McCain/Palin 2008 … The Polling Trends do not Lie … Polling Surge for McCain & Palin


Think Democrats and the Obama camp are not in panic mode as they watch the polls? Think again as Team McCain has gained the momentum and the enthusiasm of the American public. No one is talking about Obama or his VP who? They buzz is all about Sarah Palin and John McCain.

Make no mistake about it, the Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin are surging and have the momentum. Barack Obama’s pre-convention poll leads are gone as some polls show a statistical tie as others show a slight McCain lead. However, the fact of the matter is that McCain/Palin are trending upward among many voters. Following the “bounce” from the convention … McCain/Palin have the advantage.

… according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The presidential contest is also about even among those who are the most likely to vote in November: 49 percent for McCain, 47 percent for Obama.

Many of the shifts toward McCain stem from gains among white women, voters his team hoped to sway with the pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate. White women shifted from an eight-point pre-convention edge for Obama to a 12-point McCain advantage now.

According to a CBS News poll McCain now leads Obama 46% to 44%. However, as Hot Air points out here is a real eye opener as in an ABC poll, 20-point shift towards McCain among white women since last month. The Gallup Daily tracking poll shows McCain with a 5 point lead over Barack Obama 49% to 44%. The USA Today/Gallup gave McCain a 4-point edge among registered voters and a 10-point lead among likely voters

Ace of Spades: Washington Post/ABCNews Poll: McCain Vaults From 19 Point Deficit in Battleground Midwest to Plus Seven Advantage

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    25 Responses to “McCain/Palin 2008 … The Polling Trends do not Lie … Polling Surge for McCain & Palin”

    1. Laura on September 8th, 2008 8:17 pm

      It is 57 days before the election. WE are in dire straights in this county.

      The highest unemployment rate in five years!

      The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac happened today!
      Palin is more like Bush than McCain. She is toxic on the environment…she hates polar bears. She does not believe ins science. She wants to teach creationism. She is not that bright. McCain is OLD.

      What is wrong with you people? Did you not learn your lesson with Bush twice? Do you not know people who have lost their jobs, their homes, died prematurly becuase they could not afford a Dr? Do you know kids who have died in the war?

      Where is your sense of responsibility to our country? For God’s sake…get educated. Know who you are votging for. This is not Amercian Idol….it is for keeps, and the fate of ou country depends upon a smart electorate. Don’t be STUPID. We hav e chance to set things right in this country by votingsmart for a change…don’t let the media and bad ads make us all regret the outcome of this election because you idiots want a president who is just like you…stupid.

    2. Gaffe-o-Meter: Ooops … Barack Obama, “My Muslim Faith” | Scared Monkeys on September 8th, 2008 8:21 pm

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    3. Maggie on September 8th, 2008 8:22 pm

      Sliming Palin
      September 8, 2008
      False Internet claims and rumors fly about McCain’s running mate.

      We’ve been flooded for the past few days with queries about dubious Internet postings and mass e-mail messages making claims about McCain’s running mate, Gov. Palin. We find that many are completely false, or misleading.

      Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didn’t cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years.

      She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a “What if?” question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin’s first term.

      She was never a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a group that wants Alaskans to vote on whether they wish to secede from the United States. She’s been registered as a Republican since May 1982.

      Palin never endorsed or supported Pat Buchanan for president. She once wore a Buchanan button as a “courtesty” when he visited Wasilla, but shortly afterward she was appointed to co-chair of the campaign of Steve Forbes in the state.

      Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska’s schools. She has said that students should be allowed to “debate both sides” of the evolution question, but she also said creationism “doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”

      A few of these claims were included in a chain e-mail by a woman named Anne Kilkenny. We’ll be looking into other charges in that e-mail for a future story. For more explanation of the bullet points above, please read the Analysis.

    4. Scared Monkeys on September 8th, 2008 9:55 pm

      #1 Laura …

      So sorry that you are on the wrong side of history.

