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Washington Post Daily Tracking

Daily Tracking > If the 2008 presidential election were being held today, for whom would you vote? (Among likely voters) Highlights 56% of likely voters say they think Obama‘s views on most issues are about right. 42% of likely voters say they think McCain‘s views on most issues are about right. NOTE: Movable voters are […]

2Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Washington Post Daily Tracking | Continued
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Parsing the (Tracking) Poll: October Surprise

Although there are only two days left in October, there are still many people in the political world waiting for an “October Surprise” — some sort of game-changing event in the final moment before the general election that could fundamentally alter the race between Barack Obama and John McCain. Four years ago, that “surprise” was […]

30Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Parsing the (Tracking) Poll: October Surprise | Continued
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Parsing the (Tracking) Poll: Feeling Voters’ Pain

One of the essential character traits in any successful politician is an ability — whether real or feigned — to connect with the hopes and fears of the average voter. Voters tend to like to vote for politicians that they believe are extraordinary (whether that means in terms of charisma, brain power of some other […]

25Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Parsing the (Tracking) Poll: Feeling Voters’ Pain | Continued
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Polls Cause Campaigns to Change Their Itineraries

Confronting an increasingly bleak electoral map, top aides to Senator John McCain said Thursday that they were searching for a “narrow-victory scenario” and would focus in the final weeks on a dwindling number of states, using mailings, telephone calls and television advertisements to try to tear away support from Senator Barack Obama. Skip to next […]

18Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Polls Cause Campaigns to Change Their Itineraries | Continued
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Bursting the False Palin Bubble

Everybody loves a parade.  All of us want something good to happen in our lives.  This is particularly true in desperate times.  And these times (2008) are certainly desperate in America.  The desperation has been magnified in the Republican Party.  With an old bore as their nominee, facing the charm and charisma of the youthful […]

17Sep2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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MSNBC Dumbs Down Demographics

Son, The constant harping on polls by demographics is wearing thin. Chris Matthews and Tim Russert have to be two of the worst. The suggestion is that people can only vote for people like themselves. Women vote for women. Blacks vote for blacks. Matthews votes for Russert. This denigration of masses of people based on […]

26Jan2008 | | Comments Off on MSNBC Dumbs Down Demographics | Continued