Talk about hedging your bets. The redoubtable Gallup organization has two new polls out. One shows Barack Obama enjoying one of his largest leads in weeks. The other has John McCain pulling ahead for the first time in months.
Needless to say, this is prompting some rather contradictory headlines.
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Two radically different story lines are emerging in the presidential race, depending on what kind of poll you look at.
If you look at the national-level data, Barack Obama seems to be underachieving. In the latest Gallup daily tracking poll, the presumptive Democratic nominee holds a scant two-point edge over John McCain. The margin is Read More
Jonathan Miller’s Matrix blog alerted us to Gallup polling out last week on how Americans view the economy. It turns out that their annual income may have a lot to do with shaping that view (see above graph).
Basically, as Gallup notes, the more you make, the more optimistic you are Read More
More evidence that Rudy Giuliani’s liberal social positions are either a) unimportant to the national Republican base or b) unknown to them.
A new Gallup poll finds that “only three candidates would be acceptable to a majority of Republicans.” The are, in order: Giuliani with 73%, Condoleezza Rice with 68% and John McCain with 55%. Read More
George W. Bush’s Presidency was sinking precipitously shortly before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On Aug. 27, 2001, the Zogby survey reported that the President had a positive rating of only 50 percent, and a negative rating of 49 percent. Thirteen days later, on Sept. 9, a Washington Post–Gallup poll gave him somewhat Read More
These things come in waves, somehow, and this is not Hillary’s moment.
Drudge has numbers from the new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll:
“CNNGALLUP found that 51 percent say they definitely won’t vote for Clinton (D-N.Y.) in 2008, another 32 percent might consider it, and only 16 percent vow to back her. That means committed Read More