Panic Time for Obama … McCain/Palin Gets Bounce and Poll Trending in their Favor (Gallup & Zogby)


Now that’s a bounce and a half …

Obama, Biden, the LEFT and the MSM can complain all they want in their efforts to discredit Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, the truth of the matter is that their efforts are failing and the favorable trend of the McCain/Biden ticket is on the up-swing. The LEFT does not have the right to tell McCain how he is to run their campaign … Obama and his crew only have the right and ability to run theirs in the manner they seem fit. In all honesty, the Obama campaign has been run terribly of late.

The once candidate of Change has been anything but and is seeing his poll number go down the drain. Obama had a chance for change by choosing a woman for his VP. Obama did not and he now gets to witness the consequences. McCain to the chance and showed America who the real candidate of change really is.

In polling land all signs are pointing to an incredibly favorable trend to John McCain and Sarah Palin. The bounce from the Republican National Convention is ongoing as the momentum from the Palin phenomenon and McCain’s most watched speech is paying dividends.  


The Gallup Daily tracking poll has McCain up by 3% points ahead of Obama. Not too long ago Obama had an 8 point advantage. These results of the Gallup poll are based on September 4-6 interviewing. As Hot Air points out the McCain advantage is outside the margin of error.

McCain’s 48% share of the vote ties for his largest since Gallup tracking began in early March. He registered the same level of support in early May. This is also McCain’s largest advantage over Obama since early May, when he led by as much as six percentage points. Obama has led McCain for most of the campaign, and for nearly all of the time since clinching the Democratic nomination in early June.

 Earlier, Zogby had shown that McCain had taken the lead by a rather substantial margin 49.7% to 45.9%.Todays Gallup poll certainly confirms that the bounce is still in play and trending upward for McCain. Think the Obama camp is not worried? They most certainly are.

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    18 Responses to “Panic Time for Obama … McCain/Palin Gets Bounce and Poll Trending in their Favor (Gallup & Zogby)”

    1. Maggie on September 7th, 2008 6:54 pm

      Fox News had 2 specials on today about the 2 Pres. candidates.. was interesting to watch. Rev. Wright is one scary person.. I saw one of the women say people here just love Rev. Wright he’s done so much.. In one speech Rev. Wright is blaming America for the HIV virus on colored people(his word for himself)They also dealt with the Real Estate guy Rezko misp? Doesn’t sound too great about that deal either… They showed a clip of Hillary saying Obama voted not yes, not no, but present 130? times. Some guy trying to explain present means no.. Well he had a no , yes and present button, so don’t know how that is. Surprised Obama came out as good as he did with so much in his childhood, moving around etc. I don’t believe his birth certificate is false.. I think by now it would’ve been dealt with if it were. I am open to see anything that shows it was.I agree with Obama and Joe Biden on their free trade deals. I seriously do not trust Obama with our security. I didn’t know John McCain was in the Keating deal either.. I kind of remember it..

      Rather Ironic the party that hugs the Hollywood crowd,the city of sex, lies, unmarried mothers, scandals, great people, then they try to trash a woman and make up lies saying Sarah Palin behaves like them, so that makes her bad..

    2. Maggie on September 7th, 2008 7:47 pm

      Greta is on her way to Alaska.. this was something she wrote on her blog… I read over there yesterday that FoX News said Obama was sending 20 lawyers to Alaska to dig up dirt on Sarah Palin.. Greta is right on this topic.. Where’s all the planes heading to Chicago to look into Obama’s past. I can’t believe women are still treated like this.

      Changing planes…so thought I would post this email from GretaWire blogger…I figured it would provoke discussion:

      Frankly, I am amazed by the amount of business that the Wisilla Econo-Lodge is getting from reporters who are running to Alaska in droves to find out what they can about Sarah Palin. She is the candidate for VP and little is known about her. So that is a good reason to go.
      But more importantly, little is known about the democratic PRESIDENTIAL candidate and no one is going to the south side of Chicago to talk to anyone who resided in the community section he was supposed to be organizing. No one has talked to anyone from that time frame who watched him do his job. Did that job consist of pep talks and speeches or did he actually organize anything for that community that stuck?
      No one has gone into his background for it has been made to appear that Michelle was his first and last date. And she got a huge pay raise in the past couple of years but no one has reported on what extra job responsibilities went with that raise or why she got it instead of other contenders for it. Or did the job even exist previously or was it JUST RECENTLY created.
      Where was he before Harvard and did he have no friends from that period of time that could be interviewed? Before he joined the Rev. Wright’s church did he even go to church? How did he meet Oprah? Who persuaded him to go to Chicago from Harvard instead of back to Hawaii and practice law?
      Who is going to spend a little time at the South Side Chicago Econo-Lodge? Anyone?

