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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:10 PM
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NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama keeps lead over McCain
Source: MSNBC/AP

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans think Barack Obama is a riskier choice for the presidency, but he maintains a six-point lead over Republican John McCain, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.


For McCain, it comes amid a toxic political climate for Republicans. Just three in 10 respondents approve of President Bushs job. Only one in seven McCain voters say theyre excited to vote for him. And the percentage of Americans who believe the country is on the right track is at its lowest mark ever in the poll.

For Obama, its that a majority think hes a risky choice for the presidency; that less than half say the Illinois Democrat shares their background and values; and that there are concerns hes too inexperienced.


After embarking on his highly publicized trip overseas, Obama enjoys a 47-41 percent advantage over McCain, which is unchanged from last month. The survey was conducted of 1,003 registered voters from Friday to Monday, July 18-21, during Obama's overseas trip. It has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.

But Obamas lead over McCain expands to 13 points when third-party candidates Ralph Nader and Bob Barr are added into the mix with Obama at 48 percent, McCain at 35 percent, Nader at 5 percent and Barr at 2 percent. However, its important to note that the pro-Obama vote (48 percent) and anti-Obama vote (adding up to 42 percent) is consistent with the result from the two-way match up.

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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:13 PM
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1. I think it is interesting that with Nader in there McCain's support drops.
What that tells me is that part of McCain's support is that he is drawing still disaffected Democrats.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:28 PM
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2. Anyone claiming to be a Democrat considering voting for McCain
is an assclown, with no regard for a woman's right to choose, or a regard for a right to birth control.

Those people also apparently don't care about the rape of our economy by Repukes, either.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:55 PM
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3. Perhaps Hillary supporters polling for McSame then going to Nader
as a Any but Obama move. Disgusting but that looks to be the case.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:06 PM
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4. They've allowed themselves to be blinded
by pissiness. Talk about cutting off your own nose to spite your face!
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 PM
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5. NBC Breaks promise, doesn't report pro-Obama Iraq poll result
Something bad is up at NBC. Its blog, First Read, promised Nightly News would report the new NBC poll result which found that 60% of Americans support a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq while 30% believe its a bad idea. That's tremendous support for Obama's position. The timeline issue has been at the core of the entire week's news coverage. McCain centered his campaign on opposing the timeline. The poll result is big news out here on the web.



This is more proof NBC is biased in favor of McCain. Somebody up top must have got to this poll story before the public had a chance to find out the truth.

Teasing the new NBC/WSJ poll
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 1:10 PM by Mark Murray
Filed Under: 2008, Polls
From NBC's Mark Murray
Here's one result from the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that will be released tonight at 6:30 pm ET on Nightly News and With the news that Iraq's prime minister wants the US to set a timetable for withdrawal, 60% of registered voters believe it's a good idea for the US to set such a timetable, while 30% say it's a bad idea.
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minnesota_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:36 PM
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6. More surprising than the 41% who prefer McCain is the 55% who see Obama as the riskier choice
My guess is that even though McCain would largely continue Bush's disasterous policies, the changes offered by Obama represent the unknown - which is seen as risky.

In a way, that sort of thinking is similar to that which sees the time and money spent in Iraq as an "investment" rather than looking at the situation on its own merits when considering the "risk" of withdrawing troops.

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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:45 PM
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7. McInsane's Temper Seems Like a Pretty Big Risk!

:nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:55 PM
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8. Risky, my ass!

---> McRisky
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:04 AM
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9. Here is the WSJ's take on the very same poll
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