REVERSAL OF FORTUNE FOR OBAMA IN MINNESOTA POLLS … LAND OF 10,000 HEADACHES
Who knew that Minnesota would be a battleground state in the 2008 election? The Democrats and the Obama campaign sure did not. There is more trouble in paradise for Barack Obama in the polls, this time the state is Minnesota. The one time 13 point lead in the Land of 1000 lakes has for Barack Obama has all but evaporated and a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that it is a dead heat between McCain and Obama. This is now beginning to be a trend everywhere as even once safe Washington State, Obama only up by 2. The McCain/Pail snowball is rolling down hill and picking up momentum everywhere.
Minnesota has become a battleground in a presidential campaign that has dramatically tightened nationwide.
A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that the race is now a dead heat between Barack Obama and John McCain, each supported by 45 percent of likely voters in the state.
The poll found that McCain has made gains across the board since a May Minnesota Poll that showed him trailing by 13 points. He has picked up considerable support among men and to a lesser degree among women. He also has boosted his standing with whites, young voters and all levels of household income and education.
Powerline is cautiously hopeful of these new polls and points out that between the boost from the RNC, a decisive win for Norm Coleman running for US Senate and the popularity of Governor Tim Pawlenty … it is possible.
The continual trend since the Republican National Convention and McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin has been one of extending leads in red states, making pink states red and making one time purple and even blue states now in play. The end result is that Obama will have to use money and resources in states that he never dreamed he had to only a month ago. Sarah Palin was 100% correct when she made the comment that Obama regretted not picking Hillary Clinton as his running mate. However, you will never get him to admit it event hough his VP choice Biden has.
Strata-Sphere points out that the O-Bomba’s “Arrogance-Express” Is Derailing. Yes they are. Just as they were unwilling to listen and pull the trigger on picking Hillary, they are also unwilling to listen as to how to stop the bleeding poll numbers.