Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Obama back up in the polls, "Palin factor" short-lived

mccain bounce over
image via political base

McCain Still Tied To Bush, Palin Slips, Obama Leads By 5
Candidates back to where they were before conventions, and Palin pick

Polls taken after the Republican convention suggested that Mr. McCain had enjoyed a surge of support - particularly among white women after his selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate - but the latest poll indicates “the Palin effect” was, at least so far, a limited burst of interest.

The contest appears to be roughly where it was before the two conventions and before the vice presidential selections: Mr. Obama has the support of 48 percent of registered voters, compared with 43 percent for Mr. McCain, a difference within the poll’s margin of sampling error, and statistically unchanged from the tally in the last New York Times/CBS News Poll in mid-August.

White women are evenly divided between Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama; before the conventions, Mr. McCain led Mr. Obama among white women by a margin of 44 percent to 37 percent.

By contrast, at this point in the 2004 campaign, President Bush was leading Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic challenger, by 56 percent to 37 percent among white women.

and in a TOTALLY unrelated story...

Palin's Favorability Ratings Begin to Falter
Palin seems to have lost some of her luster. Since Sept. 13, Palin's unfavorables have climbed from 30 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, her favorables have slipped from 52 percent to 48 percent. That's a three-day net swing of -10 points, and it leaves her in the Sept. 15 Diageo/Hotline tracking poll tied for the smallest favorability split (+12)** of any of the Final Four. [UPDATE: The Sept. 17 Diageo/Hotline tracking poll shows Palin at 47 percent favorable and 37 percent unfavorable--an even narrower +10 split.] Over the course of a single weekend, in other words, Palin went from being the most popular White House hopeful to the least.

seems like saying you don't know what the bush doctrine is and contradicting yourself constantly on tv interviews while making the exact same speech at every single political rally has some kind of effect, doesn't it?

so take that, you lyin', pork requestin', lipstick wearin', polar bear killin', feminism-manipulatin', bushian fascist mayor who made women pay for their OWN RAPE KITS!

karma's a bitch ain't it?

1 comment:

Aunt Bea said...

Oooo you got that right, Lia. Karma is a bitch all right...

The Palin bounce is going flat, thank doggy!

Obama's support is rising and is going to keep on rising right through the election.

McCain, especially suddenly pro-regulation McCain with Atilla the Mom on board as VP, is a joke. He's Bush III, more of the same only older and more confused.