I'm glad someone finally said it's NOT in the bag. I've been saying all along, "In 2004, the Dems thought it was a lock too, and look what happened when we all woke up Wednesday morning!" I've been hearing from radio commentators, obama supporters, EVEN McCain supporters that "This is done. The only way McCain can win now is if Obama murders someone on camera." (That quote was actually made yesterday ON AIR, by a Radio commentator). I would LOVE it if all the Obama supporters got complacent, and thought he had it locked. I am also glad to see that so many on here DON'T think it's in the bag. I think it's important, not matter WHICH side you support, to not give up ever.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
"This wasn't personal use because she wouldn't have needed the clothing had she not been campaigning." Exactly! Not a hard concept to understand. This is such a non issue. And she has to give them away when the campaign ends so I really don't know why this is a big deal. Certainly there are more important things for us liberals to be concerned with?
True-Song True-Song 7 years
I think polls are so interesting just in and of themselves! I have said it before, but I am obsessed with FiveThirtyEight.com. They just had a post today about a poll indicated McCain was leading among young people (18-24) 74-22. http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-aka-nate.html
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Just to throw it out there, how do we know the recent poll is flawed and not the one taken in 2004?
liliblu liliblu 7 years
I still don't think the election is in the bag. We still have to vote.
Politicians Using Music Without Permission
Sarah Palin Responds to PETA
Sarah Palin's Family Fight in Alaska
Sarah Palin on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon 2014
Meghan McCain on Hillary Clinton in New Book
Sarah Palin Today Show
Fox News Hired Sarah Palin Because She Was Hot

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
X