Obama Goes 5 and 0

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Barack Obama is holding solid leads in nearly every national tracking poll of the presidential race and has broken 50% in four of them. With 23 days left until the election, Obama is poised to win the election by a landslide.

Diageo/Hotline: Obama 50%, McCain 40%

Gallup: Obama 51%, McCain 42%

Rasmussen: Obama 52%, McCain 45%

Research 2000: Obama 52%, McCain 40%

Zogby: Obama 48%, McCain 44%

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9 Responses to Obama Goes 5 and 0

  1. The internals are fascinating to me.

    Remember when the chattering class said Obama would never win among the 60+ age group?

    Well that was then. Today, Obama leads in this age bracket 48 to 45.

    Remember when the chattering class said Obama had problems with Latinos?

    Obama is ahead with Latinos 69 to 21.

    If this election isn’t shaping up to be a landslide, then I don’t know politics. I think Obama will win by numbers far in excess of what we saw in 1980 when Reagan won the presidency.

  2. D.R.Scott says:

    Do you know why Obama is gonna win the election?

    Because my wife’s stepfather can’t afford to retire this year–and probably not the year after that. He’s 76 years old, and he can’t afford to retire because his retirement fund lost too much money. After working hard most of his life, he can’t enjoy his retirement because the greedy ratfucks in the Republican pissed the money away. And he’s not alone.

    Obama is going to be the next president of the United States because poverty terrifies people more than gay marriage and make-believe terrorists, and as Chris Rock said, “Bush has fucked up things so bad, folks are scared to vote for the white guy!”

    It’s might be too late for my wife’s stepfather. Let’s hope it ain’t too late for the rest of us.

  3. libhomo says:

    Obama will win, but whether the Democrats hold Congress in 2010 and whether Obama gets reelected depends on whether or not he makes a stronger break with the Bush policies than he did during his campaign.

    We will need to pressure the Democrats very hard to act like Democrats. FDR encouraged the left to pressure him into following through on his promises because he was under plenty of pressure to gut them. We need to play the same role that the left did in the 30s.

  4. Harry says:

    Democrats always do better on economic issues and the economy, both here and globally, is a total mess. I wish Obama well. He has his work cut out for him.

  5. Woodcliffe says:

    Campaigns are like weddings and funerals.

    They bring out the best and the worst in people. I thought I had an idea, a notion, if you will, of who were Bill and Hillary Clinton. The primary race introduced me to two very petty, narcissistic and racist people who were strangers.

    The same with John McCain. I never agreed with is politics but he was a feature on the Sunday morning politics for 20 years and while I never agreed with his politics, he seemed as decent as a Republican can be. All this changed when he won the GOP nomination. He revealed himself to be a vicious, rumor-mongering, hate-filed old man.

    So is it any wonder Barack Obama is winning? He’s young, smart and engaged and best of all, he knows what it is like to struggle. He wasn’t born into wealth and he didn’t marry into wealth. He’s a self-made man. Isn’t this what America is all about?

  6. Mauigirl says:

    Great news! But please don’t use the “L” (Landslide) word! We can’t become overconfident. We need everyone to go out and work their butts off for this election and get the vote out and fight any efforts the GOP operatives make to suppress it.

    (But it sure does look good….)

  7. rjjrdq says:

    Bush is a buffoon, but in all fairness, you can’t blame this entire economic mess on his bunch. A lot of it, but not all. Dems were defending bad loans as well. It’s a bi-partisan effort. That said, your vote may not even count next month. The fraud on both sides of this campaign is staggering…

  8. Fran says:

    HOORAY!!!!!!! But do check to make sure your voter registration has not been accidentally purged from the list.

  9. Charles says:

    On one thing I agree with McCain and Sara. The only poll that really counts is Nov. 4. I’m holding my breath. There may yet be an October surprise. It could be a landslide for Obama, but I’ll be glad for 270 and anything above that.

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