Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Wow! Am I really seeing this? Here it is mid-August and the “Chosen One” is slipping in the national polls. What could be happening here?

In a sharp turnaround, McCain has opened a 5-point lead on Obama and, according to the Zogby/Reuters questionnaire, McCain is perceived to be a stronger manager of the economy.

With McCain at 46% and Obama 41% percent likely voters, Obama’s 7% lead has dried up. What would you say is the cause; the wishy-washy answer on women’s reproduction, the off shore drilling flip-flop? Or could it be that America really didn’t understand his trip overseas?

Zogby says: McCain now has a 9-point edge, 49 percent to 40 percent, over Obama on the critical question of who would be the best manager of the economy. So, who is Obama listening to on these key issues?

Keep in mind, there is the nagging issue of gas prices and the need for solutions to the energy crisis we are heading for. McCain’s push for an expansion of offshore oil drilling as gasoline prices hover near $4 has excited the electorate.

Obama had opposed new offshore drilling, but said recently he would support a limited expansion as part of a comprehensive energy program. Even though it would be over 10 years before a new oil rig would offer its first drop of crude.

According to Zogby; Obama's support among ages of 18 and 29, which had been one of his strengths, slipped 12 percentage points to 52%. McCain, who will turn 72 next week, was winning 40% of those same voters. "Those are not the numbers Obama needs to win,"

Of those questioned, how many do you think were Hillary Clinton supporters and who do you think they voted for? You guessed it! With the youth vote slipping and probably wont show up November 4th and Clinton supporters still angry about the open primaries, Obama may not realize the dream of being the first black President. Everything seems to depend on who either of them chooses for VP.

Zogby’s telephone poll of 1,089 likely voters had a margin of error of 3% points.


Anonymous said...

It's still not to late, the DNC can still pick Hillary.

Obama can still pick her as his running mate.

If either of these things fails to happen, I think Obama is going to lose.

There are too many people who supported Hillary who are PISSED OFF.

Don't forget.... The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Hillary knows that.

Anonymous said...

Based only on these pictures - I think we need to vote Obama.