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Economic Growth Gives Lift to Obama in NYT/CBS Poll

Good news for supporters of President Obama his job approval rating has been going up steadily as the economy has been improving.

From the New York Times

President Obama’s political standing is rising along with voters’ optimism that the economy is getting better, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, a shift that coincides with continued Republican disquiet over the field of candidates seeking to replace him.

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Poll: Corzine Catches Up

By this time today it’s old news, but the race for Governor has now become a horse race where anyone can win.
An independent public poll released today by Fairleigh Dickinson University has Jon Corzine leading Chris Christie by 44%-43% with Chris Daggett getting 4%. When Daggett’s name is included, Corzine leads 38%-37% with Daggett getting 17%. It’s the first public poll of the year with Corzine ahead.

All recent polls show the race closing and Corzine with the momentum.

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MilitaryTimes.com article claiming poll respondents are "[w]ary about Obama" did not note poll was based on voluntary responses


Media Matters – In a December 29 MilitaryTimes.com article headlined “2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama,” staff writer Brendan McGarry reported: “When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey.” McGarry further reported that “[t]he responses are not representative of the opinions of the military as a whole,” but he did not mention that according to a separate MilitaryTimes.com article, the poll was based on voluntary responses by subscribers to Army Times Publishing Co. newspapers rather than a random statistical sample of service members, and that therefore no margin of error can be calculated for the poll. A report on the poll on the January 2 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends also omitted this information, as did the Chicago Sun-Times’ website, which posted excerpts of McGarry’s article.

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>MilitaryTimes.com article claiming poll respondents are "[w]ary about Obama" did not note poll was based on voluntary responses

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Media Matters – In a December 29 MilitaryTimes.com article headlined “2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama,” staff writer Brendan McGarry reported: “When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey.” McGarry further reported that “[t]he responses are not representative of the opinions of the military as a whole,” but he did not mention that according to a separate MilitaryTimes.com article, the poll was based on voluntary responses by subscribers to Army Times Publishing Co. newspapers rather than a random statistical sample of service members, and that therefore no margin of error can be calculated for the poll. A report on the poll on the January 2 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends also omitted this information, as did the Chicago Sun-Times’ website, which posted excerpts of McGarry’s article.

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Tracking Poll Update

Sen. Barack Obama is holding solid leads in nearly every tracking poll of the presidential race and has broken 50% in four of them.

Diageo/Hotline: Obama 50%, McCain 40%

Gallup: Obama 51%, McCain 42%

Rasmussen: Obama 52%, McCain 45%

Research 2000: Obama 52%, McCain 40%

Zogby: Obama 48%, McCain 44%

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>Tracking Poll Update

>Sen. Barack Obama is holding solid leads in nearly every tracking poll of the presidential race and has broken 50% in four of them.

Diageo/Hotline: Obama 50%, McCain 40%

Gallup: Obama 51%, McCain 42%

Rasmussen: Obama 52%, McCain 45%

Research 2000: Obama 52%, McCain 40%

Zogby: Obama 48%, McCain 44%

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Polls Find Biden Wins

A CNN poll of Americans who watched the vice presidential debate shows that most felt Sen. Joe Biden beat Gov. Sarah Palin, 51% to 36%.

A CBS News/Knowledge Networks poll of uncommitted voters show Biden winning 46% to 21% with 33% calling it a draw.

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