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(Palm Beach Post)   According to Rasmussen, the old-fart land-line phone user polls are now even between POW/Mooseburger and Secret Muslim/Foot-in-Mouth Guy. Just 56 more of these to argue about, folks   (palmbeachpost.com) divider line 287
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2008-09-09 10:17:00 AM
This went green?
 
2008-09-09 10:18:45 AM
Tell it like it is subby.
 
2008-09-09 10:20:38 AM
Here are the trends:

Daily Polling Trends (new window)
 
2008-09-09 10:21:25 AM
Bufu: This went green?

No, your monitor's broken.
 
2008-09-09 10:22:31 AM
This article is only about Florida. Very misleading subby.
 
2008-09-09 10:26:52 AM
Jaboobinator: This article is only about Florida. Very misleading subby.

No, the article is about the national polling data, not just Florida. See the Daily Polling Trends (new window) for more details.
 
2008-09-09 10:31:32 AM
alywa: Jaboobinator: This article is only about Florida. Very misleading subby.

No, the article is about the national polling data, not just Florida. See the Daily Polling Trends (new window) for more details.


From the article:

"Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are tied at 48 percent in a new Rasmussen poll conducted Sunday and released late Monday.

Before both parties held their conventions, an August Rasmussen poll showed McCain with a 46-43 lead in Florida."

And it links to this: The Presidential race in Florida is now tied.
 
2008-09-09 10:38:54 AM
Jaboobinator: alywa: Jaboobinator: This article is only about Florida. Very misleading subby.

No, the article is about the national polling data, not just Florida. See the Daily Polling Trends (new window) for more details.

From the article:

"Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are tied at 48 percent in a new Rasmussen poll conducted Sunday and released late Monday.

Before both parties held their conventions, an August Rasmussen poll showed McCain with a 46-43 lead in Florida."

And it links to this: The Presidential race in Florida is now tied.


I see... I stand corrected. The national polls are tied today too, hence the confusion.
 
2008-09-09 10:39:25 AM
Good thing no one new registered to vote this year.
 
2008-09-09 10:44:59 AM
I want to try mooseburgers now. Do you think its like bison...a leaner meat?
 
2008-09-09 10:45:51 AM
Back in MY day, phones had a wire attached to the back of them!

(I'm considering reporting this headline to the mods)
 
2008-09-09 10:50:50 AM
oldfarthenry: Back in MY day, phones had a wire attached to the back of them!


www.talkingnfl.com

And we LIKED it! We LOVED it!
 
2008-09-09 10:52:00 AM
Here's the most unbiased indicator on how the trends are going. (^)
 
2008-09-09 10:53:34 AM
I_C_Weener: I want to try mooseburgers now. Do you think its like bison...a leaner meat?

Moose is an excellent meat, I've seen it referred to as the "best" game meat, but much depends on various factors (age of animal, clean kill, processing, etc.)
 
2008-09-09 10:56:15 AM
I predicted yesterday would be the highwater mark for McCain's bounce. In the Rasmussen tracker, at least that's true. And if you look at the numbers, it looks like 9/6, the day that was dropped in today's poll, was a relatively good one for Obama, so that implies that the new numbers for today are pretty god for Obama.
 
2008-09-09 10:57:43 AM
Satan_Sunburn: Here's the most unbiased indicator on how the trends are going. (^)

OMG You're right! (new window)
 
2008-09-09 10:57:45 AM
Satan_Sunburn: Here's the most unbiased indicator on how the trends are going. (^)

Pshaw, include the VP candidates (new window) and it gets weird.
 
2008-09-09 10:58:15 AM
Interesting... the Rasmussen trend line shows no appreciable McCain bump.
 
2008-09-09 11:02:37 AM
I would just like to say that I am seriously disappointed with the quality of greenlighted headlines recently. That is all.
 
2008-09-09 11:03:22 AM
Shilldog: Satan_Sunburn: Here's the most unbiased indicator on how the trends are going. (^)

OMG You're right! (new window)


OH SHI- (pops)
 
2008-09-09 11:06:27 AM
Satan_Sunburn: Here's the most unbiased indicator on how the trends are going. (^)

Obama / Palin (new window)

Biden / Palin (new window)

Palin / McCain (new window)

Palin / Nude (new window)
 
2008-09-09 11:09:52 AM
Dread Pirate Slasher: Shilldog: Satan_Sunburn: Here's the most unbiased indicator on how the trends are going. (^)

OMG You're right! (new window)

OH SHI- (pops)


Well played!
 
2008-09-09 11:14:25 AM
The only calls I get on my landline are pollsters and telemarketers. I'd get rid of it, but my wife put it on all her business cards.

\Is there any way to buy a virtual phone number and forward it to a cell phone? Or two cell phones?
 
2008-09-09 11:17:02 AM
I_C_Weener [TotalFark] Quote 2008-09-09 10:57:45 AM
Satan_Sunburn: Here's the most unbiased indicator on how the trends are going. (^)

Pshaw, include the VP candidates (new window) and it gets weird.


