Obama 52, Clinton 38... McCain 47, Huckabee 32, Paul 7
Obama 47, McCain 40... McCain 50, Clinton 38
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!
Looks like all you Obama-bashers were wrong - yet again.
McCain's numbers will only fall over time. This could be a historic landslide for Obama come November. Look at the trends in other polls. I believe the equation works out a little something like this:
Obama + Time = BIG WINS
Posted on February 20, 2008 10:45 AM
Posted on February 20, 2008 10:46 AM
Only problem: It's Zogby
Posted on February 20, 2008 10:54 AM
Hmm. Looks like Zogby is either a little optomistic or that they are on the edge of quite a trend. Are there any other numbers out there that can help us see which one it is?
Posted on February 20, 2008 10:55 AM
I'm a little skeptical on this poll. I know Obama is pulling a lot stronger with time and is riding a huge wave of momentum, but this is a very decisive lead. Zogby polls have been a little Obama-friendly so far.
Posted on February 20, 2008 11:02 AM
why do people even bother to comment when zogby releases a poll. Yes obama will get some statistical momentum from Wisconsin, but novemeber is months away..lots can happen. I think the mood of the electorate is best captured in the few days before the election.. 6 months ago HRC was the statistical leader and we all see how that went.. Anyone predicting past March 4th (and even those predictions should be taken with a grain of salt) and declaring victory for BO I should suggest you put away the confetti. One state at a time. ( I am an obamican by the way)
Posted on February 20, 2008 11:08 AM
I am really surprised on how ignorant the American people are. Not that long ago we had a nominee on the republican side who promised solutions for Social Security, The Economy, Etc. This candidate had 8 years to do something about it but did nothing. I am refering to George Bush! Now we have another candidate who is a much better speaker but offers the same promises. When are the American people going to wake up and let someone with experience guide the way. I hate to say this but, I don't see any "Change" in our near future and see America falling far behind if we continue to go down this path.
Posted on February 20, 2008 11:17 AM
I see the bitter grumblings of Hillary's unwavering last set of supporters LOL
Posted on February 20, 2008 11:25 AM
Come on Hillary supporters we need your support for the real democratic nominee. You might as well concede now. Hillary would do good to follow in Romney's footsteps.
Speaking of Hillary's experience. I forget what she actually did. She keeps claiming 30 years of some sort of experience being either a lousy lawyer or helping out with Walmart executives. I'd say the criteria for putting something on your resume is that you should probably be PAID for it unless its an internship and first lady isn't an internship :P
Posted on February 20, 2008 11:48 AM
Zogby had California at 49-36 for Obama one day before Super Tuesday - enough said.
Posted on February 20, 2008 11:55 AM
Comparing Barack Obama to George Bush is like comparing a diamond to dog ****.
YOU must be the ignorant one not to see that!
Posted on February 20, 2008 12:34 PM
Shouldn't make conclusions based on this Zogby poll until it's confirmed by a more reputable source; such as the homeless guy who shouts at the dumpster outside my apartment, or ARG.
Posted on February 20, 2008 12:36 PM
"Zogby had California at 49-36 for Obama one day before Super Tuesday - enough said.
Posted by: Sloan | February 20, 2008 11:55 AM"
Yawn... In the exit poll her beat her, but because of early voting....
Posted on February 20, 2008 1:09 PM
It's Zogby--take it with a shaker of salt.
Posted on February 20, 2008 1:10 PM
I'm not prejudice by any stretch of the imagination, but I firmly believe that this country is not progressive enough to victoriously vote for either a woman or african-american into the white house. When push comes to shove in the ballot box, the "un-progressive" democrats won't turn out in enough numbers to outweigh either the bi-partisan courtesy vote for mccain or the bi-partisan protest vote against obama/clinton. I'm just trying to be a straight-shooter here.
Posted on February 20, 2008 1:18 PM
ANdrew: Come on Hillary supporters we need your support for the real democratic nominee. You might as well concede now. Hillary would do good to follow in Romney's footsteps.
Stop gloating. That's what you guys did before New Hampshire/ California.....
Besides McCain will have Obama for lunch. And none of us are going to help you. After the obscene display by Obama last night, cutting into HRC's speech, I would rather vote for McCain.
Posted on February 20, 2008 1:26 PM
Well KABINDRA, I guess it'll just be you mccain and his mom.
Cause everyone else is voting for OBAMA!!
Posted on February 20, 2008 1:45 PM
This Zogby poll was taken Feb 13-16 (see his website).
The Gallup numbers then were:
Feb 13-15: Obama 49-42 (first statistical lead)
Feb 14-16: Obama 48-43
So Zogby was right about the statistical lead - but I am not sure about the magnitude.
@Kabindra: Yes, the race is not over by any means. But Senator Clinton isn't pure as the driven snow when it comes to campaign etiquette either. She has lost by landslides for three primary-days now since Feb 5 (LA/NE/WA; Potomac; yesterday), but in NONE of her speeches did she mention her defeat or congratulate Senator Obama. Instead, she launched new attacks against him last night at least. So, chill out a little ;-)
Posted on February 20, 2008 2:05 PM
I'd vote for Obama over McCain, but these polls in February tell us little about where the zeitgeist is going to be in November.
