Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama and Murtha Both Disdain Americans

Apparently Jack Murtha is finally going down. After years of the most vicious and hateful slander against American heroes fighting to liberate the people of Iraq, Murtha finally went too far when he described his own employers -- the people of Pennsylvania as "racist" and "rednecks."

Since this is no different than what Barack Obama thinks of the hardworking people of middle America -- most clearly stated in what he thought was an off-the-record talk to his San Francisco money people -- it's pretty obvious why Pennsylvania is still up for grabs (according to Obama's own internal polls) and why Obama is struggling to eek out a victory at a time when a Democrat should be up by thirty points.

16 comments:

albert pierrepoint said...

Far more importantly, Americans disdain Palin/McCain.

Anonymous said...

John McCain gaffe as he 'agrees' Pennsylvania is racist

John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, made a major gaffe by saying "he couldn't agree more" with the sentiment that some people from western Pennsylvania were openly racist.

Last Updated: 8:01PM BST 23 Oct 2008

"You know, I think you may have noticed that Senator Obama's supporters have been saying some pretty nasty things about Western Pennsylvania lately," the senator told to an audience in the region.

"And you know, I couldn't agree with them more," he added.

The Vietnam veteran then made a hash of back tracking on his blooper and failed again to express what he had originally meant to say.

"I couldn't disagree with you more," he muttered before finally, at the third attempt, saying: "I couldn't agree with you more than the fact that Western Pennsylvania is the most patriotic, most god-loving, most, most patriotic part of America, and this is a great part of the country."

The Arizona senator's slip-up may be evidence of how tired the candidate has become after a gruelling two-year campaign approaches its final week.

The gaffe was the latest in a bad week of televised appearances for Mr McCain.

Appearing on ABC news, he meant to say : "Just last night Senator Biden guaranteed that if Senator Obama is elected, we will have an international crisis to test America's new President. We don't want a President who invites testing from the world at a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting in two wars."

What came out in fact was: "Just last night Senator Obama (sic) guaranteed that if Senator Obama is elected, Senator Biden said, we will have an international crisis to test America's new President."

Anonymous said...

McCain's push may not budge Pennsylvania

The Republican's campaign is struggling to win the blue state to offset potential losses of former red states.

By Peter Nicholas and Bob Drogin
October 22, 2008
Reported from Washington and Bensalem, Pa. --

John McCain's efforts to snare Pennsylvania appear to be faltering despite a substantial commitment of his time, leaving him with a narrower path to the magic number of 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

McCain is targeting Pennsylvania in hopes of winning at least one state that voted for Democrat John F. Kerry in 2004. With 21 electoral votes, a victory in Pennsylvania could offset possible losses in smaller states captured by President Bush in the last contest.



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Yet by any number of measures, McCain's prospects are dimming. An aggregate of public polls shows Barack Obama with a double-digit lead in Pennsylvania. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 1.1 million, about twice the gap in 2004, state figures show.

What's more, prominent Republicans worry that McCain's message is flawed or is being drowned out by waves of Obama ads.

McCain aides insist that they can still win Pennsylvania. Recognizing the stakes, McCain is spending much of the dwindling amount of time left on the campaign trail traversing the Keystone State.

Anonymous said...

Murtha calls district racist, but stays popular
By GENARO C. ARMAS – 2 days ago

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Calling your constituents racist might be political suicide in some congressional districts.

But not for Rep. John Murtha, a decorated Vietnam veteran best known outside Pennsylvania for boldly coming out against the Iraq war — and his ability to win tens of millions of dollars in pet projects for his district every year as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.

Voters seem ready to cut the 76-year-old Democrat some slack and send him back to Congress for an 18th term, despite his headline-grabbing comments about race in his heavily white district.

"I think he'll be there until he dies, truthfully, and if the people don't keep him in there, they're crazy," said Francis Demko, 81, a retired steelworker.

Last week, when discussing the presidential election, Murtha told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area." He said that while some older voters were warming up to the idea of voting for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, some voters were reluctant to do so because of his race. He later issued an apology.

