Obama up Double Digits in Another National Poll

A Times/Bloomberg Poll says that in a two-man contest, 49% of respondents favor Barack Obama, while 37% support John McCain. With Ralph Nader and Bob Barr added to the mix, Obama holds 15-point edge.

Among white voters, Obama and McCain are dead even at 39% each, the poll found.

Combine this with the good news coming from swing state polls and it could be the first signs of an accelerating shift.

The economy shows no signs of improvement as Wall Street gets hit with a new wave of selling, inflation in energy and food continues unabated and housing prices are crashing. McCain has been flailing with flip flop after flip flop trying to get traction. By the fall the electorate will be in full fury over over the rapidly deteriorating economy. Not a good environment for the Party that created this mess.

So the poling is good news but not any reason to be complacent. The Republicans have more then enough money between McCain, the RNC and the swifboaters, the fight has barely begun.

But still not a bad start.

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Media Bias

Geraldine Ferraro wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe demanding an investigation into media bias.
In response, a group of women - from corporate executives to academics to members of the media - have requested that the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University and others conduct a study, which we will pay for if necessary, to determine three things.

First, whether either the Clinton or Obama campaign engaged in sexism and racism; second, whether the media treated Clinton fairly or unfairly; and third whether certain members of the media crossed an ethical line when they changed the definition of journalist from reporter and commentator to strategist and promoter of a candidate. And if they did to suggest ethical guidelines which the industry might adopt.
As luck would have it the Shorenstein Center has released a study.

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The Right's New Hero

If there is one Democrat that has been most damaged and savaged during the Bush/Rove Republicans ascension to power it has been Hillary Clinton. But something both tragic and ironic has played out over the course of the campaign. The transformation of Hillary. It seems Senator Clinton has found her voice and it is a voice that is attracting support from some unlikely quarters.

You can track the transformation by following the changing views of what Hillary used to call the great right wing conspiracy towards her campaign. From disdain for the poster child of Liberal Democrats to admiration for a politician that they are now seeing as one of their own.

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