Change You Can Believe In … McCain Takes Leads in Gallup Poll 46% – 44% after No Biden Bounce


CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN … Obama falling in polls as becomes obvious he peaked too soon and experience does matter after all.

WOW … Talk about a disastrous pick for VP by the Chosen One, Barack Obama. Where’s the “Jomentum?” Not only was there no Biden Bounce, in the most recent Gallup tracking poll John McCain now actually has a 46% – 44% lead.

It’s official: Barack Obama has received no bounce in voter support out of his selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate.

Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Aug. 23-25, the first three-day period falling entirely after Obama’s Saturday morning vice presidential announcement, shows 46% of national registered voters backing John McCain and 44% supporting Obama, not appreciably different from the previous week’s standing for both candidates.

Real Clear Politics reports that Rasmussen showed an even bigger overnight move by McCain. Yesterday Obama led McCain by 3 points, 48-45, today Rasmussen shows the race tied at 46.

That fact of the matter is that Obama should have picked Hillary Clinton. A situation that is a sore issue with Clinton supporters. 47% of Democratic women said Hillary Clinton should have been the VP.

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  • Comments

    27 Responses to “Change You Can Believe In … McCain Takes Leads in Gallup Poll 46% – 44% after No Biden Bounce”

    1. rawdawgbuffalo on August 26th, 2008 8:20 pm

      McCain is one step from senility, I don’t want an old jones running my country,do you?

    2. Scared Monkeys on August 26th, 2008 8:32 pm


      Yes I do as a matter of fact … beats some one who is wet behind the ears.

      Barack is about to get soem CHANGE he can believe in … being behind in the polls.


    3. Richard on August 26th, 2008 8:55 pm

      Apparently Bill Clinton is enraged at having been dealt a no-importance hand at the convention.

      Maybe he’s forgotten … he isn’t the president.

      Between him and Ted Kennedy, there’s enough hypocrisy to put a stench in the air. (Who was Mary Jo Kopechne? Well, that was prehistory … she’s been forgotten, by the media at least.)

    4. Richard on August 26th, 2008 8:57 pm

      Question I’m waiting to hear, but don’t expect to:

      “Excuse me, Sen. Kennedy … Sen. Kerry … President Clinton (I believe that former presidents continue to be called ‘Mr. President’) … how many houses do YOU own?

      You DON’T KNOW?”

      Nope … ain’t going to happen.

    5. caesu on August 26th, 2008 9:16 pm

      i doubt this tiny lead will last long.

      even with a small popular vote difference.
      electoral vote can be a whole different story.

      amazing speech by hillary just now btw.

    6. Morton on August 26th, 2008 9:52 pm

      I am a senior citizen. I wouldn’t vote for John McCain if he rode in on a white horse and gave everyone $1000.00. He is losing it, period. Maybe it is PTSD, or maybe it’s stress, or dementia, or whatever. His behavior is so weird now, what would his stress level be if, heaven forbid, he were elected. This oldie can’t grab his ass with both hands. If he kicks the bucket then we’re stuck with a hand picked Republican flunkie. I prefer to take my chances with a younger candidate. Remember the Ronnie/Nancy fiasco. I sure as hell don’t want CindyLou whispering in the survivors ear. He survived a prisoner of war camp and the US senate for years. The good ole boy network has to stop somewhere. Please don’t feel sorry for him, CindyLou can put him in a really nice nursing home and hire full time nurses.

    7. biilb on August 26th, 2008 10:40 pm

      Folks…get real please…
      We are still in a global war against terrorism….Bill Clinton set the US up for 911…
      John Edwards was banned from the convention because of his affair and lying about it…
      Bill Clinton is a prime time speaker and he was impeached! Talk about the dems having a keen sense of morality…
      Hillary stands by her man…Not…the same flack Elisabeth Edwards is taking now because of john doesn’t seem to apply to Hill/Bill
      Don’t even get me started about kennedy….seems he may have had some indiscretions in the past too…

      Who do you want answering the red phone at 3am?

    8. Scared Monkeys on August 26th, 2008 10:55 pm

      Morton … i hardly doubt you are a senior. If you were you would be old enough to know that McCain may be many things, like a RINO.

      He is hardly a Republican flunkie. Maybe it;s you who has dementia?

