Friday, September 12, 2008

How Tight Is It?

How tight is the presidential race today? Three points separate the candidates:


These results, based on interviewing conducted Tuesday through Thursday, mark the first time since the Sept. 4-6 report that McCain does not have a statistically significant lead over Obama, and also reflect interviewing on Thursday that showed a very close race.
This is proving to be one of the tightest races in recent memory. Sarah Palin has indeed energized the Republican base in a way that no one expected, and this election is turning out much differently than many thought it might. The Democrats thought it was just their turn and we would play dead and bow before the new Messiah.

Instead, the media has simply made cultural conservatives more angry, ignoring the obvious trend that the average voter has soured on Barack Obama.

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At Saturday, September 13, 2008 11:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The new Messiah"? Your pro-McCain bias is showing and there is an implicit racist tone here, David. Does this mean we who oppose him should refer to McCain as "John---I'm a POW so how dare you criticize me---McCain"?

You're right however, in that this race will be very tight. Did anyone with a respectable opinion ever predict otherwise?

McCain will probably lose, narrowly, when all is said and done. Very likely, however, McCain could lose the Electoral College while winning the popular vote due to the huge margins he'll undoubtedly run up in the former slave states.

Does such talk agitate the right-wing extremists? I guess so. But even they can't deny that this might happen. And if it does, they can go pound sand for four years, while plotting some sort of "revenge", hopefully not Timothy McVeigh style.


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