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SBK
09-07-2008, 11:54 PM
From USA today. (http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-07-poll_N.htm)

McCain leads Democrat Barack Obama by 50%-46% among registered voters, the Republican's biggest advantage since January and a turnaround from the USA TODAY poll taken just before the convention opened in St. Paul. Then, he lagged by 7 percentage points.

In the new poll, taken Friday through Sunday, McCain leads Obama by 54%-44% among those seen as most likely to vote. The survey of 1,022 adults, including 959 registered voters, has a margin of error of +/ 3 points for both samples.


Among the findings:


Before the convention, Republicans by 47%-39% were less enthusiastic than usual about voting. Now, they are more enthusiastic by 60%-24%, a sweeping change that narrows a key Democratic advantage. Democrats report being more enthusiastic by 67%-19%.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a national unknown before McCain chose her for the ticket 10 days ago, draws a strong reaction from voters on both sides. Now, 29% say she makes them more likely to vote for McCain, 21% less likely.
Obama's choice of Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as running mate made 14% more likely to vote for the Democrat, 7% less likely.
McCain's acceptance speech Thursday received lower ratings than the one Obama gave a week earlier: 15% called McCain's speech "excellent" compared with 35% for Obama.

SBK
09-07-2008, 11:55 PM
Sorry if repost, my IQ has gone down about 30 points in the last month.

jAZ
09-08-2008, 12:00 AM
...my IQ has gone down about 30 points in the last month.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=190862

SBK
09-08-2008, 12:02 AM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=190862

I saw this after I posted. As Denise would say, oops.

jAZ
09-08-2008, 12:02 AM
I saw this after I posted. As Denise would say, oops.

Ditto (saw your post in the other thread after I posted this). :p