I almost choked on my coffee this morning when I saw this. With now an entire polling cycle under his belt post-debate, Obama has gained significant ground. Rasmussen was the result I was most interested in:
Obama 52, McCain 44
Research 2000/Daily Kos
Obama 52, McCain 40
Obama 50, McCain 42
Holy cow! Up again from yesterday! Now, I understand that Rasmussen re-weighted their polls to reflect a .6 net increase in party affiliation in the Democrats’ favor, but they had previously been the most conservative polling firm in terms of these numbers. Even more fun is that Barack Obama is winning more Republicans than McCain is Democrats- and has pulled to an eleven point lead over McCain in independents.
Of course, you know what that means, don’t you?
We’ve seen it starting already. Obama is “palin” around with terrorists (no pun intended, of course), he’s got radical associates, Wright, Rezko, most liberal senator, et cetera. Oh, I know most of us here are veterans of the Primary Wars, and so we’ve had to weather this particular fiasco before. It wasn’t fun then, and it won’t be fun now- you can smell the stench of desperation from the Freepers and dittoheads from here.
I’m glad to see the Obama folks hitting back, and hitting hard, to challenge these sorts of asinine attacks- especially on the Keating 5 issue. I recently had to choose between buying groceries and diapers for my daughter, or health insurance- what the hell do you think I’m going to care more about? “Oh my God, Obama may have seen him once or twice” Bill Ayers, or “Bank Failin'” Keating?
Just buckle down, and hang in there with me, guys, we’ve got another month of this garbage.