Obama Leads McCain in PA, OH, & FL

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Remember how the eastcoast media elites kept pushing the “Obama has a problem in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida” meme? Especially, from talkingheads like Chris Mathews, David Gregory, and Wolf Blitzer?

Well, guess what? It ain’t so.

According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll:

Democrat Barack Obama is leading Republican John McCain in all three states.

Obama is ahead of McCain by a statistically significant margins. He leads 47 percent to 43 percent in Florida; 48 to 42 percent in Ohio and 52 to 40 percent in Pennsylvania.

Cable MSM is so busy mourning the end of Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated campaign that they’re not following the numbers. Wake up, cable.

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16 Responses to Obama Leads McCain in PA, OH, & FL

  1. Rachel says:

    The Friday afternoon before the Saturday Hillary finally accepted reality and conceded to Obama, I turned on CNN and Wolf Blitzer looked like he had been crying. His eyes were red and his voice was quavering. Never have I seen a network so invested in helping get a candidate elected as CNN and their commitment to Hillary.

  2. Harry says:

    I know it’s early but these are very encouraging numbers for Barack. I hope they hold until November.

  3. Aunt Peg says:

    This poll is all fine and well but I have to tell you.

    After the primary race, I would be just as happy to never hear the names “Pennsylvania” and “Ohio” again in my life.

    That’s all I heard from Chris Mathews and David Gregory and they used these two states to try and beat up Obama and marginalize him.

  4. DMason says:

    I hear ya’, Aunt Peg. Who gives a flying fuck about Ohio? Well, at least McSame will always have Texas and Kentucky. May he enjoy them and they enjoy him.

  5. Walk on Socks says:

    Actually, Obama articulated a strategy for electoral victory without having to carry the old rustbelt states of Ohiio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia by carrying western states like Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

    If he’s correct, this will be the first General Election where the Northeast is irrelevant.

  6. Elle says:

    But the question is , can BO keep that lead and make it stronger or will McCain pull a come behind?

  7. Adirondacky says:

    The GOP has resurrected Rudy “I married my cousin” Guiliani to start spinning the “Obama has a Sept 10th mentality” meme. This is how the GOP will try to attack Obama on national security. I find it very curious because George Bush has had nearly 7 years to apprehend Obama bin Laden and what did he do? He invaded the wrong country, that’s what he did. I think McCain is toast and the Republican party knows it.

  8. Diane says:

    Of those states, Florida surprises me the most. And McCain won’t help himself in Florida by pushing for offshore drilling.

  9. emcee says:

    McCain has decided to associate himself with the most unpopular president in modern history.

    Bush is less popular than was Nixon in the weeks before he resigned the presidency.

    Maybe Obama can ask McCain why he voted against the last GI bill? These conservative rascals love a good war but they sure as hell hate the veterans who they send to fight it.

  10. TOM339 says:

    The one thing Obama has going for him that may even win him the support of the racist rightwing is his position on the Iraq war.

    Everyone is sick and tired of this war and the cost it is extracting on American lives and the economy.

    McCain, by contrast, is down with the troops staying in Iraq for another 100 years. His position is Bush’s position and it is 100 percent opposite from 71% of the American public.

    Obama has the moral authority when it come to ending this war and bringing the troops home.

  11. Kellybelle says:

    Great news! I’m with Harry though, I think there are gonna be lots of ups and downs between now and Nov.

  12. California Dreamin' says:

    I think the Democrats are looking at victory in the General Election in November.

    We’ve got the best candidate (Obama) and we’re on the correct side of the Iraq war (end it) and the economy is in ruins and perhaps most of all, the voters have had enough of Republican tyranny. The people want to clean house and clean up.

  13. Joe in Colorado says:

    McCain is a damned idiot. The more the American people get to know him, the more they will reject him. He’s about as qualified to be president as is George Bush.

  14. I have been saying for quite awhile up here by Lake Erie that there are not alot of people in love with McInsane….( and his events where he travels around with Dewhine are very poorly attended…he would do better to have Freddy Thompson Living room events..)the reason these numbers are interesting is also that Obama and Mcsame have both spent time here in recent weeks….so it shows that he can WIN here….

  15. .
    Obama only lost -narrowly- in Ohio & PA because they have strong, disciplined Democratic Party organizations there, and Demo Governors they like, who liked Hillary. Now they like Obama, disciplined Dems that they are. The days of media brainwashing are over.

    McCain troubled himself to repeat Bush’s asinine idea for coastal oil drilling, word for word today, as if were his own independent idea. Why not just say, “I support the President?” The NewsNets, of course, all loved the idea. BWAHAHA!!!

    So, McCain is losing in PA, OH & FL? Here’s an example of why:

    Read it and f*ckin’ puke.

  16. Miranda says:

    Well duh…..Operation Chaos was the only reason for those primary victories in the first place…except FL…I mean, if I already know the vote won’t count, probably won’t make much effort to actually do it. What was the turnout in South Florida again? Yeah, very very low.

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