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AP Poll shows Obama/McCain even as of 10/22

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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:31 PM
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Again, I don't put much stock in polls, but why this poll differs from other media polls has me wondering. I maintain that the race is going to be tight and will spill over into the weeks after Nov. 4 with calls for recounts.


WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidential race tightened after the final debate, with John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows McCain and Barack Obama essentially running even among likely voters in the election homestretch.

The poll, which found Obama at 44 percent and McCain at 43 percent, supports what some Republicans and Democrats privately have said in recent days: that the race narrowed after the third debate as GOP-leaning voters drifted home to their party and McCain's "Joe the plumber" analogy struck a chord.


Source: apnews.myway.com...




posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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If you look back at all elections since 1980, Polls right before the election seem to favor the Democrat by 8% pts.

It's looking real good for McCain.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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44% - 43% = 1%.

Seems like a one-point differential there. Headline indicates even. (Not counting the margin of error, of course.)




posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:38 PM
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I hate polls. They influence things more than people think. I'm convinced of that. People think their candidate is a sure thing they're apt to stay home. They hear he's down they rush to the polls.

Regardless. I wish McCain would go after Obama/Bidens desire to reinstate the AWB. I think there are an awful lot of shooters/hunters who have been tricked by the fake ASHA or whatever it is claiming Obama is a pro-2nd guy. Well, pro as he interprets it anyway.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:38 PM
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McCain needs to sweep the 6-8 "independent" states.

Not looking good for McCain.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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This is going to be one for the history books all right, especially if Obama loses. Obama, an educated, accomplished Senator will have been unhinged at the last moment by Joe the Plumber, a Virginia man with no plumbing license who just asked a simple question about Obama's tax policy.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by MOFreemason
44% - 43% = 1%.

Seems like a one-point differential there. Headline indicates even. (Not counting the margin of error, of course.)



I think they must be counting the margin of error. It's the only way they can say they are even in the poll.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:47 PM
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I looked up the article, it was a recent AP poll that indicated a margin-of-error of 3.5%.

Polls are just polls. A national representation means nothing since we're on an electoral college system. All figures show Obama to have virtually secured enough electoral votes at this stage. Again, McCain would have to sweep all the "bellweather" states in order to win this.

CNN Electoral Vote Estimate »


Barack Obama 277 174 John McCain
192 Safe | 85 Leaning 122 Safe | 52 Leaning
270 to win
Tossup: 87


You call the race! See CNN's estimate, then make your own.
Try out our Electoral College calculator



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by sos37
I maintain that the race is going to be tight and will spill over into the weeks after Nov. 4 with calls for recounts.


NOOOO,NO,NO,NO not again. (hurry, take it back)
I am so tired of this campaign I cannot take a long drawn out election and quite honestly I think the country will suffer more division if that is the outcome.
As I have said in other threads on polls, polls are not up to date with modern technology so I don't put any stock in them.
I don't care if you are a McCain or Obama supporter the polls are bogus.
Like someone else said on this thread the only good they are for is maybe people will get off their buts and vote if the race looks tight.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:49 PM
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I'm not expecting that much of swing, but I do suspect that McCain will do about 3-4% better nationally than the polls indicate, so if the final round of polls have him within 5% or so of Obama, he's got a shot.

High turnout is a big X-factor this year as well. Early voting has been much higher in my county than usual; this is the first time I've ever seen lines in early voting. Given what I'm seeing and hearing everywhere, its strongly in favor of McCain here. Its a conservative area, mind you, but Dems probably have a 3-1 registration advantage (they're traditional Reagan Dems). If that plays out in other smaller towns across this country, it may be a much different result than what the polls are currently predicting.

In any event, this is shaping up to be a very unusual election night and I expect to see a few shocking results once all is said and done.


[edit on 23-10-2008 by vor78]



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by sos37
I maintain that the race is going to be tight and will spill over into the weeks after Nov. 4 with calls for recounts.



I predict that the whole election will be over before the west coast polls even close. Obama only needs 270 votes and it looks like he has those already. Stick a fork in McCain, he's done.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 08:08 PM
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Uh... that's only one poll.


RCP Average 10/16 - 10/22 -- -- 50.1 42.6 Obama +7.5
CBS News/NY Times 10/19 - 10/22 771 LV -- 52 39 Obama +13
Rasmussen Reports 10/20 - 10/22 3000 LV 2.0 52 45 Obama +7
Gallup (Traditional)* 10/20 - 10/22 2384 LV 2.0 50 46 Obama +4
Gallup (Expanded)* 10/20 - 10/22 2299 LV 2.0 51 45 Obama +6
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby 10/20 - 10/22 1208 LV 2.9 52 40 Obama +12
Hotline/FD 10/20 - 10/22 769 LV 3.5 48 43 Obama +5
FOX News 10/20 - 10/21 936 LV 3.0 49 40 Obama +9
ABC News/Wash Post 10/19 - 10/22 1335 LV 2.5 54 43 Obama +11
IBD/TIPP 10/18 - 10/22 1088 LV 3.0 45 44 Obama +1
GWU/Battleground 10/16 - 10/22 1000 LV 3.1 49 45 Obama +4
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 10/17 - 10/20 1159 RV 2.9 52 42 Obama +10
Associated Press/GfK 10/16 - 10/20 800 LV 3.5 44 43 Obama +1
Ipsos/McClatchy 10/16 - 10/20 773 LV 3.5 50 42 Obama +8
CNN/Opinion Research 10/17 - 10/19 764 LV 3.5 51 46 Obama +5
Pew Research 10/16 - 10/19 2382 LV 2.5 53 39 Obama +14

www.realclearpolitics.com...

All these other polls show him leading by more.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 08:23 PM
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The Poll Was Fixed To Favor John McCain
AP's Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier is A McCain crony, article at Ameriblog regarding this flawed AP poll:
www.americablog.com...



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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I think these polls hurt both candidates and will make this election harder to determine.

If on election day the polls have Obama up by 10 points, many of his voters may feel they don't need to vote cause Obama is going to win any way.

Some McCain voters may feel that McCain is going to lose anyway why vote.


This could make the race a lot closer if this scenario plays out.



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