Then, on Monday, when asked about his comment, Murtha told WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, that "this whole area, years ago, was really redneck."

Kim George, 40, of Nanty Glo, an aide at a senior center, said Murtha deserves a break because he spoke the truth.

"He wasn't saying, 'I don't like Barack Obama because he's African American.' He stated his opinion," George said.

Jessica Jeffreys, 33, a restaurant manager from Johnstown, said she wasn't offended, but she's open to voting for someone else.

"He's brought money in, but let's see what someone else can do." she said. "Let's see if they can bring in more, if they can do better."

Murtha, who chairs the Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee, obtained $160 million worth of pet projects, or "earmarks," in the 2008 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the most of any House member. He declined to be interviewed for this story.

His Republican challenger, William Russell, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, said Murtha has a "strange, arrogant disconnect" from the people in his district.

Associated Press writer Kimberly Hefling in Washington contributed to this report.

Anonymous said...

Poll Finds Obama Strong With Some Bush Backers

By JIM RUTENBERG and MARJORIE CONNELLY
Published: October 23, 2008
Senator Barack Obama is showing surprising strength among portions of the political coalition that returned George W. Bush to the White House four years ago, a cross section of support that, if it continues through Election Day, would exceed that of Bill Clinton in 1992, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News polls.

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Underscoring the building strength of Mr. Obama’s candidacy in the final phase of the campaign, he was ahead of Mr. McCain among various groups that voted for Mr. Bush four years ago: those with incomes greater than $50,000 a year; married women; suburbanites; white Catholics, and is even competitive among white men — a group that has not voted for a Democrat over a Republican since 1972, when pollsters began surveying people after they voted.

Of potential concern for Mr. Obama’s strategists, a third of voters surveyed said they knew someone who does not support the Illinois Democrat because he is black. And, coming shortly after Mr. Obama’s running mate, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, warned a group of Democratic donors that foreign leaders would test a President Obama in the first months of his term, voters are closely divided about Mr. Obama’s ability to handle a crisis.

But, overall, the poll found that Mr. Obama would defeat Mr. McCain if the election were held now, with 52 percent of those identified as probable voters saying they would vote for Mr. Obama and 39 percent of them saying they would vote for Mr. McCain. Among registered voters, the spread between the two is almost identical, with 51 percent saying they would vote for Mr. Obama and 38 percent saying they would vote for Mr. McCain. A New York Times/CBS News poll taken a week ago showed a similar margin of victory for Mr. Obama.

The latest nationwide telephone poll was conducted Sunday through Wednesday with 1,152 adults nationwide, of whom 1,046 said they were registered to vote. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. To measure support for the candidates among specific voting blocs, The Times combined data from the latest poll with that of the one conducted last week because some of the sub-groups were too small to be statistically reliable when extracted from a single survey.

Despite Mr. McCain’s continued questioning of Mr. Obama’s readiness, the number of voters surveyed who say Mr. Obama has prepared himself well enough for the presidency was at its highest yet in the newest poll, at 56 percent. When The Times and CBS News first asked the question, more voters said they believed Mr. Obama was not ready, 49 percent, than believed he was not, 44 percent. Mr. McCain still holds an edge on that front, with 64 percent saying they believe he is prepared for the presidency.

And there was fresh evidence that Mr. McCain’s attacks on Mr. Obama’s character and qualifications in tough commercials, mailings, speeches and robotic telephone calls were, if anything, harming Mr. McCain. The percentage of people who view Mr. McCain unfavorably was at its highest level since The Times and CBS began asking the question in 1999 — 46 percent said they held unfavorable views of him, with 39 percent saying they viewed him favorably. Mr. Obama was viewed favorably by 52 percent of the voters surveyed, and unfavorably by 31 percent of them.

Voters were almost evenly split over Mr. Obama’s ability to handle a crisis wisely: 49 percent said they were confident he could, and 47 percent said they would be uneasy. But respondents showed less ease with Mr. McCain: 51 percent said they would be uneasy with his approach and 46 percent expressed confidence.