Makes sense to me. No one knows anything about her. Where do you go now to find information? Internets. What search engine do most Americans use? Google.
 
2008-09-09 11:24:50 AM
keiverarrow: Where do you go now to find information?

Well, since asking her questions and not "deferring" to her is "mean" "partisan" and "sexist" I guess the press can't tell you much, either.
 
2008-09-09 11:27:30 AM
Lionel Mandrake: I would just like to say that I am seriously disappointed with the quality of greenlighted headlines recently. That is all.

I think the modmins are just trying to balance the trolling. The problem isn't just the quality of greened headlines, it's that there aren't too many good headlines to choose from.
 
2008-09-09 11:49:50 AM
Well, if that's the way we're gonna do it, let's do it right (^)!
 
2008-09-09 11:54:02 AM
Lionel Mandrake: I would just like to say that I am seriously disappointed with the quality of greenlighted headlines recently. That is all.

I'm disappointed in your posts. I need to see some better work out of you if you want to keep your job.
 
2008-09-09 12:26:41 PM
The Icelander: \Is there any way to buy a virtual phone number and forward it to a cell phone? Or two cell phones?

Yup. You can get an 800 number but not sure if you can forward to multiple numbers without phone system or Centrex...or you can try some of the services like jfax or efax - I think they'll let you forward calls to another number. Used to be a great service called Opus that would try to track you down by calling different numbers in sequence until you answered. Told you who was calling based on caller ID or by prompting the caller and you could answer or send to voice mail. Don't know if it's still around.
 
2008-09-09 01:49:13 PM

whoisjohnmccain.name


It greatly disturbs me that this race is close at all. In a sane society, the McCain poll numbers would be down in the single digits somewhere with Bob Barr's.

There's no doubt that a big percentage of Obama supporters are clueless idiots, but-- shiat! ANYBODY voting for McCain is, to be brutally honest, either willfully ignorant or a wealthy narcissist.

Why are so many Americans willing to vote for 4 or 8 more years of disastrous leadership?

Is it a failure of our public educational system to teach critical thinking, logic, history, and the U.S. Constitution? Is it the prevalence of organized religion, where people are actively encouraged to believe fantastic claims with no evidence?

Why do so many Americans want to vote against the best interests of themselves, their nation, and (ultimately) the entire world?



/Sorry-- just had to rant.
 
2008-09-09 01:50:01 PM
Metallica really needs to rehire that guy as producer.
 
2008-09-09 01:50:08 PM
So at the top of the RNC bounce McCain is even.

Reps, should be worried.
 
2008-09-09 01:50:23 PM
Mooseburger?

I'd take a gander at Palin's fur burger if I had the opportunity.
 
2008-09-09 01:51:21 PM
I guess I am just willfully ignorant. I am voting McCain for my own reasons but still think he'll get whooped come November due to what could be the largest voter turnout the US has seen in many election seasons.
 
2008-09-09 01:52:25 PM
So the RNC and the VP pick pull McCain even after being consistently behind.

The obvious, unbiased question is, what is he going to do to maintain that bounce, which historically dissipates in a couple of weeks?
 
2008-09-09 01:52:25 PM
That's ok though. Obama is way ahead in the polls in the rest of the world.

Link (new window)
 
2008-09-09 01:54:34 PM
Faith, progressives. Keep talking about:

1) The economy, and better yet, Obama's plans to fix it in contrast to McCain's plans to continue the same failed policies of the Bush administration, and

2) McCain's %91 pro-Bush voting record, and

3) McCain's ties to lobbiests,

And we will win this thing.
 
2008-09-09 01:54:53 PM
that's really true about the oldies favoring the oldy.

my mom (65) said yesterday "my friends dont like obama. they dont like him coz they think his name sounds like a terrorist, and his dad's from kenya."


i149.photobucket.com

if this is as deep as people are really willing to look into the election, well, i suppose the old white guy isn't abad choice.
 
2008-09-09 01:55:12 PM
3steps: That's ok though. Obama is way ahead in the polls in the rest of the world.

Link (new window)


Oh, the World supports him--so he must be the wrong choice!

I mean, obviously.
 
2008-09-09 01:55:55 PM
3steps: That's ok though. Obama is way ahead in the polls in the rest of the world.

Link (new window)


And in most available, respected Electoral Vote projections. By quite a bit too. It's starting to look like McCain will pull a Gore 2000, but with less Electoral Votes.

In other news, Ron Paul is on the Constitution Party ticket in Montana, which was already seriously in play.

How many radical conservative survivalist votes will he take away from McCain/Palin? Possibly enough to swing the state.

Then again, he may take some left-leaning votes out of Missoula as well.
 
2008-09-09 01:56:17 PM
The Black Spy: Mooseburger?

I'd take a gander at Palin's fur burger if I had the opportunity.


