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today's polls

WARNING! Political Slime Storm Approaching

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:

Rasmussen Reports

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?

Today’s ZOMG TEH POLLS Snapshot- Plus Bonus “Can We Win Without Florida or Ohio?” Discussion?

The Moose is Loose, here we go again! From our national trackers:


Obama 48, McCain 48


Obama 48, McCain 44

Daily Kos/Research 2000

Obama 49, McCain 43


Obama 47, McCain 42

Some small movement; as you can see, McCain moved up one to tie Obama in the Rasmussen tracker, and Obama gained some ground in the Diageo tracker. All said, we can see the same trend, with the R2K and Rasmussen trackers flanking each end- Obama’s slightly ahead, nationally.