Obama opens up lead on the latest poll

Posted: 9/24/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Turmoil in the financial industry and growing pessimism about the economy have altered the shape of the presidential race, giving Democratic nominee Barack Obama the first clear lead of the general-election campaign over Republican John McCain, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News national poll.

Just 9 percent of those surveyed rated the economy as good or excellent, the first time that number has been in single digits since the days just before the 1992 election. Just 14 percent said the country is heading in the right direction, equaling the record low on that question in polls dating back to 1973.

More voters trust Obama to deal with the economy, and he currently has a big edge as the candidate who is more in tune with the economic problems Americans now face. He also has a double-digit advantage on handling the current problems on Wall Street, and as a result, there has been a rise in his overall support. The poll found that, among likely voters, Obama now leads McCain by 52 percent to 43 percent. Two weeks ago, in the days immediately following the Republican National Convention, the race was essentially even, with McCain at 49 percent and Obama at 47 percent.
I believe that more and more Americans are actually taking a look at the race and getting to dig into the direction we want our next president to move this country in, and that is the reason McCain is trying to show the American people that he is in touch with what is going on, hence the run back to Washington to deal with a crisis. As Obama put it best today when I saw him fielding questions, a commander in chief will have to deal with many problems not just one and be able to multi-task.
Obama opens up big lead


  1. Gran says:

    People are upset, and we should be, about this financial mess. Go Obama.

  1. Floyd says:

    This one scares me, they do have to fix it, it must be fixed but also as Obama said we don't need to give out cooperate welfare to the big wheels who caused it, and this is one thing he and others will have to fight about, if we give out anything it should be to the people who are suffering not the millions of dollars a year guys.

    It is a high mess to some 700 billion dollars that WE will have to pay for, or our grand children. I tell you Beth this is one of the worst mess I have seen in a while, but I know it must be done to bail out all these irresponsible companies who took and was encouraged to take bad risk loans from our government, (not the government itself, but it encouraged it)which basically encouraged this, this is one for the record books.

    That is on the loan bailout, I am pleased to see Obama opened up a lead on McCain who is now trying to weasel his way out of the debates, we went along with the McCain camp when they wanted to change the questioning in the veep debate, now it is time for McCain to face the music and quit trying to use this crisis to his advantage, as Obama said yesterday a president has to deal sometimes with several crisis at one time and be able to handle this bail out mess and also have the American people listen to their ideas and based on that in some odd 39 days one of these candidates will be president.