Monday, October 20, 2008

Race looks to be tightening

If you believe some of Obama’s MSM tankers, the race is over.

But polls tell a different story.

Rasmussen this morning - - -

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 46%. Obama has been at the 50% level of support for seven of the past eight days while McCain has been at 45% or 46%. Obama’s lead has been in the four to six point range on each of those eight days.

This suggests that the race may be tightening a bit. Prior to the past week, Obama had enjoyed a five to eight point advantage for several weeks. ...

And CNN just an hour ago - - -

With two weeks and one day until election day, a new national poll of likely voters suggests the race for the White House may be tightening up.

In a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday, 51 percent of likely voters questioned Friday through Sunday back Barack Obama for president, with 46 percent supporting John McCain.

That 5 point advantage for Senator Obama, D-Illinois, is down from an 8 point edge he held over Senator McCain, R-Arizona, in the last CNN/ORC national poll, conducted October 3-5....

The full Rasmussen report's here; CNN's is here.


Danvers said...

I would be interested to know if there exists any political poll that is impartial. Seems to me that US polls are like the US mainstream media - BIASED. Certainly any poll that has been conducted on behald of an involved party, particularly the press

On a different subject, what will happen if BHO loses the presidential poll? Will there be gracious acceptance, or will the be a typical third world response?
Will Washington burn?

IMO the day that BHO ascends to the Whitehouse is a day that will live in infamy. (to paraphrase another democrat)

Anonymous said...

Danvers: Whenever I receive an inquiry from a pollster, I always ask who is paying for the poll. Very often, the pollster refuses to answer and aborts the inquiry. In all events, I never give any pollster an accurate response. I have told four caller this election cycle that I support St. Barack. Like you, I fear what may occur if St. Barack is rejected by the voters. I have visions of Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, and miscellaneous smaller cities in ruins. I am happy to say I live in a small Southern town in which Blacks and Whites live together harmoniously.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Danvers said...

@ Tarheel Hawkeye

Thanks for the response.

Full disclosure: I am a South African not an American, and live in Johannesburg.

There are many disturbing parallels between what is happening with the popular election hysteria surrounding BHO, and that which surrounds African politicians. Usually the vote in African Presidential Elections is rigged: eg - Kenya, Zimbabwe and most recently Angola.

Similarly there appears to be substantial rigging going on in the open in the US. ACORN is, imo, only the tip of the iceberg. It seems that senior Democrats eg Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner are complicit in the voter fraud. Brunner refuses to vet the nearly one third of the new or updated voter registrations in the state.

Note the chaos and mayhem that erupted when Kenya's Kibaki won the election, note the brutal repression of the opposition MDC when Mugabe lost the first round
Presidential election in Zimbabwe.

I believe that similar chaos is a distince probability should BHO not win the election.