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Rasmussen: IL, SC (9/17-18)

Topics: PHome

Rasmussen Reports
~9/18/08; 500 LV, 4.5%
Mode: IVR

Illinois
Obama 56, McCain 40

South Carolina
McCain 51, Obama 45

 

Comments
Paul:

The Illinois number is right on what I would expect. The South Carolina number is better for Obama than what he has been polling there.

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palinisbushwithlipstick:

Maybe the people are starting to realize if you elect two idiots like mccrap and paliar, then you might get the same results that we have seen from another idiot, GW Bush.

Maybe it is time to start electing smart people - you know, those elitists that graduate magna cum laude from Harvard law.

And not tools like mccain and palin - just go look up their grades/education. Yikes.

Obama and Biden have doctorates from great schools. Mccain and palin are lucky to even have an undergraduate degree.

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KipTin:

The previous Rasmussen poll was in June where McCain led by 9 points.

"McCain attracts 89% of Republican votes, up from 78% in June. Obama earns the vote from 88% of Democrats, up from 73% in June. Among unaffiliated voters, McCain has a ten-point lead, down from twenty points in the previous survey."

Whereas McCain lost ground among unaffiliated, Obama still would have a long ways to go in this state.

"McCain is viewed favorably by 57% of South Carolina’s likely voters while Obama earns positive reviews from 51%...As for the running mates, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by 56%. Delaware Senator Joe Biden gets favorable reviews from 46%."

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Tarp Lazer:

Greg - not sure AT ALL how that is funny. Perhaps you have a different sense of humor than descent people.

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JFactor:

South Carolina is quite close but still not quite close enough. It's not going to flip to the Democrats.
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KipTin:

Maybe the "funny" or ironic thing about greg's link is the survey found "Among white Democrats, one third cited a negative adjective (against blacks) and, of those, 58 percent said they planned to back Obama." So even some of those voting for Obama are indeed found to stereotype blacks by race.


... And that Republicans are not against Obama because he is black but because he is a Democrat.

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Sarah McPlain:

If SC is a 6 point race and closing at this point, Michelle can start measuring the drapes now. Obama must still have some big support after the blowout primary victory there while McCain with a third of the GOP primary vote barely edged out Huckabee. YEOWTCH!!!

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BOOMISANIDIOT:

gregin charlotte
i hope one day you get beat down so hard that you have to eat through a tube

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mattisnotfrench:

Greg, that isn't funny, it's downright embarrassing. What the hell is wrong with this country? And with you? Why the hell would you think a study showing that a large percentage of Americans are prejudiced is funny?

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Willem van Oranje:

greg: so I guess Rev. Wright is right?

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bossslp:

@Greg

You and your kind are what's wrong with this country. You're truly garbage. I'm glad you'll be suffering under eight years of an Obama presidency.

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Tarp Lazer:

Boomisanidiot - that was hilarious, but I never like to wish ill will on anyone. I'd just prefer Greg experience a sudden loss of income, housing, and healthcare and be forced to live somewhere where he is a minority and treated unfairly due to that fact. That would be quite the interesting social experiment.

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damitajo1:

Two more useless polls. I guess we can wait for polls from Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, DC and Vermont tomorrow. Goodie!

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Lechuguilla:

"Two more useless polls. I guess we can wait for polls from Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, DC and Vermont tomorrow."

Actually, polls from "base" states can be quite insightful. If, for example, McCain is ahead by only 3 or 4 in a Republican state like Indiana, that would spell trouble for McCain, nationwide. Ditto, for a Democratic state like Washington. If Obama is ahead by only a point or two there, that strongly suggests he is in trouble nationwide.

Of course, I'm speaking of a set of polls that show consistent results, not some dubious poll that's totally at odds with other recent polls.

Lech

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