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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

McCain taking charge?

Recent polls would seem to indicate that "The Maverick" isn't going down any time soon.
McCain winning in new poll, follows trend

John McCain has overtaken Barack Obama in the presidential race, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released Wednesday morning.

McCain leads Obama 46 to 41 percent among likely voters, which the poll found is outside the margin of error. Reuters/Zogby had Obama ahead by 7-points as recently as mid July.

McCain's resurgence comes at the doorstep of the Democratic Convention, and follows other polling that collectively indicates the presidential race has become a dead heat.
Today's Reuters/Zogby poll conducted from August 14 to 16, by contrast, seems to follow a recent trend.
And by one measure, for the first time Tuesday McCain has also pulled ahead, though tenuously, in the Electoral College count, 274 to 264, according to the RealClearPolitics average of state polling that includes narrow leads in swing states. The shift occurred after Indiana—the home of Democratic vice presidential prospect Sen. Evan Bayh—switched to McCain's electoral coffer.
McCain continues to have more support among Republicans than Obama has from Democrats, though Pew measured an increase in support among evangelical Protestants even before the Saddleback forum Saturday night.

Perhaps most startlingly to Democrats, Reuters/Zogby measures that McCain is seen as the better manager of the economy, by a margin of 49 percent to 40 percent over Obama. In that poll half of voters cited the economy as the most important issue, as other surveys have as well.


Blogger Carla declared,

Jill Stanek, the nurse who held a little boy with Down Syndrome after an induced labor abortion has been blogging about Obama for months. He voted 3 times against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which Jill testified for.

Things are heating up over on ProLife Pulse.

8/20/2008 3:44 PM  
Blogger -V- declared,

I heard the other day that McCain is considering Tom Ridge, an abortion-rights activist, as a running mate... Haven't double-checked my source though; True or False, do you know? Just about threw my hands up on the whole thing when I read that (in a spiritual sense, of course)... :-)

8/20/2008 9:24 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

I haven't heard anything about Tom Ridge being on the list. About all I know about him is he's the former governor of Pennsylvania who was the first Secretary of the Dept of Homeland Security. That's as far as my knowledge goes.

8/20/2008 9:49 PM  

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