Saturday, September 6, 2008

Weekend Poll Report: Waiting to Exhale

The bad news: The tracking polls look tight again, as McBush-Failin' got a little bounce.

The good news: Obama's still up, and the Rethuglicans still can't secure a lead.

Gallup Daily:
Obama 47%
McCain 45%

Rasmussen Tracking:
Obama 49%
McCain 46%

OK, so McCain rose 2 in Gallup while Obama actually rose 1 in Rasmussen. While it's still a little early to declare a final verdict on the GOP Convention, the signs now point to a flop. If the best the GOP can do is narrow the race a little, it still looks to me like Democrats hold a slight upper hand in this race.

Think about it, this race is 2004 in reverse in so many ways. We're now seeing a base vs. base ground war, except this time we hold the advantage in party registration and overall excitement. We're seeing an issues vs. personality question, but it looks like Democrats have an edge as more people are worrying about the economic slowdown.

So we'll have to wait a few more days to see how the post-conventions general election battle really looks. But overall, I think we still have plenty reason to keep fighting for victory. Don't breathe a sigh of relief yet, but rather work your you-know-what off to make it happen. :-)


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