McCain Booms Among Independents; Captures Some “Change” Voters

    We’re still getting a lot of polling data. For aggregation of state and national polls, see RCP or 538. These include yeseterday’s CNN/Time survey of 4 swing states and today’s Quinnipiac poll of 3 swing states. Here are some random thoughts on some of those polls. PRES First, 538 now has McCain projected to win 52% of the time. Intrade has the odds of McCain | Read More »

    Still very close

    Saw the buzz and the excitement today as the new Poll numbers for the first time put John McCain ahead among registered voters. The big question in my mind is why, as I just saw on another post here write ‘the race is still very close’. Are we taking the defeatist attitude. Its almost as is we are falling for the liberal press tactic of | Read More »

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    New York Times: “Where’s The Bounce [Dammit]?”

    Wiping the nervous sweat from his brow, Adam Nagourney at the New York Times tries to figure out who misplaced the emperor’s clothes. It is a question that has hovered over Senator Barack Obama even as he has passed milestone after milestone in his race for the White House: Why is he not doing better? [snip]And it is back again as he returns from an | Read More »

    Why no bounce for Barack Obama?

    The American political media cannot understand why president candidate Barack Obama’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem Tel Aviv and elsewhere has not pushed him further to the fore in the heart’s of America’s voters. The TIME glossy infotainment magazine’s blog Swampland offers us this gem: Lots of speculation on the web, and in whispering circles, about why Obama’s foreign trip–a slam-dunk success substantively and in photo-op | Read More »