University of Iowa
8/4-13/08; 617 LV, 3.9%
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
Obama 50, McCain 43
Registered voters: Obama 48 - McCain 43 - Undecided 7
Of course Obama is going to win Iowa but the following info is useful to know about Independents and Hillary supporters:
"Both candidates have nailed down their own party supporters, with 90 percent of Democrats supporting Obama and 87.9 percent of Republicans supporting McCain. Because Democratic registration in Iowa outnumbers Republicans 34.2 percent to 29.6 percent, this provides a significant edge for Obama...
But the poll revealed some positive news for McCain: he is leading among Iowa independents, 46.3 percent to 41.8 percent.
And Obama has not managed to convince all former Clinton supporters in Iowa to join him: Only 76.1 percent of Clinton caucus supporters say they will vote for Obama, while 15.2 percent pick McCain and 8.7 percent are undecided.
Posted on August 20, 2008 12:27 AM
Iowa has always been a mystery to me. I don't know of any particular reason why it is so left leaning. Thats big rough tough farm country out there. Those people aren't elitist.
Posted on August 20, 2008 1:35 AM
Its because they are smarter then you right-wingers
Posted on August 20, 2008 1:59 AM
lol at Player. Some people are so ignorant it floors me.
Posted on August 20, 2008 4:15 AM
no doubt. I hope these repub trolls go and put some money down on mccain at intrade.com
they talk tough but then they can't back any of it up. i would love to see their faces on 11/4 as the numbers roll in....LOL......I can see a lot of "but but but, the polls said mccain was ahead in the state" type blatherings from the trolls...
All hat and no cattle as they say.....
Posted on August 20, 2008 8:29 AM
- Amazing interview from Bill Maher on Larry King yesterday. He just completely destroys the right wing religious zealots. Wow. Simply wow.
Conservatives used to have a respectable perspective, but the right wing evangelical lot hijacked their party - the results weren't pretty as the last 8 years proves. The pathetic thing is that the smart conservatives know this but still try and defend it. How sad.
Posted on August 20, 2008 8:35 AM
By the way, great line from Bill Maher:
"The American people are too dumb to be governed"
- Many on this site prove that daily.
After 8 years of the worst leadership in the history of this planet, who do these retards support? Yup, Bush - the older version. And they wonder why the entire world mocks us incessantly.....
Adding to this point - who are the 30% that still support this effing chimp?? I mean, 30%!?!? WTF? What does this guy have to do to lose their support - poop his pants on live TV and show everyone?
Posted on August 20, 2008 8:42 AM
Everyone who says anything that supports McCain is a republican troll I guess. Just because someone supports another candidate than you does not make them wrong or you right. And the race is a lot closer than you make it out to be.
Posted on August 20, 2008 9:21 AM
Posted on August 20, 2008 9:22 AM
It is really ironic that "voice" denigrates others because he could just has easily be describing himself if one were to judge him by his own words.
Here is a thought for those who believe that all those not in love with Obama are right-wingers... Have you ever considered that the majority of American voters are actually moderate near the center (aka "centrists")?
My case for why Iowa supports Obama is as follows:
1. Iowans know Obama very well. Obama has spent the most time in that state, and he is from the neighboring state which is also the main media market for Iowa.
2. Obama is a big supporter of corn crops and has committed himself to corn ethanol products. Obama has brought home the pork for his state and Iowa in terms of corn ethanol subsidies. (Iowa ranks number 1 in corn production, Illinois number 2).
In contrast, McCain as recently as August 8 at the Iowa State Fair told corn producers he opposes ethanol subsidies... a long strongly held position of his. Within that context, McCain is doing surprisingly well in Iowa.
Posted on August 20, 2008 10:31 AM
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