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Poll: Independents boost Obama in Florida

The most recent Miami Herald poll shows that Barack Obama has opened up a 49-42 percent lead over John McCain in Florida, according to the poll, Obama earns high marks on the economy and is drawing huge support from the swing voters who decide elections in the nation’s largest swing state.

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>Poll: Independents boost Obama in Florida

>The most recent Miami Herald poll shows that Barack Obama has opened up a 49-42 percent lead over John McCain in Florida, according to the poll, Obama earns high marks on the economy and is drawing huge support from the swing voters who decide elections in the nation’s largest swing state.

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>Landslide?

>Based on analysis of the latest polls, Dick Morris forecasts a landslide for Sen. Barack Obama.

“If the election took place this week, it would be a wipe out of major proportions. Even McCain’s home state of Arizona has to be classified as leaning toward Obama. McCain, as of now, can be certain of carrying just eight states with a combined total of only 36 electoral votes.”

-Political wire

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Landslide?

Based on analysis of the latest polls, Dick Morris forecasts a landslide for Sen. Barack Obama.

“If the election took place this week, it would be a wipe out of major proportions. Even McCain’s home state of Arizona has to be classified as leaning toward Obama. McCain, as of now, can be certain of carrying just eight states with a combined total of only 36 electoral votes.”

-Political wire

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>Florida Republicans cast blame as McCain trails in polls

>The Miami HeraldJohn McCain’s plunging poll numbers in Florida have top Republicans second-guessing and starting to distance themselves from the campaign.

For the first time in more than a decade, Florida Republicans are considering the almost unthinkable: Their presidential nominee could lose the state.

The economy, an unpopular president, a strong opponent, and the inability of John McCain to reverse poll numbers despite repeatedly revising his strategy has top state Republicans looking for someone to blame.

”There are a lot of folks who have never been in a foxhole before and are clearly nervous,” said Brian Ballard, a major McCain fundraiser. “There is some finger-pointing going on a little bit too soon.”

Even Gov. Charlie Crist, who helped deliver Florida for McCain during the primary, said he will be spending more time minding the state’s weak economy than campaigning for the Arizona senator in the final weeks before Election Day.

”When I have time to help, I’ll try to do that,” Crist said last week, after he flew around the state with McCain running mate Sarah Palin. Saturday, he skipped a McCain football rally and instead went to Disney World…..

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Florida Republicans cast blame as McCain trails in polls

The Miami HeraldJohn McCain’s plunging poll numbers in Florida have top Republicans second-guessing and starting to distance themselves from the campaign.

For the first time in more than a decade, Florida Republicans are considering the almost unthinkable: Their presidential nominee could lose the state.

The economy, an unpopular president, a strong opponent, and the inability of John McCain to reverse poll numbers despite repeatedly revising his strategy has top state Republicans looking for someone to blame.

”There are a lot of folks who have never been in a foxhole before and are clearly nervous,” said Brian Ballard, a major McCain fundraiser. “There is some finger-pointing going on a little bit too soon.”

Even Gov. Charlie Crist, who helped deliver Florida for McCain during the primary, said he will be spending more time minding the state’s weak economy than campaigning for the Arizona senator in the final weeks before Election Day.

”When I have time to help, I’ll try to do that,” Crist said last week, after he flew around the state with McCain running mate Sarah Palin. Saturday, he skipped a McCain football rally and instead went to Disney World…..

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>VP Debate Pushed Undecided Voters to Obama

>What’s the McCain Camp to do?

Politicalwire –
An Ipsos/McClatchy poll found that Gov. Sarah Palin’s performance in last week’s vice presidential debate actually hurt her running mate, Sen. John McCain, among undecided voters.

Before the debate, undecided voters were leaning 56% to 44% for McCain. The day after the debate, the numbers tilted 52% to 48% for Sen. Barack Obama.

Said pollster Clifford Young: “It’s suggesting an overall tendency of undecideds toward Obama, so it is significant. We’re catching an underlying trend that’s going on.”

The poll also found that Sen. Joe Biden won the debate, 54% to 46%.

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VP Debate Pushed Undecided Voters to Obama

What’s the McCain Camp to do?

Politicalwire –
An Ipsos/McClatchy poll found that Gov. Sarah Palin’s performance in last week’s vice presidential debate actually hurt her running mate, Sen. John McCain, among undecided voters.

Before the debate, undecided voters were leaning 56% to 44% for McCain. The day after the debate, the numbers tilted 52% to 48% for Sen. Barack Obama.

Said pollster Clifford Young: “It’s suggesting an overall tendency of undecideds toward Obama, so it is significant. We’re catching an underlying trend that’s going on.”

The poll also found that Sen. Joe Biden won the debate, 54% to 46%.

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>CNN/Time: Obama Gaining in Battlegrounds

>The latest CNN/Time polls in five crucial battleground states suggest that Sen. Barack Obama is making some major gains over rival Sen. John McCain.

Florida: Obama 51%, McCain 47%

Minnesota: Obama 54%, McCain 43%

Missouri: Obama 49%, McCain 48%

Nevada: Obama 51%, McCain 47%

Virginia: Obama 53%, McCain 44%

Said pollster Keating Holland: “Obama has gained ground among moderates in all five states. That may have something to do with the first presidential debate. Some commentators knocked Obama for agreeing with McCain as often as he did, but moderates tend to like it when candidates appear willing to see the other side’s point of view.”

A Quinnipiac poll released earlier today shows Obama ahead in the three big battleground states: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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CNN/Time: Obama Gaining in Battlegrounds

The latest CNN/Time polls in five crucial battleground states suggest that Sen. Barack Obama is making some major gains over rival Sen. John McCain.

Florida: Obama 51%, McCain 47%

Minnesota: Obama 54%, McCain 43%

Missouri: Obama 49%, McCain 48%

Nevada: Obama 51%, McCain 47%

Virginia: Obama 53%, McCain 44%

Said pollster Keating Holland: “Obama has gained ground among moderates in all five states. That may have something to do with the first presidential debate. Some commentators knocked Obama for agreeing with McCain as often as he did, but moderates tend to like it when candidates appear willing to see the other side’s point of view.”

A Quinnipiac poll released earlier today shows Obama ahead in the three big battleground states: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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