From a great site, Politicalwire.com:
ARG Poll: Obama Leads By Six Points
A new American Research Group poll finds Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain nationwide among likely voters, 49% to 43%.
Key findings: Obama leads 88% to 5% among self-described Democrats, McCain leads 83% to 11% among self-described Republicans, and Obama leads 45% to 43% among self-described independents likely to vote on November 4.
Finally, 63% of McCain voters say McCain is the only candidate they would vote for and 57% of Obama voters say Obama is the only candidate they would vote for. 40% of all likely voters say they would never vote for McCain and 40% say they would never vote for Obama. 85% of McCain voters say they would never vote for Obama and 81% of Obama voters say they would never vote for McCain.
1 Comment | September 02, 2008
Bonus Quote of the Day
“I think I can say with authority that the prisoner of war experience is not a good prerequisite for President.”
— Philip Butler, who served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam with John McCain.
More Updates on previous posts:
#1. Yes, the bikini and rifle picture is photoshopped … but it’s still funny, no?
#2. Palin’s daughter IS pregnant. How interesting. Things still are somewhat up in the air over the faked pregnancy issue.
#3. Will there be an October Surprise for McCain/Palin? (And no, I don’t mean Bush attacking Iran; I mean the damaging kind of surprise — not the desperate last-minute scare the hell out of people into voting for a senile old man and a person less qualified than Dan frickin’ Quayle).
‘October Surprise’ Over Palin Investigation?
“Likely Damaging” Report on Governor Scheduled for Release Days Before November Election
By BRIAN ROSS and LEN TEPPER
Is the McCain campaign afraid of an ‘October surprise’ involving vice-presidential pick Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska?
he Alaska state senator running an investigation of Gov. Palin says the McCain campaign is using stall tactics to prevent him from releasing his final report by Oct. 31, four days before the November election.
“It’s likely to be damaging to the Governor,” said Senator Hollis French, a Democrat, appointed the project manager for a bi-partisan State Senate Legislative Counsel Committee investigation of claims that Palin abused her office to get the Alaska public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, fired.
Palin, who has denied any wrongdoing and has said she has nothing to hide, hired private lawyers on Saturday, the day after Sen. McCain announced her as his running mate.
“Until then, the Governor used state lawyers and everything was fine,” said Sen. French.
“That’s wrong,” said a spokesperson for the McCain campaign, Brian Rogers.
“The attorney was hired by the state Department of Law weeks ago, as part of the official duty to defend the governor,” said Roger, and “obviously had nothing to do with either the McCain campaign.”
A team of McCain campaign operatives arrived in Anchorage over the weekend “to help coordinate” her vice-presidential campaign, according to a McCain campaign official.
#4. Defending Sarah Palin’s experience… [Expect lots of this in the coming days]
#5. Alaska is Close to Russia, thus she has national security experience.