    3. Maggie on September 7th, 2008 7:50 pm

      This came from Drudge

      MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair… David Gregory will anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night

    4. columbo on September 7th, 2008 7:56 pm



    5. Susy Q on September 7th, 2008 8:32 pm

      Maggie, not all Democrats love Hollywood…although I did have a crush on Ronald Reagan when he hosted Death Valley Days….and scandals come up on both sides of the aisle…one of my aunties was long ago one Rosemary Woods’ roomates. Rosemary’s boss used to take them out to lunch every now and then….Aunt Peggy was very sad over Watergate…and I agree with you on the birth certificate deal….Hawaii is a state and before that a US Territory.

    6. John personal trainer Austin TX on September 7th, 2008 8:48 pm

      Sounds like the leftists are scared of Sarah. There is an air of desperation in their attacks.

    7. caesu on September 7th, 2008 9:27 pm

      in the USA Today/Gallup poll McCain is eveb 10 point ahead.

      enjoy your shortlived Palin-bounce :)
      it won’t last long.
      Palin will make McCain only look more like Bush.
      and they have no answer at all to questions about the economy.

      i think Obama likes to be the underdog for a while.

    8. Richard on September 7th, 2008 9:34 pm

      Maggie, no surprise at the double standard being employed by the media. Palin is a Republican, Obama a Democrat.

      What would be surprising is if they gave any serious attention to the issues. It was reported, I believe, that last week we handed over to Iraq responsibility for Anbar Province, which was one of the most tumultuous areas early in the war.

      If I remember correctly, that’s where videos were taken of live beheadings on camera. (Of course, we don’t hear anything about those … that’s ‘old news’.)

      But was that accomplishment in the media headlights? Nope … they were preoccupied with the pregnancy and marital status of Palin’s 17-year-old daughter, who is not a candidate for public office.

      Lots of entertainment and talking heads in the media these days; little or no focus on content.

    9. brenda on September 8th, 2008 8:02 am

      #7, actually, Obamanation will be the underdog from now on and forever. He isn’t gonna win!!!

      McCain/Palin WILL be the next team in the White House!

      (P.S. and the interns will be safe another 8 yrs!)

    10. Murph on September 8th, 2008 9:25 am

      Now we know about the 57 states Obama said he was traveling to, also Obama now slips about his faith! We do not need a fox in the hen house!

    11. A New Girl on September 8th, 2008 9:42 am

      #7- Ceasu- McCain/Palin have had plenty of answers on their solutions to the economy….you just are interested in listening.

      You are so stuck on wanting a “change”…that you refuse to hear what McCain has been stating all along.

      At this point in the game-no sense in trying to educate you. Also, just the fact that McCain is ahead and still “in” what is going to be a very close race is a miracle itself considering how the “chosen one” has been portrayed since he announced his run…. What? Oh, the seas aren’t going to be parting after all for the coming of the great savior? It was only a matter of time until the brou-ha-ha wore off and the AMERICANS WHO ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO SHOW UP AT THE POLLS took a second look and considered everything.

      Palin gave the GOP the shot in the arm it needed, McCain has what it takes to bring it home.

    12. Maggie on September 8th, 2008 2:49 pm

      Richard , I also read last week we bombed some place in Pakistan (suspected terrorist camp?) Have heard nothing more about it.. Read Pakistan wasn’t happy.. The media seldom ever especially Cnn, CBS or NBC report on the good things in Iraq.. Yesterday I saw people in Iraq at the swimming pool , having a great time.. something thet said they haven’t been able to do in a long time.. Many in the media has made it their goal to trash Bush all along and not focus on anything else. The beheadings, I remember them… just made one sick at heart..