Mr. Obama fared still better than Mr. McCain on economic matters: 65 percent said they were somewhat confident or very confident in Mr. Obama’s ability to handle the economy; 47 percent said the same thing about Mr. McCain.

In spite of Mr. McCain’s sustained attack on Mr. Obama’s proposal to raise income taxes on households and businesses that earn more than $250,000 a year — attacks often delivered with allusions to “Joe the Plumber” — Mr. Obama’s plan received significant support in the new poll. It was called a “good idea” by 62 percent and a “bad idea” by 33 percent.

Yet, at the same time, voters were evenly divided over Mr. McCain’s plan to make permanent the President Bush’s 2001 tax cuts.

In another area where Mr. McCain could take heart, the last two polls offered fresh evidence that his choice of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate had helped to excite two traditional bases of support for Republican presidential candidates — white people who say they attend church every week, who preferred Mr. McCain over Mr. Obama by 61 percent to 29 percent, and people from the South, 51 percent of whom said they would vote for Mr. McCain, compared with 40 percent who preferred Mr. Obama.

But the percentage of people who view Ms. Palin unfavorably, 40 percent, was still higher than the percentage of people who view her favorably, 31 percent.

Senior strategists of both parties have viewed the unpopularity of President Bush and the Republican Party as major drags on Mr. McCain’s chances. And the favorability ratings for both are at all-time lows: Mr. Bush’s approval rating of 22 percent is tied for its worst in the history of the Times/CBS poll, and opinions of Republican Party are at their lowest since the poll first included questions about the political parties in 1985. Only 36 percent expressing a favorable opinion of the Republicans, compared with 56 percent who expressed a favorable view of the Democrats.

That difference in standing was reflected in comments from some respondents who said they had voted for Mr. Bush in 2004 but were now planning to vote for Mr. Obama.

“I’ve always been a Republican, but I’ve switched in the last four years,” said Helen Taylor, 64, of Los Fresnos, Tex., in a follow-up interview. “I voted for Bush because I knew more about him than Kerry and I stuck with the Republican stance on things at that time. But I became concerned about things Bush was doing and now I’m more in line with the Democratic platform. I also like Barack Obama because he has intelligence and class and the ability to think on his feet.”

Mr. Obama has a 16 point advantage over Mr. McCain among women in the combined data of the last two polls; Senator John Kerry outpolled Mr. Bush by three percentage points among women in 2004, according to exit polls conducted then.

Mr. Obama is supported by 45 percent of white women, and Mr. McCain is preferred by 42 percent; Mr. Bush had beaten Mr. Kerry with 55 percent of the vote among white women, according to exit polls.

Mr. Obama is tied with Mr. McCain among white men, a group that Mr. Bush won with 61 percent of their vote. Even Bill Clinton lost to George H.W. Bush among white men when he won the White House in 1992.

Yet some voters still ascribe racial motives those opposing Mr. Obama this year.

Among the 33 percent who said they knew someone who does not support Mr. Obama mainly because he is black was Robert Richter, a Democrat from Dunbar Pa. “Some people are prejudiced and don’t want to vote for him, for one thing, because he’s black and for another, because they feel he’s a Muslim,” said Mr. Richter, who works at a gas station. “I think for some people saying Obama is a Muslim is their way of getting around the black issue.”

Mr. Obama is Christian but a number of e-mails have circulated falsely alleging he is Muslim.

Anonymous said...

McCain tries to steal Pennsylvania; Obama’s poll numbers widen

By Jimmy Orr | 10.22.08

Got ‘em right where we want ‘em. We like being underdogs. We’re the comeback kids. It’s not over ’til it’s over. Where’s that Saks Fifth Avenue credit card - I need some new pants.

If you were playing the ’70s game show the $25,000 Pyramid, “Things overheard at McCain Headquarters” could be the answer.

And with 13 days to go, anyone in the political game knows there’s plenty of time left. Anything can happen in the last two weeks.

