Obama Up – McCain Down

Has John McLiar started to fizzle in the polls? Is the Palin bounce losing it’s spring?

If the latest Gallup Daily Tracking Poll is any indication, and mind you it is but a slight indication, we may just see a decent upturn for real change in the coming weeks:

The Sept. 14-16 Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows Barack Obama regaining a slight, although not statistically significant, edge over John McCain, 47% to 45%, among registered voters, marking the first time since the week of the Republican National Convention that McCain has not held at least a one percentage point margin over Obama.


A new poll out today from New York Times/CBS News also gives Obama an edge of “48 percent of registered voters, compared with 43 percent” for McCain.

Both the latest Gallup and the New York Times/CBS News polls show that Americans are not happy with the economic mess we are in and many think it will get worse.

Gallup reports that “the percentage of Americans experiencing a lot of happiness/enjoyment without a lot of stress/worry hit a new low for the year on Monday at 39%.” Count me in that group.

The Times/CBS Poll notes that “nearly 8 in 10 rate the condition of the national economy negatively and 6 in 10 say it is getting worse.” They also reported that “the number who says their financial situation is worse off now than it was four years ago is higher than it was in polls leading up to the last presidential election in 2004.” Count me in that group too!

The economy has trumped the war and “fifty-one percent of those polled said the Democratic party is more likely than the Republican party to ensure a strong economy.”

Six in 10 voters said they expect that if elected, Mr. McCain would generally continue his predecessor’s economic policies.

It’s been a long rough almost 8 years under the Bush administration. Many Americans are feeling the pain more profoundly than they ever dreamed they would. It’s like a bad nightmare that seems like it will never end some days. Better days are on the way… Get out and do something to help elect Obama, because enough is enough. John McCain only offers us more pain.

[Originally published at TaylorMarsh.com]

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