Obama Takes the Lead

With the presidential election beginning to wrap up, every vote is crucial. During the DNC, Barack Obama captivated audiences with his rhetoric and his inspiration of change, unfortunately, the hype shortly ended. Following the last day of the DNC and Obama’s historical speech, John McCain announced his pick for VP as Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin’s, turning the limelight to his own party. Polls showed that McCain was starting to take away precious Hillary voters to his side and slowly began to catch up to Obama. Now things are starting to turn again. Obama is beginning to evoke some of those voters, and is starting to take the lead.


One poll that shows that Obama is beginning to take t he lead is shown below.


The poll shows that the hype followed by McCains VP choice is beginning to dwindle following the VP debate with Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. It shows that Biden is fairly liked and is favored in being more qualified to lead than Palin, increasing the number of prespective voters in Obama’s favor. In the weeks after McCains choice, Sarah Palin’s non readiness has been shown not only through the presidential debate, but through interviews like the one below with CBS’ Katie Couric.


The debates and Sarah Palins un readiness is not the only reason why Obama is beginning to recapture the lead. With the fall of the American Economic system, many people are blaming republicans. A CNN poll shows that, “…by a 2-to-1 margin, Americans blame Republicans over Democrats for the financial crisis that has swept across the country.” This is a positive for Obama and is a contributing factor to why his numbers are steadily increasing. The fact that Obama repeatedly connects McCain to the party and person that the is seen to be at fault is showing to take a toll on voters.  “The poll also shows that more people think Obama “…would do a better job handling an economic crisis than McCain, the Republican presidential nominee. Forty-nine percent of those questioned say Obama would display good judgment in an economic crisis, 6 points higher than the number who said the same about McCain. “





Although it seems that Obama is sufficiently taking the lead over McCain, The Electoral map still remains tight. If McCain seems to find a way to turn Obama’s gaining streak around, the race may not be over.


Filed under McCain, Obama

3 responses to “Obama Takes the Lead

  1. Shawn_Scanlon

    As a progressive, I’d like to see even less red on that map, but it’s good enough for now. 😉 I’m not sure that there’s a game-changer left for McCain at this point. It’s entirely out of his hands; there may be an outside event that could tip things in his favor, but his choices and strategy simply don’t matter anymore.

  2. Tony Robinson

    Thanks for the map and poll links. But who wrote this post? In the future, be sure to include your name in the byline, right after the title to the post. Since you wrote this post, the map is only looking worse for McCain. I think the most damning trend for Mac is that over 50% of people in most polls say they are pro-Obama. Even if ALL remaining undecideds break for Mccain, all Obama has to do is hold on to those people who say they have now made up their choice. That’s not so difficult, and that’s why the poll results show that Mac is probably done.

  3. Stephen Noriega

    Never write off John McCain. Everyone laughed as he took his business class flight to New Hampshire in the primaries. Of course, considering his wife is worth 100 million or so, and he still took a business class flight, he knows how to fight from the bottom.

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