Saturday, August 23, 2008

Zogby: Obama Polls Fall in 12 Point Turnaround

John Zogby writes as the Democrats gather for their quadrennial convention in Denver, it is clear that Sen. Barack Obama is on the ropes. After leading John McCain in presidential matchups for months, our new Reuters/Zogby poll this past week shows Obama trailing by 5 points nationally. This is a 12 point turnaround from the Reuters/Zogby poll in July, which showed Obama comfortably leading McCain 47%-40%. While it seems dramatic, we need to understand that this has been a slow and steady transition. And the reasons are clear.
Obama has clearly lost high levels of support from young voters and liberals. Many liberals are tough and demand purity and Obama has appeared to compromise on issues dear to their hearts like civil liberties, Iraq, and off-shore oil drilling. Similarly, some young people are beginning to question whether the compromising centrist Obama is the different sort of politician they were looking for.
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Blogger David Gerard said...

Latest poll shows we have to all keep watching the media. Whatever you do! Stay at the TV!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Polly said...

The Polls Show That Reaganism Is Not Dead

6:12 AM  

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