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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:02 AM
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Rasmussen: McCain 50%, Obama 47%
Edited on Sun Sep-14-08 08:05 AM by dennis4868
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows John McCain reaching the 50% level of support for the first time since Barack Obama wrapped up the Democratic Presidential Nomination. McCain retains a three-point advantage for the third straight day, 50% to 47%.McCain voters are now more excited about the election than Obamas.

WTF? How can half the people go for people who simply lie their ass off and have no plans to make the country better. It boggles the mind! :-(
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:03 AM
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1. No way... I don't know whose pocket these fuckers are in but No Way
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:04 AM
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2. Nonstop MSM coverage of Palin in a halo of glory and two effective attack ads.
nt
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:05 AM
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3. That poll is bullshit .... "they" are getting ready to steal another one
Gotta make it look like Obama is behind .....

If McCain wins the meme will be all those Hillary voters were mad
so they voted for McCain
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:08 AM
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7. This poll wasn't bullshit here at DU...
when they had Obama ahead....
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:06 AM
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4. Very disappointing to see how many people don't see through McCain's lies.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:06 AM
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5. The sheeple...
probably do not believe the media when they call out McCain for lying...
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:08 AM
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10. If its one thing you have to give the Republicans
Is the brilliance of the "liberal media" myth (read lie).
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:07 AM
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6. This is what matters...
The Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator shows McCain leading in states with 200 Electoral College votes while Obama has the edge in states with 193 votes. When leaners are included, shows Obama leading 259-247 (see Quick Campaign Overview). A total of 270 Electoral Votes are needed to win the White House (see 50-State Summary).



Please post a link to the poll the next time you start a thread:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics...
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:08 AM
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8. Rasmussen is a Rethug polling company, have no fear.
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renie408 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:08 AM
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9. I am not normally a conspiracy theorist, but DAMN if that doesn't seem wrong. n/t
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carpe diem Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:18 AM
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11. i have avoided all the 'this poll is bullshit' posts...
but i simply cannot believe that half this country is falling for this bullshit AGAIN...i'm with the person who posted the 'i'm not buying it' rant...i do not believe it...and i pray daily for the Obama ground game...
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:20 AM
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13. I hope it is wrong...
50% does seem pretty high...I just do not get it....i really don't

:-(
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my3boyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:19 AM
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12. McCain always does better on weekends for some reason. nt
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:22 AM
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14. WHY in the hell would you go by Rasmussen Reports? Hardcore, fundie Republican firm.
Edited on Sun Sep-14-08 08:26 AM by kayell
Ya think they might have some bias in their polling methods? Have you LOOKED at their site?! Sheesh.

"Founded by pollster Scott Rasmussen, co-founder of ESPN and Evangelical Christian" Wikipedia.

Spare us.
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:51 AM
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27. Rasmussen Reports - endorsed by Bill Frist on their website. nt
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:22 AM
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15. Here's Kos' Poll
http://www.dailykos.com /

It doesn't include yesterday's results but it's close to Rasmussen's results...


The race appears to be close with a slight edge to McSame...
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:22 AM
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16. There's a mushier middle than we want to admit.
A good number of Americans simply sway with what they're presented with--if they see a feisty-sounding/looking gal and a beat-up old man who's a bit invigorated, they see an underdog coming from behind.

I saw a poll yesterday that showed about 20% of Americans acknowledged that they didn't know if Palin's views on abortion and other issues would affect their vote--it's another way of understanding that at minimum, 20% of Americans simply don't know her views on issues.

I have some confidence that once this is brought to light (and similarly, about McCain, because a LOT of people still think he's more moderate than he really is) that the polls will go our way.

Along with a lot of very tough street-fighting from Obama, of course.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:24 AM
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18. I would suggest that...
it is more like 80% of the people who have no clue what is going on in this election...we are in the minority.
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Frumious B Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:24 AM
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17. Why haven't they given their numbers without "leaners" for the past two days?
I'm not saying I think it's some conspiracy, but I just find it odd that they would abruptly start omitting part of their polling data that they have always included to this point.

Hopefully today is the day that the momentum starts to swing back towards Obama.

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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:27 AM
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19. No matter how much...
the media/Obama tells the people about McCain's/Palin's lies and their record, their numbers do not go down.

Do people like liars?
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:28 AM
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21. Perhaps A Plurality Or Majority Of Americans Ignore The Media
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:27 AM
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20. These polls are not important. They are subject to change and
may or may not be correct. Ground game and getting people registered is important. Working to ensure we don't have voter fraud is important.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:29 AM
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22. I hope you are right...
it is still frustrating to watch McCain/Palin lie their asses off and have no real plan to put the countty back on track and to have to see these poll numbers...it is a real letdown...I do not have confidence in the american people to see through the McCain campaign lies.
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Frumious B Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:31 AM
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23. The polls affect public perception of a candidate.
They fuel media narratives and campaign coverage.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:33 AM
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24. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows..ummm
Edited on Sun Sep-14-08 08:34 AM by nc4bo
:wtf: is that supposed mean?

Tracking poll for Sunday shows? pffftt....I'm calling bullshit on the deceptive manipulation.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:36 AM
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25. It's Not That Much Different Than Kos' Poll
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:49 AM
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26. Founded by pollster Scott Rasmussen, co-founder of ESPN and Evangelical Christian
Endorsement by Bill Frist on their website. Bound to be totally reliable. :sarcasm:
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