Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Polling Numbers Improving For Obama

The Florida Mason-Dixon poll shows Barack Obama with a 47 to 45 percent lead over John McCain. The poll has a margin of error. However, other polls have been following the same trend. The news cycle has shifted towards economic policy. A a Gallup poll record 53 percent. McCain struggles when he talks about domestic or foreign policy. Which explains his campaign's mudslinging.

Mason -Dixon managing director Brad Coker emphasized McCain's need to win Florida.

"This is bad news for McCain," Coker said. "I haven't seen a map yet that shows the Republicans winning without Florida and this means McCain is going to have to spend a lot more time and a lot more money in Florida."

The ABC News/Washington Post national poll shows Obama with a 53 percent to 39 percent on who voters trust to handle the economy. Democrats usually do better with economic polling. The Wall Street bailout news isn't helping McCain. The key number is 14 percent said to country is moving in the right direction. That plays into Obama's change message.

McCain has gone into panic mode. This morning the Maverick announced he was suspending his campaign and wanted the first presidential debate postponed.

“Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me,” he said in New York.

“I am calling on the President to convene a leadership meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself. It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem,” he said.

Unsurprisingly, Instapundit and Ann Althouse think McCain's decision is fantastic. Glenn Reynolds quotes a blogger saying, "Volunteer to let his VP nominee sit in for him against Obama on Friday." Palin would generate more ratings than the top of the ticket. (Which is not something the GOP wants to brag about.) Only idiotic conservative bloggers would think it's a good idea to field a candidate whom has not prepped for the debate. Can the McCain campaign please hire Reynolds and Althouse.

Side note: Reynolds always snarks someone's quote. I would ask if he has an original idea. I then remember original ideas are not his forte.

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