      Why would you call people stupid who do not agree with you? That in itself is enough for me to never vote for a candidate that you would.

      Some would call you ignorant to vote for someone who says they are for change and who has never done a thing in his life.

      It should bother you that your candidate did not have the balls to pick a VP of change like Hillary or any other woman for that matter.

      Your candidate is all talk ,,, and he does not even seem to do that well these days … his muslim beliefs … LOL … what a clown

    5. caesu on September 8th, 2008 11:38 pm

      this is good.
      McCain better have his Palin-bump now, not in 7 weeks.
      he tries to drag out the Palin-bump by delaying her live interview, facing tough questions.
      but ultimately he will have to debate the economy.
      and there he is going to lose the election in the swing states.

    6. Scared Monkeys on September 9th, 2008 5:36 am

      ah dude … did you follow this campaign at all?

      When Obama first stepped on to the scene, do you not think he was not handled in the same manner?

      All in due time. Just like every one pondered that Palin would melt in front of the bright lights at the convention, which she did not.

      She will accel when she does a sit down interview.

      The LEFT best be prepared … Sarah Palin is the real deal. Learn to live with it.

      BTW … exactly how many inteviews did Hillary Clinton grant when she ran for the US Senate? Nearly none.

    7. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 7:58 am

      UPDATE: This new poll from the Washington Post backs up today’s (9/8/08) column regarding the media’s impact on women voters:

      Much of the shift toward McCain stems from gains among white women, voters his team hoped to sway with the pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate. White women shifted from an eight-point pre-convention edge for Obama to a 12-point McCain advantage now.

    8. caesu on September 9th, 2008 9:23 am

      the Rasmussen poll is tied again.
      down from that 1 point lead of McCain.
      seems like this Palin-bounce is about to be over.


      i am sure Palin will do OK in a live interview.
      i saw a C-Span live interview with here from february.

      but it’s not about her.
      McCain is using her to divert attention away from him.
      that will work only for a limited time.
      then the focus will be on him again, how much he is more of the same.
      adding Palin to the ticket made him only look more like Bush.

    9. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 9:51 am

      Natural Truth of the Day:

      “She’s a real woman, she’s a real feminist but she’s not strident—she’s like us. She’s strong, powerful and opinionated, all the things a woman should be, while still retaining her femininity, her womanhood.”

      – Cheryl Hauswirth, a middle-aged mother from Wisconsin, on Gov. Sarah Palin.

      P.S. Ceausu—REAL MEN LOVE HER TOO ! But, it is the vote of the middle-aged White female (yeah, that’s me) that is going to immensely HELP BRING THIS HOME !!

      There is your REALITY staring you right in the face.

    10. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 10:28 am
    11. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 10:38 am


      Ha !!!!!!!! Told you Men love her too!

    12. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 10:39 am

      Ha!! Told you Men love her too!


    13. Francheska on September 9th, 2008 11:34 am

      I would like to know WHO is being POLLED for these poll numbers. I am a registered voter and I know SEVERAL registered voters and none of us have ever been polled. So what do these polls really tell you. 57 more days until we all get POLLED for real. Until then, these crazt polls should not be the measure by which we chose our next President…we should encourage the media to dig up stories on the real issues…not just poll numbers.

    14. Stephanie and Francheska on September 9th, 2008 11:43 am

      President Truman once asked the American public during a Presidential elecation “How many times do you have to be hit over the head before you figure out who is hitting you?”. For eight years we have been hit over the head by a Republican lead goverment, do we need to continue to be beat about the head until we wake and realize that if the Republican party cared anything about the average American citizen, so many of those citizens would not be facing such hard economic times as we are facing today.McCain/Palin+Bush/Cheney.

    15. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 1:46 pm

      #14 Stephanie & Francheska:

      Here’y my question to you 2—- How long does someone have to stand there and keep blowing sunshine up your skirt until you realize…you’re on FIRE?????

