Latest NBC/WSJ Poll Puts Obama +10%

Discussion in 'Politics' started by seneca_roman, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. by Mark Silva

    So much for the narrowing contest.

    NBC News and the Wall Street Journal tonight add to the other story line: A widening gap between Barack Obama and John McCain .

    Obama 52 percent, McCain 42 percent in the new NBC/Journal poll.

    "Notably, this shows Sen. Obama over 50 perrcent for the first itime in our polling,'' NBCs Brian Williams said on the Nightly News tonight.

    The poll mirrors a widening gap that the Pew Research Center reported today, a 14 point advantage for Obama, based on either registered or likely voters.

    The survey also echoed growing doubts about McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, with 55 percent of those surveyed by NBC and the Journal calling Palin not qualified, to serve as president if needed and just 40 percent callign her qualified.

    NBC reports that "Obama's current lead is also fueled by his strength among independent voters (topping McCain 49 to 37 percent), suburban voters (53 to 41), Catholics (50 to 44) and white women (49 to 45).

    "In early September, after the Republican National Convention, McCain was ahead with independents and Catholics, and narrowly trailed Obama among suburban voters.''

    "To me, the voters have reached a comfort level with Barack Obama," says Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted the survey for NBC and the Journal with Republican pollster Neil Newhouse. "The doubts and question marks have been erased."
  2. --Pew puts then @ 52-38 among likely voters
    -- Gallup daily tracking 52-41
    -- McCain pulls out New Hampshiere/ Colorado/ Iowa
    -- Sarah Palin makes a moron out of herself with the Vice president / senate question
    --Obama starts the month 133 Mil, McCain still has 47. Obama can raise as much as he wants, McCain will be limited to 47 because he's on public funds.
    -- The loony house rep from Minnesota apologizes for calling for an investigation of congress to root out "anti american" elements
    --Palin apologizes for her remaks about "pro America areas of America"

    The GOP needs Bin Laden BADLY., if they knew where he were, they''d send a camera crew themselves.....they need a tape