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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Gallup: McCain By Ten Among Likely Voters

Gallup's new poll is out - they've got the race 54-44 McCain. We're talking 350-400 EV territory here.

Their tracking poll shows a smaller McCain lead - McCain by three today. Given that tomorrow will be the first full post-convention poll, I would guess that Gallup will have McCain by five tomorrow and that we'll see him pull into a lead on Rasmussen's poll as well.

All told, very good news. Remember what I said from the very beginning - I believe that this is going to be a blow out and that fact will be obvious in retrospect.

Though, I think that a lot of the credit for this has to go to Steve Schmidt. Since he received more authority a few months ago, the McCain campaign has caught fire. He's running the kind of campaign that the Republicans haven't run since Lee Atwater's day. I love it.

Remember, Bush held a lot of his fire against Kerry in 2004 and Gore in 2000. Rove, for all that we talked about his mastery of the game, was a turn-out man. He was about targeting and turning out voters. Rove, for all that the Democrats hated him, was never really much for the kind of slash-and-burn politics that are called for in fighting the left.

Posted by Adam T. Yoshida on September 7, 2008 in International Politics | Permalink


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News: MSNBC removes Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from their election coverage.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-09-07 8:27:52 PM

Did something happen while I was in the U.S. that I missed? That seems like a stupid move, MSNBC has been gaining notably in the ratings, largely because it's become the left-wing counter to Fox (with CNN continuing to be biased, but not to the same over-the-top degree as MSNBC has become).

God, I've got to see what they're saying on DailyKos tonight.

Posted by: Adam Yoshida | 2008-09-07 8:30:34 PM

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