Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama in Freefall; McCain Opens Big Lead

I guess that damage control speech Tuesday didn't quite work.

Let me hedge a guess: He'll blame Rush Limbaugh.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has moved into a significant lead over Barack Obama among Democratic voters, according to a new Gallup poll.

The March 14-18 national survey of 1,209 Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters gave Clinton, a New York senator, a 49 percent to 42 percent edge over Obama, an Illinois senator. The poll has an error margin of 3 percentage points.

The poll was a snapshot of current popular feeling, but Clinton trails Obama in the state-by-state contest which began in January to select a nominee to face presumptive Republican nominee John McCain in the November election to succeed President George W. Bush.

The nominees are formally chosen by delegates at the parties' conventions in the summer.

Gallup said the poll lead was the first statistically significant one for Clinton since a tracking poll conducted February 7-9, just after the Super Tuesday primaries. The two candidates had largely been locked in a statistical tie since then, with Obama last holding a lead over Clinton in a March 11-13 poll.
So a week ago he was leading and now trails be seven points.

I guess being best buddies with a psychotic, racist, America-hating friend of Louis Farrakhan isn't quite going over well with the public. Hanging around with another racist (see photo) doesn't quite help, either.

That and the Democrats have realized Obama is fatally flawed and would lose big to McCain.

Now their problem is how do they go about dumping the guy?

In the meantime, the new Rasmussen numbers show McCain leading Mrs. Clinton 51%-41% and Obama 49%-42%.

Still a long time to November, but this should really help panic the Democrats.

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