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October 9, 2008

Polls Are Too Close To Call: Now Is The Time To Get Out The Vote! (GoTV)

  Family and friends, now is the time to use your charm and personality to talk with people you meet each day. Don’t be shy.  If someone is negative then don’t speak with them but we have to try and ‘touch’ each person that crosses our path each day.

We have to be ambassadors for Senator Obama.  He can get us there 75% but we have to help him.  Now is not the time to be comfortable or complacent no matter what the polls say.  No is the time to work EXTRA hard for Obama.  Onward!!!

Ask independents and undecideds what issue in particular is important to them as they make the final decision about who they will vote for.  Is it the economy, healthcare, education, jobs, social security, Iraq, energy prices?

You can say something to them to the effect:  I support Senator Obama because he UNDERSTANDS the struggles Americans are facing whereas John McCain does not.

Obama has been

·        calling for an additional round of rebate checks to help Americans pay for the rising cost of gas,

·        senior citizens WILL NOT have to file a tax return if they make less than $50,000

·        Obama has offered a plan to make quality health care affordable and accessible for everyone,

·        Obama will provide a middle-class tax cut of $1,000 per family for 95% of American families.  If your family makes less than $250,000 your taxes WILL NOT increase by even a dime!

McCain will provide more tax breaks to corporations that ship American jobs overseas and McCain will provide NO direct relief AT ALL to more than 100 middle class families. 

That’s why I support Obama, will you join us?

The presidential race is still too close to call and could come down to the very last weekend before voters decide if they like or distrust Barack Obama, a national pollster predicts.

“I don’t think Obama has closed the deal yet,” pollster John Zogby told the Herald yesterday.

Zogby’s latest poll, released yesterday in conjunction with C-Span and Reuters, shows Obama and John McCain in a statistical dead heat, with the Illinois Democrat up 48-45 percent.

Zogby said the race mirrors the 1980 election, when voters didn’t embrace Ronald Reagan over then-President Jimmy Carter until just days before the election.

“The Sunday before the election the dam burst,” Zogby said of the 1980 tilt. “That’s when voters determined they were comfortable with Reagan.”

Now voters are wrestling with two senators with opposite resumes – Obama, at 47, the unknown, and the established 72-year-old McCain.

  Zogby said he’s still hearing from moderates and non-partisan voters – what he calls “the big middle” – who are still shopping for a candidate.

“It still can break one way or the other,” Zogby says.

The Numbers

The three-day survey polled 1,220 likely voters – about 400 people a day. Zogby will continuously poll right up until the November election.

The latest poll numbers may reflect the bump that McCain received after his running mate, Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin sparred with Obama’s running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden during the first and only vice presidential debate last week.

The poll shows that the two White House contenders have no problem attracting support from their own parties.

Obama is winning 84 percent of the Democratic Party support and McCain has 85 percent of the GOP support, but Obama has the edge among sought-after Independent voters.

He leads McCain among independents, 48 percent to 39 percent, according to the poll.

Obama also has support from a slightly higher percent of conservative voters than McCain gets from liberal voters, but the advantage is small, according to the poll.

Pollsters surveyed 1,220 likely voters and asked approximately 39 questions. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

Original article can be read at:

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1124117&srvc=2008campaign&position=8

 

Obama/Biden 08!!!

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Chris Rock has it right when he says mccain can lose one of his houses or one of his cars and still live comfortably. i can’t afford to lose my (one) house or my (one) car, and i think obama, (like rock says) having only one house and one car, can relate to my concerns more easily than mccan’t. and that’s what i’ve been saying to people i talk to who are undecided and have the same concerns and day-to-day worries that i do.

    Comment by angelic1 — October 9, 2008 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  2. Angelic – so true. I only have one car and one house and I am holding on for dear life.

    McCain seems genuinely confused when people talk to him about expenses. He has no concept of how $3.97 per (what I pay) gallon for gas affects people. That probably sounds cheap to him.

    He doesn’t understand how a $1000, $1500, $2000, $2500 or $3000 mortgage can put a strain on people – that’s just pocket change for McCain.
    I want a president who understands my pain and has an extended family that has regular working people so he sees and understands what Americans are going through.

    Did you hear that many beauty salons and nail salons are going out of business because most people cannot afford their services anymore?

    Comment by Paulette — October 9, 2008 @ 3:52 pm | Reply


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