Down polls

It would be preferable for the McCain campaign if poll numbers start turning around, however. Reuters is reporting this morning that Barack Obama’s numbers are moving up for the third day in a row.

The latest Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll — a three-day rolling poll — gives the Democratic nominee for President a 10-point lead with a 52 - 42 margin.

Says pollster John Zogby, “Obama just keeps growing, he has expanded his lead among almost every major voting group. McCain seems to be out of steam for the moment.”

Pennsylvania

He’s showing plenty of steam, however, in Pennsylvania. Not in terms of polling, but emotion. Speaking to a crowd yesterday, McCain yelled, “Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.”

Historically speaking, short-term anyway, Pennsylvania is blue. They haven’t voted red since 1988. A compilation of current state polls, show McCain down by 11 points.

And unless Bill Ayers starts stumping for Obama or Joe Biden continues talking, the chances of reversing these numbers seem daunting. Especially in light of the party breakdown. There are 1.2 million more Democrats than Republicans in the state.

So why the heck would McCain continue to spend time in the Keystone state? It could be his only option.

It ain’t that bad

McCain advisers say internal polling shows different results. The real Obama lead is about half what the public polls indicate, they say. And they say by turning about 2,000 voters per county from voting Democrat to Republican, the McCain campaign can steal the state.

In a conference call with reporters yesterday, McCain political director Mike Duhaime recognized the challenge in Pennsylvania but said McCain resonates with independents.

“Certainly, it’s a state that a Republican hasn’t won in 20 years,” Duhaime said. “But we think Sen. McCain is the right candidate, with an appeal to independent voters. And certainly, the ability to get some crossover Democrats is what you need.”

270

In the race toward the 270 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is key because other states that looked promising for McCain are no longer. They’ve conceded Michigan. New Mexico is now done. Colorado looks unlikely. Minnesota and Wisconsin seem unreachable.

The states that Bush won in 2004 are turning from red to pink to — in the case of Virginia anyway — blue.

North Carolina and Missouri — usually red states — are tied up. Obama enjoys an eight-point lead in Virginia.

Kerry and Texas

How daunting of a challenge is it? Politico’s Mike Allen summed it up pretty well, recanting an email conversation he had with “the smartest Democrat [he] knows:

“I get the appeal of trying to win one state (Pa.) rather than having to run the table on a lot of little ones (Nevada, Colorado, Iowa …), but this is the equivalent of Kerry deciding it would be easier to just stage a comeback in Texas.”

Anonymous said...

Perino Defends Bush Against McCain

Andy Barr, Politico.com

- White House spokeswoman Dana Perino defended President Bush on Thursday from attacks leveled by his party's presidential candidate, John McCain.
In an interview with the Washington Times, McCain attacked Bush and fellow Republicans on a variety of policies the Arizona senator said he would have handled differently.
“We just let things get completely out of hand,” McCain said.

Asked about the comments during the daily press briefing, Perino said, “the president stands by his policies. The president believes that Republican Congresses got a lot more done than the current Democrat-led Congress. He supports John McCain, and he still believes that he can and should win. And he'll continue to support him until Election Day.”
In the Washington Times interview, McCain listed a number of disagreements with the Bush administration, including, “spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America, owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the [financial] regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously.”
The Arizona senator was especially harsh on Bush’s Medicare prescription drug bill.
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He also rebuked Bush’s use of signing statements and his administration’s efforts to expand the power of the executive branch.
“I don't agree with that either,” McCain said. “I don't agree with Dick Cheney's allegation that he's part of both the legislative and the executive branch.”
McCain did not address recent attacks his running mate Sarah Palin has come under for erroneously saying that part of the vice president’s job is to “be in charge of the U.S. Senate, so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes.”
“All I'll say is that the president stands by his policies. He also stands by John McCain,” Perino reiterated later in the press conference.
Asked if Bush takes the criticisms personally, Perino simply said, “No, he doesn't.”

Anonymous said...