      Keep believing what you want….on the outside it only SOUNDS like a good package. On the inside, it’s empty! I AM THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CITIZEN AND I KNOW A CROCK OF BS WHEN I SEE AND SMELL ONE!!!!!!!!!

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    17. Freddie Hugley Jr. on September 10th, 2008 2:57 pm

      The Republican Party and Palin, say sex before marriage is wrong. Buts Palin’s daughter didn’t listen. The Republican Party says children should be raised by married couples. But (Vice President Dick) Cheney’s grandchild can’t be. Conservatives oppose media images that glorify teen prgnancies, and John McCain has opposed funding programs for teen moms. Yet pictures show him warmly greeting the man who got his running mate’s daughter pregnant. So which are we supposed to believe, how the leaders say families should live, or how their own families live? The moral principles they broadcast, or the exceptions they are willing to make their own?

    18. Freddie Hugley Jr. on September 10th, 2008 3:15 pm

      Last month, Barack Obama had a lead of 6 points on McCain from white women voters. He makes a desperate move and makes Pailn his VP running mate, to appeal to the 18 millions Hillary supporters and all of a sudden, his has a lead. We as a country are still not over this racial issue in our country! Obama is the better candidate, period!!! He’s the only one talking about the issues and if McCain is eleceted, it’s Bush’s third term!

    19. Maggie on September 10th, 2008 4:18 pm

      Freddie do you actually think that people in the midwest are sitting around talking Sarah’s daughter getting pregnant or Dick Cheney’s daughter? Dick Cheney would love his daughter if she was purple… There are many kinds of people in the Republican party with different beliefs.. just like in the Dem. party.. Harry Reid is a far left dem and he is Pro life… Economy, jobs, security, rising gas prices, trying to save their homes, education etc.. John McCain has shown he can go across the aisle time and time again to work with people who are Dems. Dems have said that as well. Who does Obama associate with on the Rep. side?

    20. Patricia on September 11th, 2008 3:28 pm

      How can we all be so foolish? McCain is a 72 year old man. The gravity that comes with that can not be controlled. He is not fit to be PResident. Listen at the way he talks, all slow and sluggish. He has not excitement. He will not be able to handle the pressures of being President. So if we elect him who will actually be running the country. He is living in fantasy land, maverick, maybe use to be but it is over for him. He should focus on being a Senator and live out his life peacefully. He didn’t even know how many houses he has. Must be nice to have the luxurious lifestyle. Running a country is not playing house. If he is elected I am really scared for our country and economy. We have a chance to make real change. Gov Palten, is like a waitress. Every man may want to have fun with her but, I don’t see how anyone can take her serious not alone leave the urgencies we face today in her hands.

    21. elizabeth on September 12th, 2008 11:11 pm


      Obama voted against giving a live born abortus the right to be comfortable after they were gasping for air. When he voted AGAINST the PBA ban (particial birth abortion ban), he shot down protection that families will have to worry about a long slow death for their infants, saying it might effect choice. I understand the right to chose but should the choice be legal….

      Once the cervix is sufficiently dilated, the doctor uses an ultrasound and forceps to grasp the fetus’ leg. The fetus is turned to a breech position, if necessary, and the doctor pulls one or both legs out of the birth canal, causing what is referred to by some people as the ‘partial birth’ of the fetus. The doctor subsequently extracts the rest of the fetus, usually without the aid of forceps, leaving only the head still inside the birth canal. An incision is made at the base of the skull, scissors are inserted into the incision and opened to widen the opening[9], and then a suction catheter is inserted into the opening. The brain is suctioned out, which causes the skull to collapse and allows the fetus to pass more easily through the birth canal. The placenta is removed and the uterine wall is vacuum aspirated using a cannula.[10]

      In support of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, a nurse who witnessed three IDX procedures found them deeply disturbing, and described one performed on a 26½-week fetus with Down Syndrome in testimony before a Judiciary subcommittee of the US House of Repr esentatives, where she states “[t]he baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking,” right before the procedure.[37]

      NO I THINK ILL PASS ON OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!

