Monday, November 03, 2008
Iowa's Turning Blue!
The headline: "New Iowa Poll: Obama widens lead over McCain." (DMRegister)
The gap: Obama 54% - McCain 37%
The deal breaker: "Best able to fix U.S. economy:" Obama 51% - McCain 39%. And, 58% of likely voters saw this as the most important trait in the candidates.
McCain's strong suit is national security, the question was who "can best keep America secure:" Obama 47% - McCain 45%.
Fair play? Who "has run the least negative campaign:" Obama 57% - McCain 21%.
Looking toward the future, who "will be the most successful in unifying the country:" Obama 59% - McCain 33%.
So.... will McCain's desperate ads drudging up Rev. Wright, or accusing Obama of being a socialist, or the scare-tactic robo calls turn the tide against Obama. Seems like they are having the opposite effect, although the Rovian dirty tricks worked in 2000 and 2004.
But this time, in 2008, looking at the shambles the Bush White House has made of the country's economy and foreign policy.... Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, ouch! Fool us three times, no way!!
Don't let the polls lull you into complacency.... you still must VOTE. It really matters!