      There was a time when age meant wisdom, now its just a mean joke from the LEFT. You do realize that agism is a form of prejudice, right?

    9. Scared Monkeys on August 26th, 2008 10:58 pm

      #5 … it was a campaign speech by Hillary and not exactly for Obama.

      Its not what Hillary said in her speech, its what she did not say. Hmmm, where was the words honored, respect, he is ready to lead??? Hmm.

      Hillary Clinton is a consummate politician and she just sliced Obama without be overt about it.

      She made that whole place ask … why wasn’t Hillary picked.

    10. Scared Monkeys on August 26th, 2008 11:02 pm


      Ah dude … if there was ever a time that a bounce would be in order it would be after one picks their VP and their wife speaks at a convention. If he does not get a 10 point bounce, Obama is in a world of hurt.

      Hell, he;s going backwards on his VP pick.

    11. biilb on August 26th, 2008 11:10 pm

      I agree completely that Hillary made a campaign speech for her, and not necessarily for obama. Why wasn’t she his pick? the dems blew it big time. We need adult leadership, not the ONE…picked by liberals and Hollywood. Obama has zero experience in foreign affairs, and trying to push domestic issues ahead of homeland security is not only foolish…it is extremely dangerous to the future of the US.
      I do want health care, good schools, and a strong economy for all, but without a strong military, homeland security, and strong foreign policies, the first parts are overcome by events. The dems never get it….they appeal to the ideals of desparate people for votes, but never remember them when they are elected……

    12. caesu on August 27th, 2008 12:06 am

      i admit hillary would have been a better choice for VP to win the election.
      it is going to be tough for biden to top her speech.
      he is on wednesday i believe?

      but i think biden will do just fine.
      i think he can shut up the wingnuts effectively.
      like he did to giuliani.

      then, in the white house he can advise obama on the foreign issues if needed.
      this russian adventure is going to get a lot worse.

      and obama should have been at least 10 points ahead in the polls now.
      don’t know what’s going on exactly.
      maybe the pollster are having a hard time to poll voters who never got politically motivated before.
      but looking at the electoral vote, it seems to be on track with a safe lead and most swing states leaning to obama.

    13. JohnD on August 27th, 2008 12:14 am

      Im going to have fun ripping on mccains short midget arms and evil lookin wife. silver spoon assholes. America is full of idiots

    14. Al on August 27th, 2008 12:41 am

      I believe that McCain is showing symptoms of dementia pugilistica. His sport at Annapolis was boxing. He was knocked out at least twice in plane crashes. He probably suffered a concussion during his escape from the Forrestal fire. The North Vietnamese beat him and starved him. All of these things can lead to tiny ruptures in the capillaries that supply blood to the brain. If I understand this they heal but they leave scars that may become unduly weak as a result of the aging process perhaps rupturing again and depriving the brain of some oxygen. I have been watching his hands as he speaks extemperaneously. It seems to me that he likes to have something to hold on to and that when he is forced to stand in the open with no prop or podium his hands start to do things unrelated to his speech. As if they were just wandering around on their own

    15. david r on August 27th, 2008 7:06 am

      I agree that Hilary’s speech left everyone wondering why she wasn’t the candidate instead of all-platitutes-and-no-specifics Obama. (His last campaign speech urged everyone to get behind more stringent enforcement of OSHA regulations, something we can all get fired up about. . . NOT!) If Bill Clinton had simply been a good man, instead of an egotistical philanderer, Gore would probably have been a one-term president by now, and it would be Hilary vs. an incumbent McCain. I imagine Bill is one tormented individual these days. He brought down Gore, and now he’s brought down Hilary.

    16. dennisintn on August 27th, 2008 7:45 am

      #11, you’re exactly right.

    17. A New Girl on August 27th, 2008 9:20 am

      #12- ceasu says: and obama should have been at least 10 points ahead in the polls now.
      don’t know what’s going on exactly.


      Keep drinking the Kool-Aid….at least you finally admitted the truth! You really don’t know what’s going on….

      And you are right when you posted that things are going to get worse in Russia—so he can consult Biden if he needs to ? LOL What is this—on the job training? No, thank you. We need someone who can hit the ground running……NOT LEARNING.

      You are in dire need of a reality check.

    18. A New Girl on August 27th, 2008 9:24 am

      #13- JohnD- You are a disrespectful bag of human excrement! You’re going to rip on John McCain’s short midget arms? I hope you are aware of how his arm ended up in that condition, Asshole.

