Zogby poll back on track?


Lots of analysts went off the Reuters/C-Span/Zogby Daily Tracking Poll when it showed a narrowing in McCain’s favour. I tried to be a bit loyal because Reuters are one of the sponsors of Voices without Votes and in the spirit of even-handedness. Today’s figures bring some comfort to Obama supporters. Perhaps Colin the warrior has more weight than Joe the plumber.

New data from State polling seems to be all over the place but the national polls still give Barack a handy lead.

Kevin Rennie

Original post at Labor View from Bayside

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6 Responses

  1. Still a hard one to call eh?!

    I wonder how the end result will compare with the phenomena in the polls in OZ last year in the lead up to the election. As I recall there was much speculation that the gap would narrow, the honeymoon would be over etc..Didn’t happen though.
    If there is a corelation then Obama is a certainty.

    Dealing with Yanks here though so anything may happen. Non-compulsory voting must play a part too I suppose.
    To me, it is a referendum on the last 8 years under Teh Village Idiot & whether or not the electorate will punish the Republicans…as they should; such dangerous governance shouldn’t be rewarded with re-election.

    Time will tell. I will be astonished if McCain gets over the line.

  2. And now we see the desperation of McCain in bring out the threat of new-clear-are war…

    http://news.smh.com.au/world/mccain-cites-nuclear-threat-in-warning-against-obama-20081022-55w4.html

    And WTF does him sitting in a plane have to do with executive decisions on launching a nuclear war?

  3. FFS, he really is McInsane!

    “The Republican senator warned voters at a rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania that the United States faces “many challenges here at home, and many enemies abroad in this dangerous world.”

    I just love how we keep getting this “dangerous world” angle without once stopping to examine the US’s unmistakable role in being a major contributor towards ramping up the “danger”.

  4. Related as whoever wins this November is going to inherit this mess.

    The Iraqi parliament in a unanimous vote laid down the conditions for their sovereignty and the extension of the US remaining in Iraq after their UN mandate runs out at the end of the year.

    Now you have to consider that to get a unanimous vote of the 127 seat legislature made of Kurds, Sunnis, Shi’ites and other smatterings has been almost impossible, but on this one item they did. America’s response?

    Of course we respect Iraq’s sovereignty but we aren’t going to wear being under their laws. We have already made some token gestures and some minor concessions on stuff that’s mostly inconsequential, but in no way are we going have our people (troops and companies) come under Arab rule. Hey we invaded you so we make the rules.

    US military leaders have told Iraq that time is running out for them to concede to America’s wishes, but I haven’t a clue what the implied threat of what America will do when the time does run out. Invade them again I guess. Make of this what you will”

    Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, bluntly warned that Iraq risked security losses of “significant consequence” unless it approved the deal.

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