    22. Kenn on September 14th, 2008 2:59 am

      Is anybody tired of all this negatism other than me? I’ve seen honest decent people turn emenies over different candidates. I’ve heard lie after lie from both sides and have had to simply cut the TV out. I am tired of hearing personal attacks on each campaing instead of the real issues that matters to me. I am beginning to loose faith in my canidate because of some of his exagerations. If I can’t trust what he is saying now, how can I trust him in Washington.I’m tired of all of the nick picking. Let’s get to the facts.

    23. HUSSEINobama on September 14th, 2008 7:53 am

      Plain and simply put, the liberals out there fail to acknowledge the fact that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is an American hating terrorist that is going to drag down this country into his own deep dark world that no one wants to expose at this time.

      What about Rev. Wright you Liberals??? What about that white hating church that the terrorist OBAMA got his children baptized in? Did you seem to forget about this?? All htis talk about racial equality makes me sick when your presidential nominee hates white people.

      What about William Ayers, the terrorist’s house that Obama announced his run for presidency?? What about that Liberals? You want change, vote for Obama and you’ll get change, everyone in this country will deeply regret the type of change HUSSEIN is going to bring if God forbid he is elected.

      Fact is McCain is very much not like GW Bush, McCain is more Liberal than any other candidate on the ticket, but thats just the typical Liberal excuse because everyone else says it, so it’s easy to jump on that bandwagon when you know nothing about the facts!

    24. jeteye on September 14th, 2008 11:09 am

      Wow, it is amazing that no one is looking at these polls more closely. Why? Because the pollsters are sampling the same number of registered Republicans as Democrats, but as of last month, there are twice as many registered Democrats as Republicans. So, if both sides get fired up (which they are), and they turn out record numbers (which it looks like they will), then Obama should get 67% of the vote (that is a 2 to 1 margin for all those who are math impaired)!

      So, looking at this election, the only thing we should be looking at is where the “populations” of Republicans and Democrats are within a few percentage, and where there is a substantial population of “independents” to swing the vote. You can do this precinct by precinct and pretty much figure out the only precincts that would be in play in each “toss up” State. Once you do that, you will then be easily able to determine who is going to win what states in November. Polls be damned. They are NOT a good indicator unless you do the “correct” statistical sampling (which has not been done)!

    25. Li on September 16th, 2008 9:30 am

      I am simply amazed! Maybe I am a little naive, but considering everything that average Americans are going through, it seems we would be a little more unified. One of the reasons America is such a GREAT COUNTRY, is our freedom to express ourselves and our beliefs. But lately both sides of the political fence have spent time trashing the other party for having views. The voters are even getting in on the action. America’s process of election is a true example of American Democracy. However, the current election is sort of a joke. I am not going to endorse either candidate in my comment today. However what I will do is implore my fellow American brothers and sisters to stop following the junk and to start digging for the truth on both candidates. Our Country is facing grave times. The average citizen is taking blows left and right. However, I am not seeing either candidate CLEARLY explain what steps they will take to lead us in the right direction. I hear acusations. I hear them tell the people what we need to do. But I have heard very few answers about what exactly will be done. It is not fair to the American people to have to form a political decision,(which will effect our Country for at least the next four years),based on JUNK information. If either candidate really cares about the American people, then STOP spending precious campaign time insulting the other opponent. START informing the people,who will hire you, how you plan to perform the job. We, the voters, should STOP indulging this junk and demand explanations of policies and laws that will be created to benefit the people of this GREAT NATION. I am tired of the rock star statuses that have been applied to Obama and Palin. They are not entertainers, they are public servants, whom are interviewing for a job. It is time the real interview started!

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