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Zogby Poll: Obama Loses Key Electoral Votes

Friday, August 22, 2008
--David Alliot

The latest figures from pollster John Zogby show three key states have bolted from Obama, dropping him below the necessary 270 electoral votes.

Florida sent 27 electoral votes to John McCain, and both Colorado (9 votes) and New Hampshire (4 votes) went from Obama to undecided. The final tally has Obama down to 260 electoral votes — 10 shy of the necessary 270 for election.

John McCain has 173 electoral votes. There are 105 votes yet to be decided in 12 states that are too close to call, according to Zogby. Polling was done from Aug. 15-19, 2008.

Side Note: I find it interesting that Obama has chosen, by all current accounts, Joe Biden as his running mate. True, Biden has some foreign policy creds, but Biden has also consistently praised John McCain for his stance and voting on Iraq. I wonder how that will play out in the debates and what remains of this election process.

Biden's a likable enough guy, but he suffers from foot-in-mouth disease, every bit as much as Barack can't talk without a prepared speech in front of him.

posted by Eric @ 12:53 AM,


On August 23, 2008 at 10:07 PM, Blogger Erudite Redneck said...

You crack me up.

On August 23, 2008 at 11:22 PM, Blogger Erudite Redneck said...

1. Who the heck is David Alliot?

2. Here's some actual news:

Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain in the state-by-state battle for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, flirting with the magic number ahead of their back-to-back nominating conventions.

Still, at this point, both the Electoral College math and the political environment favor Democrats after eight years of President Bush — and that makes McCain's challenge of keeping Republicans in power even greater.

For now at least, the race is spread over 19 states with toss-ups ranging from traditional powerhouses Ohio and Florida to newly competitive Virginia and Colorado.

On August 23, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Blogger Marshall Art said...

1. He appears to be a reporter writing about a change in electoral votes for Obama.

2. Who's Liz Sidoti?

Just an aside, I don't think it's big news that a third term by either party is less likely than a change. But with Barry Obamanable, it's a bad time to take such a chance. He offers no change that will do us any good.

On August 24, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Blogger David Gerard said...

Media polls show you have to keep watching the media.

On August 24, 2008 at 7:44 PM, Blogger Craig said...

Is it just me or doen everyone forget that we are talking about polls 3 months before the election, and that Obama and McCain actually have zero electoral votes. The fact that the media keeps reporting these polls as anything other than what the are is just one more aspect of the election process that are becoming increasingly tiresome.

BTW, the candidate of CHANGE chooses DC establishment Biden for his VP. Great.

On August 25, 2008 at 7:35 AM, Anonymous Bubba said...

I noticed that, too. I'm no political maven, but in my humble opinion, picking Biden was a mistake because it undermines the notion that Obama is an agent of chao--I mean, change, and it reinforces the notion that the Obama campaign is all talk.

It seems to me that, ideally, a VP pick shores up the candidates strengths and compensate for his weaknesses. Choosing Biden may prove to do the exact opposite.

On August 25, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Blogger Erudite Redneck said...

Well, for what's it worth, as a Dem, I'm very pleased with Biden as the veep candidate. Y'all spin it however you like, but I have no problem admitting 1., that the ticket needed a grown-up, but that 2., the country needs a dreamer.

And we got both with Obama-Biden.

On August 25, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Blogger Marshall Art said...

Two problems, ER,

Ein, the dreamer needs to wake up and live in the real world, and

Zwei, his dreaming will result in a nightmare for the rest of us.

On August 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Blogger ELAshley said...

"Come to me my babies, let me quell your pain!"

--Powers Boothe, playing Jim Jones

Pass the Kool-Aid brothers and sisters, the Lord O'Biden has come to take us all home!

On August 26, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Anonymous Bubba said...

Huh: "the ticket needed a grown-up." No word on whether the country needs a grown-up, only that the country needs a dreamer.

Apparently, the ticket needed a grown-up in order to convince the electorate to give the presidency to the dreamer child. Deliberately or not, ER does give the impression that he concedes that Barack Obama's a child, because he didn't say that the ticket needed "another" grown-up.

And ER supports Obama.

I'll say it again. Huh.

On August 26, 2008 at 1:53 PM, Blogger Marshall Art said...

"--Powers Boothe, playing Jim Jones"

Ah! So that's where Dennis Miller got that!

On August 27, 2008 at 7:40 PM, Blogger Erudite Redneck said...

Bubba: You heard me. I didn't stutter.

Consider it a hint of how bad effed up I think this country has become under the GOP! I'd take an inexperienced liberal over an experienced former P.O.W.-fake conservative!

Good God, I'd take a 10-year-old prince with a cloudy hidden regency actually pulling the strings, over another Republican president!

Geore W. Bush is just a man. I dislike him, but I do not hate him -- that is not the point.

I HATE with a white-hot hate the Republican Party. It makes me warm, and fuels my passion.


Some of the remnants, I could deal with and negotiate with and work with and compromise with.

Clear now? Good.

There are just enough of is in the right places to strip the GOP from power. Just enough, in just the right places. And then I hope it implodes.


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