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Obama’s Descends From The Temple

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“Zogby’s interactive survey shows that 22% of those voters who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in their primary elections or caucus earlier this year are now supporting John McCain.”

Obama’s bounce of 8 points from the Democratic National Convention in Denver rapidly dissipated 16 hours after his emergence from his celebrity Temple stage. It seems Senator John McCain’s selection of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin for his vice president has re-energized Republicans, women, Hillary Democrats, and Independents. The Zogby poll on Friday had John McCain’s polling at 47% and Barack Obama at 45%. John Zogby commented on Sarah Palin:

“Palin is not to be underestimated. Her real strength is that she is authentic, a real mom, an outdoors person, a small town mayor (hey, she has dealt with a small town city council – that alone could be preparation for staring down Vladimir Putin, right?). She is also a reformer.”

“A very important demographic in this election is going to be the politically independent woman, 15% of whom in our latest survey are undecided.”

“In the final analysis, this election will be about Obama vs. McCain. Obama has staked out ground as the new JFK – a new generation, literally and figuratively, a new face of America to the world, a man who can cross lines and work with both sides. But McCain is the modern day Harry Truman – with lots of DC experience, he knows what is wrong and dysfunctional with Washington and how to fix it, and he has chosen a running mate who is about as far away from Washington as he could find.

“This contest is likely to be very close until the weekend before the election – then the dam may break and support may flood one way or the other.”

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Written by smalltalkwitht

August 31, 2008 at 4:27 pm

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