McCain Trails Both Obama + Hillary

Great news.  According to this poll 08/story?id=4394014&page=1

by the Washington Post, John McCain trails both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama by an average of 9 points in the general election.

John McCain is Mr. McBush and he would continue the policies of George W Bush, the worst President in American history.  McCain would continue Bush's policies of ignoring Osama Bin Laden and misusing our military for misguided adventures in Iraq.  McBush would continue to ignore the health needs and service needs of our troops.  McBush would continue to vote for economic policies that destroy the middle class and increase our national debt.

This is good news, news we should all celebrate.

Tags: Hillary, mccain, obama (all tags)



Re: McCain Trails Both Obama + Hillary

How reliable is this poll? In the end it's really too far out.

by Ga6thDem 2008-03-05 02:36PM | 0 recs
Re: McCain Trails Both Obama + Hillary

Historically they've been known to be fairly accurate in the presidential race.

They did two polls in this primary and nailed them pretty good, as well. 02/20/hi-level-pollster-report-cards-upd ated-now-to-include-wisconsin-primaries/

by Progressive America 2008-03-05 02:46PM | 0 recs
Very reliable

According to the SUSA report card, the WaPo poll is among the tops. Yes, the GE is far away. But this poll was taken amidst lots of media attacks against Obama that resulted in movement in TX and OH toward Clinton. I trust this stand-alone poll more than any of the trackers.

by elrod 2008-03-05 04:14PM | 0 recs
Re: McCain Trails Both Obama + Hillary

Dave, this is the type of diary I'd like to see more of from you!  Also, more about how Sean Hannity sucks.

by Steve M 2008-03-05 02:39PM | 0 recs
McCain trails Obama by 12, Clinton by 6

"Average of 9 points."

That's a funny way of putting it.

by Bob Johnson 2008-03-05 02:57PM | 0 recs

I was throwing them a bone.  You and I agree on who is more electable.

by bigdavefromqueens 2008-03-05 04:52PM | 0 recs
that is why the Supers will eventually

abandon Hillary.

All of this is for nothing if we just go on to lose in November. I hate to say it b/c I know she has a lot of supporters, but let's just be honest and admit that McCain would have a much easier time beating Hillary. This election will be about the economy and punishing the party that has brought this nation almost to its knees. The people are not going to be scared into the voting booth, no matter how hard Hillary and McCain try.

by highgrade 2008-03-05 03:13PM | 0 recs
Re: that is why the Supers will eventually

No he won't.

by RJEvans 2008-03-05 03:30PM | 0 recs
Re: that is why the Supers will eventually

You know what? I hear the same "well, it won't work this time" argument over and over from Obama supporters. However, it has worked over and over again. I guess it's the old "those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it" cliche.

by Ga6thDem 2008-03-05 04:18PM | 0 recs
This is great news

I'm happy about this on several fronts. First, it shows that the vigorous campaign has actually made both candidates stronger against McCain. In fact, the attention on the Democratic race has made lots more people identify with the Democratic contest and the outcome than anything else.

Second, it puts to rest any of the electability arguments on both sides. Obama does better on this poll - 12 points among all voters and 11 among likely voters - that will translate into electoral college victory. Jerome wonders where Obama wins. Who knows? VA, MO, NM, IA, CO, OH (even after yesterday), NV, NC? But if this poll is accurate, then in the midst of a withering attack against Obama that's resulted in lowered poll numbers for him in other polls, voters still prefer him over McCain by double digits.

Third, Democratic voters like both candidates. As heated as things get in here - and I'm as guilty as anybody for getting overheated - the vast, vast majority of Democrats WILL rally to the nominee. McCain, however, does not fair so well. Conservatives have major doubts about him. It seems the post-NYT rally has disappeared.

Fourth, Bush's embrace of McCain as The Successor has put an albatross around McCain's neck, and has reminded ALL Democrats and Independents of the stakes this fall.

Fifth, voters in this poll still prefer Obama over Clinton in the Democratic primary. I trust stand-alone polls much more than trackers (they had Hillary up 13 on Super Tuesday, for example). And WaPo/ABC is particularly good. I'm confident that Clinton's 9-delegate win in Ohio and minor primary win/caucus defeat in Texas will not slow things down for Obama. I just hope the contest doesn't get too ugly.

by elrod 2008-03-05 04:12PM | 0 recs
Re: McCain Trails Both Obama + Hillary

Today's Rasmussen had Clinton trailing McCain by 1, while, McCain beat Obama by 5, so the polls are all over the place.

by rolnitzky 2008-03-05 05:22PM | 0 recs


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