Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obama has a nice lead in Colorado

Public Policy Polling has released data that shows Barack Obama leads John McCain by seven points in Colorado:

Obama 51
McCain 44

In the prior poll, he led by just one point. The poll shows that Sarah Palin apparently has turned into a drag on McCain's chances. The President of PPP observed:
It seems like the more voters have learned about Sarah Palin the less they’ve liked her, and that’s allowed Obama to open up the largest lead he’s shown in a PPP poll of Colorado.”
I know some Obama supporters have objected to the efforts of other Obama supporters to show what Sarah Palin is like, but the more the people know her, the further McCain sinks in the polls.

4 comments:

atdnext said...

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually starting to agree with Markos (from Kos) on this. All the Palin Scandaliciousness dragged her and McCrazy down enough to where the "intrigue factor" died away... Which was perfect timing for Obama to redirect the conversation back to the economy last week when the Lehman-Merrill-AIG crisis began to make headlines.
I'm glad to see Obama open a big lead here. Hopefully this sticks, so that we can continue working in Virginia and North Carolina and Indiana and all the other new swing states as well. :-)

DCDemocrat said...

I've always thought that people needed to take a long, hard, and careful look at this woman. I always thought she wouldn't wear well when people started to think of her as someone who could become president.

andgarden said...

You guys need to look at the crosstabs. It's not Palin, it's the economy. Obama is cleaning up on that issue.

Which do you think was more relevant when this poll was taken: Sarah Palin or the economy?

PPP can't even make sense of its own results.

DCDemocrat said...

Yeah, I actually thought it was the economy, too, but I am part of the "hit Palin hard and often" crowd. I think putting her up as a replacement to Hillary was not only laughable but insulting.

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