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POLL: Rocky Mountain News Colorado (8/11-13)


Rocky Mountain News/CBS News 4/
Public Opinion Strategies (R)/
RBI Strategy & Research (D)
8/11-13/08; 500 LV, 4.5%
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
(RMN, CBS4)

Colorado
McCain 44, Obama 41, Barr 3, Nader 2
Sen: Udall (D) 44, Schaffer (R) 38, Moore (i) 5, Kinsey (G) 2

 

Comments
TheVoice_99:

Ohhh, wow, more bad news for the repubs and mccain. Now with the georgia conflict, voters (and the TROOPS!!) don't want a war-monger in office. Lights out gramps!


Troops Deployed Abroad Give 6:1 to Obama

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/08/troops-deployed-abroad-give-61.html

According to an analysis of campaign contributions by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Democrat Barack Obama received nearly six times as much money from troops deployed overseas at the time of their contributions than has Republican John McCain, and the fiercely anti-war Ron Paul, though he suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination months ago, has received more than four times McCain's haul.

Despite McCain's status as a decorated veteran and a historically Republican bent among the military, members of the armed services overall - whether stationed overseas or at home -- are also favoring Obama with their campaign contributions in 2008, by a $55,000 margin. Although 59 percent of federal contributions by military personnel has gone to Republicans this cycle, of money from the military to the presumed presidential nominees, 57 percent has gone to Obama.


Why might troops in the field favor a man with no military service record, Barack Obama, over John McCain ?

Have deployed US troops picked up, much sooner than US civilians, on the bellicose & dysfunctional McCain approach ?

The people that are pulling McCain's strings are the people who want to push us into a new Cold War with the Russians -- and ironically and a bit improbably with the Chinese too....

McCain is going out of his way to cast this as a replay of 1938 and 1939. Is it really in our interest to get into a renewed Cold War with Russia right now? ....

It's sort of funny when he's just an unhinged senator. But think for a moment where we'd be if this man were president right now, as he may well be in six months. This man takes the counsel of the people who got us into the Iraq War. On foreign policy, he is in league with the people who were so extreme they've now largely been kicked out of the Bush administration. People like John Bolton and others like him.

It's beyond Obama or political strategy or dinging McCain on this or that policy.

This man is simply too dangerous and unstable to be president. People need to wake up and get a look of the preview he's giving us of a McCain presidency.

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TheVoice_99:

There aren't many things that make me stop and say "Daaammmmmnn!!!" But this did it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEmPZoRVRII&eurl=http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/


That last line is the best!!

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thoughtful:

@TheVoice_99

I can't see why you are bringing this onto this site. Are you saying that these are issues that are going to influence the 30% of the voters who are undecided and why?

Or are you just over-enthusiastic and a paid troll?

I don't have a problem with Undecided/Boskop or Stillow putting forward a point of view if it's putting forward a voter's(vote) rationality (sometimes it is too personal).

There is a common belief that 2004 election was "won" because Kerry got branded fip-flop and then swift boated. There is another school of thought that puts it that Kerry "lost" because he was branded flip flopper etc,

I want you to think about it.

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boskop:

@thoughtful

that was brave of you and consistent with
your reliable intelligence. i cant see why you took this blogger on but you have my respect, nevertheless.

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TheVoice_99:

Ummm, what? Are you high?

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TheVoice_99:

What are you trying to argue? That mccain isn't a flip-flopper?? That he isn't an idiot? Well, sorry Charlie, the facts don't lie.

On one hand we have someone who is a self made man, who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps, and finished at the top of his class. And on the other, a guy who finishes at the bottom of his class in college, an incompetent pilot, weak-willed (succumbs to torture), is a misogynist, flip flops on a range of issues, cheats on his wife with multiple women, has monumental temper issues, and has fully supported the worst president in the history of this country.

And the media loves him, so they never call him out on how he is unfit to be president of a small burger chain, much less the country. They cover edwards's affair 24/7, but no mention of mccain.

Hmmm.....I WONDER WHY??


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thoughtful:

@boskop

This is the most interesting election ever!

The last election I worked on was in 1992, although I am American, British General Election. Believe it or not I ran the first telephone canvas for a political party ever in the UK. I knew a week before the election that contrary to the guys I was working for and all the other media and pollsters that my guys would almost certainly lose and why they would lose.

That was a "change" election too, there are in an abstract way a lot of similarity Mrs Thatcher had gone, the economy was tanking, real estate crash in the UK, inflation starting to rise again. The ruling party wanting to keep taxes where they were.

Overall people vote on which party/candidate that they perceive is going to create conditions that give them a better (more affluent)life. If you think about it Kerry didn't even go near those buttons in 2004. Forget about the swift boats and the flip.
flops.

The polls I think our narrowing over energy (drill here drill now) and tax perceptions.

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mrut:

@thoughtful

Yes, I voted for Kerry in 2004 but was dismayed by his incompetent campaign. He gave people no reason to vote for him and counted instead upon the votes of those dissaffected with (or horrified by) Bush. This is why he was so vulnerable to the swift-boating. After doubt was cast upon his heroism, he had nothing solid to offer the American people. The swift-boating would not have defeated him if he had been advocating a strong agenda that would improve the American people's lives.

For this reason I disagree strongly with people who put forward Wesley Clarke as the "magic bullet" for Obama's perceived weakness in foreign policy experience. Clarke and Joe Biden are terrible campaigners who stick their feet in their mouths every other day. Clarke is a political lightweight who feels that his rank automatically trumps John McCain's military experience. I think he has already shown an overconfidence about his resume to "destroy" John McCain. He would quickly become an embarrassment to the Democratic ticket.

No need to worry, though, Obama has the judgment not to pick Clarke.

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Paul:

This is a good poll for Udall. This state represents one of the five most likely pickups for the DEM's.

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