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McCain closes gap on Obama in Ohio, Fla., poll shows

Published: Thu, July 31, 2008 @ 2:06 p.m.

COLUMBUS — Presumptive Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain closed the margins with Democratic frontrunner U.S. Sen. Barack Obama among likely voters in three swing states, according to a new poll.

Obama, D-Ill., still led McCain, R-Ariz., in Ohio (46 percent-44 percent), Pennsylvania (49 percent-42 percent) and Florida (46 percent-44 percent) among voters questioned by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute over the past week. Poll results were released today.

But the differences were a lot closer than a month ago. And Florida and Ohio, according to the institute, are still “too close to call.”

“The $64,000 question is whether Sen. John McCain’s surge is a result of Sen. Obama’s much-publicized Middle Eastern and European trip or just a coincidence that it occurred while Sen. Obama was abroad,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the institute said in a release.

For the complete story, see Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com.


1Anita(20 comments)posted 7 years, 9 months ago

As a lifelong Republican, I like Mr. Obama. I really do. I am fully prepared to accept him as our president. However, he may never get there. Why? Because, while I and millions of others think he is a decent, honest person, he will soon become the victim of his own supporters. The far left, the tree huggers, the militant gays, the overpaid service unions, moveon.org, PETA, Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee, all the other kooks of the far left will drag him down. Its happening already. And I think that will be a shame.

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2tgs23(18 comments)posted 7 years, 9 months ago

Anita, I agree with you. You did forget one other "kook" that will help drag down Obama...."OldManGrump"!! He's great at dragging things down or attacking others. Just check all the other blogs at this site.

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3hardin54ja(20 comments)posted 7 years, 9 months ago

Boardman Twp has a better record than him. He spent two years in the Illinois senate.There he voted 140 times ,"present". Today his ads lie, and say he voted for some of those bills. The Great One spent 143 days in the US Senate before running for President.
B. Hussein Obama claims to be a community activist from a poor background. How did he make millions of dollars then? His wife was a poor loud racist at Princeton University. Perhaps B. Hussein's ... money is from the "Dailey" Chicago political machine? Youngstown area people understand the moral implications of that statement!

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4cambridge(3932 comments)posted 7 years, 9 months ago

Chevron just posted record profits for the eighth quarter in a row while we are paying more than $4.00 per gallon and Chevrons CEO is making 23 million a year. John McCain wants to give the oil company's another 30% tax cut.

John McCain voted to attack and occupy a country that did nothing to us and was no threat to us instead of going after bin Laden and the dogs that attacked us.John McCain wants to stay in Iraq for another 100 years and invade Iran. Lets turn that 9 Trillion debt into 18 Trillion.

John McCain wants to cut social security and medicare.

John McCain is a bitter 71 year old man that doesn't know how to use a cell phone, blackberry or computer and has no business being the leader of the free world.

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5apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 9 months ago

To Hardin54ja.

So Bush was more experienced than Obama? He got elected governor of Texas thanks to oil connections and Daddy's money. McBush has never held a private sector job and married into his second wife's money. Obama made his money writing 2 books that were best sellers. He was also a Harvard educated lawyer who instead of making millions on Wall Street took a job working to help the poor. 143 days in the US senate is what 4 years? LOL. (tongue in cheek)

Maybe it's time we elected someone not tainted by the years of public service and taking PAC money and owing favors?

McCain is going to be another 4 years of tax cuts for the wealthy, bankrupt social security and medicare, and war.

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6apollo(1227 comments)posted 7 years, 9 months ago

Grump is correct, McCain can't win by running on the things he is going to do. Because those things are the same things that Bush did. So he has to use the Rove playbook and that is 100% negative campaigning. It has proven to work so why not use that which can fool enough voters.

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7valleyred(1103 comments)posted 7 years, 9 months ago

McCain will win this election. Obama is too inexperienced and the Big Red Machine has plenty of ammo on Obama.

If Obama is not up by 10 points here in August, or up at all here in August which he is not, he won't win this election. The Democrats picked the only candidate they could pick that could lose this election. HRC would be dominating McCain right now.

Thanks Dems!

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8hardin54ja(20 comments)posted 7 years, 8 months ago

To Apollo,Bush is and was the ultimate campaigner. He dumped Ann Richards, a very popular leftist Democrat as Governor. He defeated Al Gore despite massive voter fraud on the part of Democrats. He accomplished those things by speaking to the real concerns of Americans. The Dow Jonmes Industrial average was just a hair under 4,000 when he took office. With a Republican Congress for 12 years the economy grew over 8,000 points. Hell of an accomplishment for a know nothing President. Just so you know, he and John Kerry attanded Yale at the same time. Bush had a higher GPA. Bush also graduated with an MBA from Harvard. Al Gore flunked out of two graduate programs. One was a divinity school. I guess he can join Jesse Jackson in that regard.

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