      I sure don’t envy Bush’s job and wouldn’t want it, especially during these times we are in. I bet he is looking forward to letting someone else worry about all of it.

      They have wanted to questions McCain’s lack of judgement in picking a VP that fast.. without checking her out.. they say.. Well I question Obama’s lack of judgement .. He attended a church and was friends for 20 years that preached against Americans and white people and yet Obama says that’s not the man he knew.. How would you miss all that going on for 20 years. Rev. Wright even married Obama and his wife. Who’s the man he knew? Then the Rezko guy.. was friends, the guy raised money for his campaign.. and even when the guy was under investigation, Obama got the house for $300,000 less and Rezko’s wife bought the empty lot next door and sold some of it to Obama. Rezko is going to be sentenced soon or going to jail soon.. I question his lack of judgement.

      If Whoopi thinks Sarah Palin is dangerous ,why didn’t she come out and say that about Rev. Wright. That guy is one of the scariest. Can you imagine if a reporter on Fox said… Obama’s speech sounded like a German American Nazi one.. Al, Jesse and Whoopi would be all over that..yelling racist.. I did write the view about Whoopi, not that it will do any good.

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    14. caesu on September 8th, 2008 5:34 pm

      #11 A New Girl

      i listened to a lot of the speeches at the republican convention, and is was not about the economy, nor the middle class.

      this Palin choice might work for a while in the polls.
      but in the end, the blue collar voters in the swing states, hardest hit by the economic crisis will choose what’s best for themselves.
      these are the voters who will decide the election outcome.
      Palin made McCain only look more like Bush.
      as soon as that sinks in, McCain has to come up with another trick.

    15. Maggie on September 8th, 2008 6:16 pm


      I will agree with you on part of what you said. I think blue collar workers are going to be the biggest deciding factor for the race.. Ohio being one of the most important areas.. Cleveland area is a big Obama place.. I have some friends from that area and they voted for Hillary and now are going for Obama..

      I think most of them are tired of empty promises and want to see some action.

      I did however hear McCain say those who lost their jobs, they would provide training for them. My problem with that is, still they have bills to pay to survive , who pays for that while they are going to school? I am actually disappointed in both parties for not doing more. We just sent a 1 billion dollar package in aid to Georgia..

    16. Jay Byrd on September 9th, 2008 6:36 am

      Richard @ 9:34pm

      Here is a link to an editorial about Anbar, printed in the SF Chronicle:

      The Iraq war should have never been fought in the first place. Never forget the fact that the US was manipulated by the Republican leadership into engaging in unnecessary war. Hopefully Iraq will stabilize, hopefully the US military there will help this process. Unfortunately, the country as a whole is far from stable, even Gen. Petraeus agrees with this assessment. The greed and poor judgment of the Republican elite got us into this mess with complete disregard for the well-being of the average citizen. Why extend four more years of leadership to a party that clearly values big business over the individual? This kind of corporate elitism is not a core value of our democracy, and the Republican party now represents the interests of anti-democratic, right wing extremist elitists. Why be a willing pawn in the Republican game of domination and political control? Do you really believe that you will be better off if the Republican party holds onto power? Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? Is the country? What will happen to health care, social security, public education, libraries, the postal service, pell grants and federally insured banks if the Republicans continue their campaign to privatize government? Wouldn’t you be better off in a country with guaranteed universal health care, government funded retirement, well run public schools, jobs that paid a living wage and the freedom to choose whether or not to believe in God? Why are people like you so willing to give away our democracy just to try to prove your moral superiority? Isn’t this the ultimate vanity? All done in the name of God and country? Doesn’t one of the ten commandments prohibit taking the Lord’s name in vain? Isn’t this what you are doing by justifying your decision by using God and country?

    17. Pfleger on September 10th, 2008 4:42 pm

      Barack is cryin. He always thought this is mine!
      I’m Michele’s husband, I’m black, and this is mine!
      I just got to step up into the play … and, then out of
      nowhere, came ‘Hey, I’m Sarah Palin … and he said
      damn, where did you come from? I’m black, I’m
      entitled … there’s a white woman stealing my show
      … wah … wah … she’s not the only one cryin …
      there’s a lot of black people cryin!

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