Post “Bitter Small Town” Polls Show Obama’s Numbers Tanking in Pennsylvania … Down by 20 Points


Barack Obama seems to want to do everything humanly possible to lose the Democratic nomination. Fresh off his “bitter small town” comments,new polls are out that show Obama’s numbers are tanking. Maybe Obama’s handlers will have their candidate get laryngitis or just simply put a gag over his mouth for the rest of the primaries. Obama, its hard to present a message of hope when one is so bitter. One can only speculate how the “bitter small town” comments will play in working class states like Indiana and Kentucky.


Obama – Clinton, What a choice to chose from

The new poll by American Research Group – conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday — gave Clinton 57% and Obama 37% (based on interviews with 600 Democrats, the survey has an error margin of plus-or-minus 4 percentage points). The 20-point margin is all the more dramatic because, just the week before, an ARG poll found the pair in a flat-out tie in Pennsylvania, each with 45%.

There seems to be another reason as well why Obama’s numbers are going down … too many ads. The Obama camp is over spending and too saturating the market to the point that people are sick and tired of seeing the ads. In all, it was a bad week for Obama.

… it appeared many Pennsylvania Democrats began to turn against Obama because they are simply sick and tired of seeing and hearing his ads.

Much as campaign consultants would be loath to agree, Bennett opined that a candidate “can spend too much money” on an ad campaign, and the saturation of Obama spots …

in Pennsylvania appear to be a classic example of “overkill” that ultimately does harm. (LA Times)

Is Clinton’s Pennsylvania Lead Really 20 Points?

Bill Clinton Rides the “Bitter Small Town” Horse and Keeps the Pressure on Obama

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    9 Responses to “Post “Bitter Small Town” Polls Show Obama’s Numbers Tanking in Pennsylvania … Down by 20 Points”

    1. yoyo muffintop on April 15th, 2008 12:47 am

      Looks like small town PA was offended. But, however inartfully worded, it’s kinda true that working class people vote based on the second amendment/gay marriage/immigration/etc instead of on what’s in their best interest financially. imo.
      But if any rural conservatives were going to change to the democratic party, he has stopped that cold. He is going to have a hard time in the general election getting middle America to vote for him. Republicans won’t vote for him. He will have all the dem votes – but those middle of road voters, he has his work cut out for him. McCain is a comfortable choice for them right now. And McCain will for sure be a 1 term President – he’s 71 right now!
      The debate on the 16th should be a doozy…can’t wait.
      SM: People vote based upon what is important to them, not because they are “bitter”.

      People also do not turn to religion because they are bitter. If that is what you and Obama think, then that is truly sad. However, after having had the Rev Wright in Obama’s ear for 20 years is it any wonder that the hate and bitterness from the pulpit did not influence Obama.

      The fact that all Obama has going for him was his “words”, just goes to show everyone what a novice and extreme liberal elitist Barack Obama truly is.

    2. A New Girl on April 15th, 2008 7:42 am

      Oh, great—Now YoYo is also a political analyst for Americans? That makes about as much sense as him trying to educate or persuade posters on this board about the Natalee Holloway case….what the #@!* ???

    3. Scott on April 15th, 2008 10:07 am

      He is as out of touch with the “real” American people, the people that actually make this country what it is, as Obama. YoYo knows nothing but being a hater. Obama is sunk. He has NO chance to win the White House and anybody that wants to put their money where their mouth is, I’m game!

    4. A New Girl on April 15th, 2008 10:47 am

      Obama’s new breathtakingly stupid, elitist, bigoted remarks not only ensure Hillary hangs around longer, erupting at inconvenient times like a case of political herpes, but it also likely hurts him so much more with white voters in key swing states that, once nominated, he cannot win in November.

      Not to mention: Obama has wasted and been hurt by a weekend new cycle that features not his positive message but, instead, gives us several days of national news and discussion focusing on
      his latest self-inflicted wound! I concur with the above poster, Scott. Barack HUSSIEN Obama has NO chance to win the White House!

      Does it get better than this? =)

    5. Tamikosmom on April 15th, 2008 11:10 am

      I wonder what the reflections in the polls would be if Americans were aware of the real Barack Obama who exposes his racist ideology in books that he has authored?

      How would Barack Obama defend his own words which reveal a racist ideology that reflects that of his pastor and mentor for twenty years … the Pastor Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United.

      Why has media sources yet to expose or challenge this “wolf in sheep’s clothing” in regards to his own words?

      Something is not right. This man could be the next President of the United States of America!




      Audacity of Hope: “Lolo (Obama’s step father) followed a brand of Islam ….” “I looked to Lolo for guidance”.

      Dreams of my Father: “The person who made me proudest of all, though, was [half brother] Roy .. He converted to Islam.”

      Dreams of my Father: “In Indonesia, I had spent two years at a Muslim school”

      Dreams of my Father: “I Studied the Koran.”

      Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

      Dreams of My Father: “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race”.

      Dreams of my Father: “The emotion between the races could never be pure….. the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.”

      Dreams of my Father: “Any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning.”

      Dreams of My Father: “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites”

      Dreams Of My Father: “I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..”.

      Dreams of My Father: “That hate hadn’t gone away,” he wrote, blaming “white people — some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.”

      Dreams of My Father: “There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names”

      Dreams of my Father: “Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate. If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence.”

      Dreams of my Father: “To avoid being mistaken for a racial sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.”

      Dreams of my Father: “there was something about him that made me wary,” Obama wrote. “A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”

      Dreams of my Father: “the reason black people keep to themselves is that it’s easier than spending all your time mad, or trying to guess whatever it was that white folks were thinking about you.”

      Dreams of my Father: One line in Malcolm X’s autobiography “spoke” to Obama “it stayed with me,” he says. “He spoke of a wish he’d once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged.”

    6. Tamikosmom on April 15th, 2008 11:57 am


      Racism is wrong no matter what color of the skin. Those running for office who harbor a Black racist ideology or a White racist ideology … have a hidden agenda and … that agenda is not based on a dream of maintaining the democratic status quo.




    7. bob on April 15th, 2008 4:28 pm

      Excellent#5–Amazing quotes

      Scared Monkeys, Why not copy the quotes of #5 and post it? Everyone needs to read this!

    8. yoyo muffintop on April 15th, 2008 9:18 pm

      #3 Scott – who’s out of touch? That would be you my friend.
      Latest Gallup poll has Obama beating McCain in the general election. As a matter of fact Obama has gained margin since April 6th. He also has an 11 point lead over Hillary, his largest yet. That poll was taken after these remarks.

      Nice try though.

    9. Elroy on April 22nd, 2008 10:20 pm

      Quote #5 “Why has media sources yet to expose or challenge this “wolf in sheep’s clothing” in regards to his own words?”

      Probably because all of your quotes are out of context and intentionally deceptive?

      Great job with your smear campaign!

      There are enough things to question Obama about in regards to political ideology and plans.

      We should decide the best candidate based on their ability to do the job, not based on slander and spin. To do less is unAmerican because by focusing on BS like this we miss the TRUE things that we should be investigating about EVERY candidate.

      I’m sure we, the real Americans, can handle that without your misdirection and ignorant approach.

      Republicans 08!
      Patriots stand up and do what is right.

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