That's a baby chute.

Show some respect, sir!
 
2008-09-09 01:56:34 PM
It doesn't matter. Remember Florida 2000, guys? The Democrats whined about the popular vote not counting in favor of the electoral college. Republicans told them to sit down and STFU because that's how our voting works.

This time, even if the polls show a popular vote dead-even 46-46, Obama is way up on the electoral college as of a month ago, by a map made by Karl-farking-Rove himself. Up by more total electoral votes than the number of toss-up states could even provide to McCain if he carried every one of them.

Unless several large blue states flip-flop and goes red, and then other toss-up states trend red too, the election is pretty much callable.
 
2008-09-09 01:56:46 PM
Something to remember with any poll involving a brothuh, there are a certain % of white people who are secret racists who would not vote for a nubian no matter what, but like to keep up their P.C. image and would not admit to it no matter what. they would say they was gonna vote for him.
 
2008-09-09 01:57:01 PM
Riche: Why do so many Americans want to vote against the best interests of themselves, their nation, and (ultimately) the entire world?

Classic words from a Democrat. I am right and anyone who believes differently is clinically insane or completely ignorant. Do you think your trivial beliefs are shared by everyone?

Democrats are pathetic and, frankly, anyone who believes that the US political system is actually working for its citizens is not paying attention.
 
2008-09-09 01:57:02 PM
If Palin wore tight pants, I could see her moose knuckle.
 
2008-09-09 01:57:59 PM

The Icelander


\Is there any way to buy a virtual phone number and forward it to a cell phone? Or two cell phones?


Vonage offers call forwarding. Leave the VoIP adapter at home and transfer the calls to your mobile.
 
2008-09-09 01:58:09 PM
whoisjohnmccain.name

HERBERT!
 
2008-09-09 01:59:45 PM
evareste: Democrats are pathetic and, frankly, anyone who believes that the US political system is actually working for its citizens is not paying attention.

Laughably ironic. It's as if he really believes that McCain is change.
 
2008-09-09 02:00:49 PM
Riche: It greatly disturbs me that this race is close at all. In a sane society, the McCain poll numbers would be down in the single digits somewhere with Bob Barr's.

There's no doubt that a big percentage of Obama supporters are clueless idiots, but-- shiat! ANYBODY voting for McCain is, to be brutally honest, either willfully ignorant or a wealthy narcissist.

Why are so many Americans willing to vote for 4 or 8 more years of disastrous leadership?

Is it a failure of our public educational system to teach critical thinking, logic, history, and the U.S. Constitution? Is it the prevalence of organized religion, where people are actively encouraged to believe fantastic claims with no evidence?

Why do so many Americans want to vote against the best interests of themselves, their nation, and (ultimately) the entire world?



/Sorry-- just had to rant.


They're not willing to vote for four more years of failed leadership. They're willing to tell pollsters they are after a week high in emotional content, but low in policy content. They'll behave differently in the voting booths this fall. Especially if progressives keep talking about:

1) Obama's plans to fix the economy, as opposed to McCain's plans to continue Bush's failed economic policies,

2) McCain's %91 pro-Bush voting record, and

3) McCain's ties to lobbiests.

Stay focused. Don't let the Republicans drive us off the topics that are important to voters in this election. People vote on the issues, not on who was a POW 40 years ago or who can skin a moose. The Republicans know that. That's why it's imperative to them not to have an issues-based political discussion.

134--the number of lobbiests tied to the McCain campaign.

91--the percentage of time McCain has voted with Bush over the past eight years.

John McCain is no maverick and no reformer. He's a clone of Bush in every way, from the policies he'll pursue, to his willingness to use ugly rhetoric that tears our country apart, to his reckless shoot from the hip decision making style. Eight years of this nonsense is enough. It's time for a change.
 
2008-09-09 02:01:05 PM
jaerik: It doesn't matter. Remember Florida 2000, guys? The Democrats whined about the popular vote not counting in favor of the electoral college. Republicans told them to sit down and STFU because that's how our voting works.

This time, even if the polls show a popular vote dead-even 46-46, Obama is way up on the electoral college as of a month ago, by a map made by Karl-farking-Rove himself. Up by more total electoral votes than the number of toss-up states could even provide to McCain if he carried every one of them.

Unless several large blue states flip-flop and goes red, and then other toss-up states trend red too, the election is pretty much callable.


Let's not start sucking each other's dicks quite yet, gentlemen.

But this does seem to be the way it is unraveling. Obama is way more popular than Kerry and McCain way less so than Bush, even with Changey McMooselips on the ticket.

Obama will win the Kerry states and reclaim Iowa and New Mexico.
McCain will take Ohio and Florida most likely, but I am feeling really good about Virginia going to Obama.

From there he really needs very little and is very close in Nevada and Colorado, which would both do the trick.

Plus he wins in the case of a tie.

McCain just sharted. Again.
 
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