The Crypt

October 22, 2008
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Hayes denies denial

In a debate hosted by the local Independent Tribune Wednesday, Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.) denied that he had ever denied saying that "liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God.” The new denial begins around the 5:33 mark in this clip.

In fact, Hayes spokeswoman, Amanda Little, on Hayes behalf, repeatedly and flatly denied to The Crypt -- on Monday evening and again throughout the day Tuesday -- that Hayes had said any such thing. She further denied the charge even after The Crypt told her that four sources had confirmed that he had said it. She accused The Crypt of "irresponsible journalism" for reporting the comments, which first appeared in the New York Observer.

Only when we turned up audio of his comments did he concede, saying that he "genuinely did not recall making the statement and, after reading it, there is no doubt that it came out completely the wrong way. I actually was trying to work to keep the crowd as respectful as possible, so this is definitely not what I intended."

At the debate, however, he said he was only denying the context. "One more time, I did not deny what I said but the context in which it was presented to us, Larry, was that I hated liberals. That is absolutely false and for you to say that it is shows a clear misunderstanding and a lack of a desire to find out what went on," he said.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of gaffes:

McCain's brother says N. Va. 'Communist country'

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain's brother made an apparent joke at a campaign rally this weekend that might not play well in parts of newly competitive Virginia.

Joe McCain, speaking at an event in support of his brother, called two Democratic-leaning areas in Northern Virginia "communist country," according to a report on The Washington Post's Web site.

"I've lived here for at least 10 years and before that about every third duty I was in either Arlington or Alexandria, up in communist country," Joe McCain, a Navy veteran, said at an event in Loudoun County, Va.

Joe McCain then apologized, but the remark drew laughter at the event, according to the report.

Virginia has long been a Republican stronghold in presidential elections, but Democrat Barack Obama is running even or ahead of McCain in recent state polls. Obama is being helped by fast-growing communities in the Washington, D.C., suburbs of Northern Virginia, which tend to vote more Democratic than other parts of the state.

One of those areas is Arlington, Va., where John McCain owns a condominium.

"This was Joe McCain's unsuccessful attempt at humor," said McCain campaign spokeswoman Gail Gitcho. "John McCain and Sarah Palin are committed to winning the support of voters in Northern Virginia and understand the region's importance to victory statewide."

Anonymous said...

McCain blasts Bush's record

By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist

John McCain took a calculated risk this week when he finally blasted away at George Bush's pathetic record as president. Did the harsh criticisms of Bush:

-- Make McCain look like a maverick, someone able to see that the leader of the GOP party has made mistakes?

-- Make McCain look pathetic, like someone who's been a Washington insider with 22 years of Senate service, just finally waking up to the fact that his close ally has been a horrible president?

I'd stick with option No. 2.

Barack Obama's campaign ought to be working overtime today to have the audio clip of McCain's comments about Bush up in a national ad.

Here's part of what McCain told The Washington Times on Wednesday about the problems caused by the Bush adminstration:

"Spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America, owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the (financial) regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously."

Obama couldn't have said it any better.

Anonymous said...

Polls show US Jews prefer Obama

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
WASHINGTON

Two polls out Thursday show Barack Obama restoring his lead among Jewish voters to their historic Democratic levels, even in the crucial swing state of Florida where the candidate has come under much criticism from the Jewish community.


Obama chats with Rabbi Neil Cooper after his speech at Philadelphia's Congregation Rodeph Shalom.
Photo: AP

Slideshow: Pictures of the week A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found Floridian Jews back Obama over Republican rival John McCain by a rate of 77 percent to 20%. And a Gallup survey found that nationwide, Jews prefer Obama by 74% to McCain's 22%.

As opposed to support for Obama among the American population generally, which spiked significantly following the economic crisis, Jewish support has been building gradually since a low of 61% in July, the Gallup tracking found.

The Quinnipiac poll, which looked at several swing states, Florida being among the most crucial, showed McCain's advantage of foreign policy grounds had also suffered in the Sunshine State, with a drop in voters who think he would handle the subject better than Obama (now at 50 versus 44%).