      Man up, do the right thing and go join all of the other idiots you are referring to in your post. What a loser.

    19. caesu on August 27th, 2008 10:16 am


      no on the job training.

      just a president who finally can listen and take in advise.
      after 8 years of bush who only listened to his gut and his oil cronies – made only mistakes, didn’t know what sunni and shia was – to name one.

      mccain should start with doing topography training.
      he constantly mixes up countries or countries who have split up 15 years ago (czechoslovakia).
      don’t like ageism, but it is common around that age to only talk about the past, that’s nice for storytelling – but it’s out of touch with the current situation a president has to deal with.

    20. Rusty Bridges on August 27th, 2008 12:05 pm


      Listen and take in advise? Thats all Obama knows how to do.

      And please list the mistakes Bush made, I’m kinda lost on that part.

      Maybe McCain gives the same amount of concern as to what the rest of the world is deciding to call themselves as I do. I’m sure when it comes time to bomb them someone in his staff will know where the target is.

      Sunni, Shia, do you know the difference? Who cares, they point a rifle at you they are your enemy.

      Do you think that Obama America can deal with Russia on the verge of World War III? How long do we have to wait after the 3am call for a response? Does he have to call his old-anurism laden-token white-Presi…I mean, Vise President to ask for advise? Barry and his “peace love and understanding, we are sorry for Bush” BS will get us attacked again.

      Bush left a mark on the world that will not be forgotton; Mess with us and you open up a huge can of whup-ass! I want the same out of the next President. Who the F cares if the rest of the world likes us or not, they hate us no matter what we do so F ‘em.

      If McCain is senile than that is even better. Putin think twice with a crazy white dude with an itchy finger, let alone he might accidently hit “the” button reaching for his med alert!

    21. caesu on August 27th, 2008 1:10 pm


      just pick a few of bush’ mistakes.
      goes only till 2004.

      and your button comment gives an insight in your apocalyptic mind.
      another reason why a president shouldn’t follow his gut but use his brains.

      nice job of bush with russia now btw.
      he has been saying for weeks now that russia should leave georgia.
      but of course putin won’t take this joker serious after making such a disaster of its foreign policy.
      north-korea quit demolishing its nuclear reactor, might even restart it.
      and bush is powerless to do anything about it.
      if you don’t see how his foreign police has been an disaster…
      or do you really think nuking countries might be his way out now?

    22. Murph on August 27th, 2008 3:37 pm

      Maybe McCain does not know how many houses his wife and children own, but I think he knows how many states we have! At last count Obama thinks we have 57!

    23. dennisintn on August 28th, 2008 10:06 am

      think what kind of supreme court justices the ultra-liberal trio of obama, reid, and pelosi will pick. “we don’t need no stinking consitution, we know what everybody needs” will be the new motto of the supreme court.

    24. caesu on August 28th, 2008 12:14 pm

      that tiny lead was very short-lived as expected.

      Obama is 6 point ahead now.

    25. A New Girl on August 28th, 2008 4:03 pm

      Ceasu—Do the research or have any political expert advise you on current polling vs. actual elections. The key is, while the numbers may reflect one thing prior to the actual election…numbers can be very misleading.

      Let’s wait and see who actually shows up, you know- those hundreds of thousands, if not millions of registered voters who do not participate in these surveys. Also, keep in mind- the age group 18-25 y.o. demographic who flap their lips but never show up at the polls.

      These polls may be an indication, but really have no huge bearing on who will hold office next January.

    26. caesu on August 28th, 2008 6:57 pm

      #25 A New Girl

      you are exactly right.

      but i think obama’s lead is actually much larger.
      with the pollsters not having been able to access new voters who are getting motivated by obama.

      and, after the convention – the voter registration will continue with maximum effort.
      of course especially in the swing states.

      i think it’s a lot harder to get someone who never voted, or was never interested in politics registered for mccain, than for obama.

      therefore i won’t be surprised at all if obama wins with a landslide in the electoral vote, and maybe even the populare vote this november.

      but like you said, let’s wait and see…
      however it turns out, america gets the president they deserve.

    27. Willie on September 4th, 2008 9:00 pm

      Great article, I totally agree, this gonna be a historical elections is the place for Latinos that are with the future!

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