John McCain topples Barack Obama's poll lead

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...n-McCain-topples-Barack-Obamas-poll-lead.html

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    I'm sorry! I had to do it! I mistakenly clicked on this news story, and forgot to check the date. I was scratching my head for a while, until the story started talking about the upcoming convention. Kind of amusing to see how this race has gone back and forth.
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    Me thinks the Telegraph made a mistake.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE49J0LF20081022

    Obama takes a 10 point lead in Wednesdays Reuters/C-Span/Zogby Poll.
     
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    21 August?

    Read old news much or just reminiscing about happier times? :D
     
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    You know, I am not even voting in the damn US elections and seeing that gave me a near heart attack. :eek:

    Too serious for a joke!


    :eek:
     
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    For a split second there I thought you said "John McCain topless". :eek:
     
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    Perhaps wishful thinking on your part? :eek::eek:

    ;)
     
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    May not be a joke after all.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D93VM4PO0&show_article=1
     
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    We'll know the answer to that in a couple of weeks.:D
     
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    If they do vote for more of the same, I'll know that the US as we know it is finished.
     
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    +1, i almost **** my pants there
     
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    Yikes, I almost moved to Canada with my pajamas on! :)
     
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    Key the dramatic music!!!:p
     
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    I'm sorry- but the babbling Alaskan Barbie Doll is too much to ask any intelligent person to accept.

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    October 29, 1992.

    Clinton Poll Lead Narrows

    Four new nationwide polls show Gov. Bill Clinton's lead over President Bush narrowing, ranging from 2 to 10 percentage points, and Ross Perot with 16 and 20 percent of the vote.

    When these polls are averaged, Mr. Clinton leads with 42 percent, followed by Mr. Bush at 36 percent and Mr. Perot at 17 percent.

    A one-night NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll of 576 likely voters found a seven-point lead for Mr. Clinton with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus five percentage points.

    A CNN/USA Today tracking poll of 1,217 likely voters conducted Monday and Tuesday showed a two-point advantage for Mr. Clinton; that poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. An ABC News tracking poll of 900 likely voters conducted over the same period found a seven-point advantage for Mr. Clinton; that poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points. A tracking poll involves daily interviewing over an extended period of time with new results combined and released two days at a time.

    A Los Angeles Times Poll of 1,126 likely voters puts the difference between Mr. Clinton and Mr. Bush at 10 points. This poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

    The most recent Newsweek Poll taken last week with 755 registered voters found a 12-point lead for Mr. Clinton; it had a potential sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

    The most recent Harris Poll taken last week with 1,021 likely voters showed a 14-point edge for Mr. Clinton, while a Times Mirror Center Poll also conducted last week with 1,153 registered voters found a 10-point lead for Mr. Clinton.

    A U.S. News and World Report Poll taken last week with 1,001 registered voters had Mr. Clinton 14 points ahead. These last three polls have error margins of plus or minus three points.


    1992 result:

    Electoral votes: Clinton 370, Bush 168, Perot 0.
    Popular vote: Clinton 43%, Bush 37.7%, Perot 18.9%.

    In other words, the poll of polls (42/36/17) was very close to mark.
     
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    That poll is incredibly suspect. It has an internal sample of 40% evangelicals. :rolleyes:

    Best to look at the composite of all national polls over at pollster to get a broader picture.
     
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    He's right though...
     

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