Posted on February 20, 2008 2:06 PM
Obama is SO much better of a candidate than John McCain. Who can increase turnout with a totally new universe of voters? Who can inspire turnout for the base of their party? Who can win the independent vote? John McCain is half way there in every category, while Obama is leaping over every prediction, poll, and preconception of the American voters. The Republicans are not ready to beat Obama. I'd be surprised if they will know how to beat him by 2012. Democrats, if you want to build a legacy that the party can be proud of please help Obama for the next two weeks!!
Posted on February 20, 2008 2:35 PM
BTW, Sen. Clinton was supposed to speak at 8:30, but moved her speech back to 9:15, knowing that's when Obama was planning to come on. The Obama campaign called her bluff.
Posted on February 20, 2008 2:40 PM
Hillary isnt going to concede...on to Denver, she has nothing to loose....it is her last shot nationally(Obama can go again 4 or 8 year even though Michelle said this would be there only time, yeah right).
Even if Obama wins, he better camp in Fl and Oh(way way behind STILL) in order to get the Presidency....McCain has an advantage with the vets and active duty military in Florida, Obama is already behind the 8 ball in Florida and he has little to no chance in the general in OH....
Posted on February 20, 2008 3:35 PM
Wrong and wrong again, TOM.
I predict Obama is going to carry both Florida & Ohio, as well as South and North Carolina, and possibly Georgia.
If you like, we can make a friendly wager on it?
* by the way, the military is voting for Obama too. They don't much like the idea of staying in Iraq for 100 years.
Posted on February 20, 2008 3:46 PM
Ill take that friendly wager with a modification... he'll carry ohio but lose florida...Ill give you georgia and south carolina too
Posted on February 20, 2008 4:13 PM
I'm very sorry that CNN cut into Hillary's concession speech of blathering on about nothing.
Its funny how often Hillary can actually sound like Obama and have no substance to her speeches AND have them be completely boring. I'm critical of Obama and its clear he offers no substance in his speeches. Hillary does exactly the same; hounding on about experience she doesn't have. But I'd rather vote for a person with empty ideas of change rather than someone who lies on a resume. Its my glass is half-empty approach to the democratic nomination. :)
But really Obama's ideas are on his website. His plans are there for healthcare, environment, everything. He just doesn't bore us with the details like Hillary.
Anyways, go vote for McCain. Goes to show how little you really care about issues if that is the case because you are swinging a 180 on health care and the Iraq war and other issues if you cross the party line.
Posted on February 20, 2008 4:27 PM
Well Bree, dream on. Everyone was voting for McGovern over Humphrey and Muskie.... The rest is history.
Dukakis was leading Bush senior by 17 pts in July....
Kerry was leading Bush by 15 points in March.
Once the republicans go to work, they will not hold back despite charges of racism (real or imagined) etc like the Clintons are holding back. The Latinos will be happy to vote for McCain over Obama.
So lets see what happens.
Posted on February 20, 2008 6:57 PM
Andrew S: The point is that I do not know ANYTHING about where Obama stands on issues. Today his national co-chair was asked where Obama stood on school vouchers he didn't know.
All I know is that the guy utters fatuities like "We are the hope we have been waiting for"...
And the mindless idiots get caught up in the delivery rather than substance. Tell me one original line he has uttered..
HMMMM. Stellar stuff.
Posted on February 20, 2008 7:04 PM
Even "yes we can" was lifted from Cesar Chavez...
Posted on February 20, 2008 7:07 PM
And I have been to his website. His words echo Deval Patricks's whose candidacy i was excited about. Only thing new that Patrick has done is to endorse Casinos...The rest is a resume of failure.
Posted on February 20, 2008 7:36 PM
not even going to read the posts. just going to say: why do november polls matter? these are just a reflection of who is popular now. and national polls have no relevance whatsoever.
Posted on February 20, 2008 8:26 PM
Ironical that the candidate who is like Bobby Kennedy gets endorsed by Jimmy Hoffa's son, while Bobby Kennedy's children endorse HRC. Delicious.....
Then the Daly's are supporting Obama too.... Remember the 68 convention, when Papa Daly called Abe Ribicoff a f..... Jew?
Posted on February 20, 2008 10:23 PM
Kabindra: Your alliteration to the past is astounding. Who cares about endorsements. If you so vehemently in disagreeance with Obama's issues that he puts on his website either don't vote or vote McCain. Just stop crying about how Hillary lost the nomination. Hillary is and will be very valuable in the Senate as a senior senator. Her voice will be incredibly important no matter if its Obama or McCain in the white house.
Posted on February 21, 2008 1:59 PM
Comments: (you may use HTML tags for style)
Please be patient while your comment posts - sometimes it takes a minute or two. To check your comment, please wait 60 seconds and click your browser's refresh button. Note that comments with three or more hyperlinks will be held for approval.
Please email us to report offensive comments.
See our comment policy here. Note that we require commenters to share their email address via Typekey. We will never share your email address with anyone without your explicit permission.
MAP - US, AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, PR