Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Today's States of the Race

Courtesy of CNN-Opinion Research!

Obama (D) 49%
McCain (R) 48%

Obama (D) 51%
McCain (R) 47%

Obama (D) 51%
McCain (R) 47%

Obama (D) 53%
McCain (R) 44%

Obama (D) 54%
McCain (R) 43%

So why is Obama doing so incredibly well in all these states? CNN gives us some clues.

"Obama has gained ground among moderates in all five states," said CNN polling director Keating Holland. "That may have something to do with the first presidential debate. Some commentators knocked Obama for agreeing with McCain as often as he did, but moderates tend to like it when candidates appear willing to see the other side's point of view."

"In most states, Obama also won support from senior citizens and voters making more than $75,000. Those are two groups who may have been hardest hit by the recent problems in the stock market and the financial community," Holland added. "Economic jitters may not last if Congress passes legislation in the next few days, but there may have been short-term gains for Obama as a result of the current economic problems."

Let's see. Nevada is #1 in home foreclosures. Florida isn't far behind, and seniors are now worrying about their retirement funds. Even places like Virginia and Minnesota are also facing hard economic ties. Once again... It's the economy, stupid!

So what can Obama do to win all these states? Keep it focused on the economy! Keep offering solutions that work for working families! Point out how Obama is different from McCain and Bush without looking desperately angry (the way McCain is now).

As long as the Obama campaign keeps their eyes on the ball, Democrats will win!


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