The poll was conducted between October 16 to October 21 with a 2.6% margin of error among 1,433 respondents, though the number of Jewish interviewees was not given. The Gallup poll was conducted between October 1 and October 21 of 564 Jewish voters with a 5% margin of error.

If Obama were to actually garner the three-quarters of the Jewish vote registered in the polls, he would repeat the total haul of John Kerry when he faced off against George Bush in 2004.

That figure is similar to numbers registered in a New York University poll of Jewish voters nationally released earlier this week, but a sharp rise over previous surveys which found Jewish support for Obama closer to two-thirds of the demographic, which historically votes overwhelmingly Democrat.

If Obama has indeed recovered that support, it could prove particularly significant in Florida because of the large number of Jews living there. It also suggests that the Obama campaign has overcome one of its biggest Jewish hurdles, since the constituency there has voiced some of the most persistent and intense criticism of Obama of any Jewish community.

Analysts have suggested that many Jewish Democrats have been more open to Obama as their first choice candidate, Hillary Clinton, endorsed her competitor and faded from the stage, at the same time that McCain's choice of conservative Sarah Palin turned off those who had been considering jumping parties.

Despite Obama's strong draw on the youth vote, the Gallup poll actually found that younger Jews are less likely to support Obama, with only 67% of 18- to 34-year-olds choosing him versus 74% of those over 55. That could stem from the higher rate of Orthodox observance and therefore more conservative views among young Jews, though Gallup found the younger Jews were no more likely to describe their political beliefs as conservative than older voters.

The Witty Patriot said...

I am so sick of politicians degrading our U.S. Soldiers. Did we learn nothing from Vietnam? Oh-that's right-NO, because History is now the worst subject among kids in America and apparently among crabby old men too.

I am almost surprised that his constituents are turning on him. Typically they would stop, and think "Wow, I must be a racist if that's what my politician says."

Anonymous said...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 9:36 AM EDT
Poll: Obama has 13-point lead in PennsylvaniaPittsburgh Business Times

With less than two weeks to go before the presidential election, Democratic nominee Barack Obama has a solid 13-point lead over Republican opponent John McCain in Pennsylvania, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

The poll found Obama ahead 53 percent to 40 percent in the Keystone State, compared with 54 percent to 39 percent in Quinnipiac's last poll Oct. 1

The economy is the most important issue for Pennsylvania voters, who trust Obama 54 percent to 36 percent to handle the issue, compared with 55 percent to 36 percent in the previous poll.

“Sen. Obama leads comfortably in Pennsylvania, mostly because he has pulled ahead in the four key suburban counties surrounding Philadelphia where Keystone State races are decided,” said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“Obama is leading among whites and blue collar workers, but white men and 15 percent of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s primary supporters are clinging to Sen. McCain, probably not enough to change the tide in the closing days of the campaign,” Richards added.

Obama also polled higher than McCain in key battleground states Florida and Ohio, the Quinnipiac poll found. The Illinois senator is up 49 percent to 44 percent over his Republican counterpart in Florida, and leads McCain by an even wider margin — 52 percent to 38 percent —in Ohio.

According to Hamden, Conn.-based Quinnipiac, no one has been elected President since 1960 without taking two of these three states in the Electoral College.

Pennsylvania voters give higher approval ratings for the Democratic nominee for vice president, Joe Biden. Fifty-four percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of Scranton native Biden, with 22 percent having an unfavorable opinion of him. Only 38 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters had an favorable opinion of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin; 43 percent had an unfavorable opinion of her, according to the poll.

One area where McCain scored higher than Obama in the Quinnipiac poll was the issue of foreign policy. Asked whom they trust more to handle foreign policy regardless of whom they supported for president, 47 percent said McCain, and 45 percent said Obama.

EPorvaznik said...

Evan, do most people (nameless at that) even come here to discuss your posts, or to simply copy and paste MSM, ahem, news?

baby killer said...

Pennsylvanians are racist mofo's

us marines are baby killers said...

I guess you actually get the kind of representation in Congress you deserve...