Wednesday, September 24, 2008

No Rest for the Weary Yet, BUT Polling Puts Obama in the Lead; 52 to 43

As the economic crisis looms large voters are feeling more confident about Obama-Biden and less confident about McCain-Palin.

More voters trust Obama to deal with the economy, and he currently has a big edge as the candidate who is more in tune with the economic problems Americans now face. He also has a double-digit advantage on handling the current problems on Wall Street, and as a result, there has been a rise in his overall support. The poll found that, among likely voters, Obama now leads McCain by 52 percent to 43 percent. Two weeks ago, in the days immediately following the Republican National Convention, the race was essentially even, with McCain at 49 percent and Obama at 47 percent. -Washington Post ABC Polling

My overall reaction is "It's About Time!" Sheesh, I mean really, people. Get over your fears about race, and anger about sexism, and panic about terrorism-- and really imagine John McCain and Sarah Palin in charge of everything. The choice should be EASY!

And how is Caribou Barbie doing?
Over the past two weeks, the percentage of independents with favorable views of Palin dropped from 60 percent to 48 percent. Among independent women, the decline was particularly sharp, going from 65 percent to 43 percent. Her favorable rating among whites without college degrees remained largely steady, but among those with college degrees, it dropped nearly 20 percentage points.

Dropping like a stone, thank heavens!