Monday, November 3, 2008

Final USA Today/Gallup Poll: Obama Way Up

A final national poll by USA Today/Gallup, taken two days before the election and released just today, shows Democrat Barack Obama well ahead of Republican John McCain among likely voters. 

The numbers: Obama: 53 percent; McCain 42 percent. 

The survey included 2,472 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 2 percent. 

In Oklahoma, McCain is polling well ahead, as the Tulsa World has reported. But McCain is going to need a lot more than Oklahoma if he hopes to have any chance in the Electoral College. 


Tulsan said...

Can you believe that the Tulsa World endorsed the usual suspects, McCain, Inhofe and Sullivan?

On second thought, it's not so surprising. Newspapers are struggling, and clearly the World's readership is majority Republican.

If they made any other choice, GOP readers would angrily jump ship, especially facing the likely Democratic sweep in the national election.

And the World's endorsement would make no difference to all those stalwart GOP values voters, anyway.

Tulsan said...

Palin ponderings on Election Eve from Josh Marshall:

...I think Palin appeals to the brainstem of conservatism, where the most primitive and persistent impulses are registered, even as the areas of higher reasoning and cognition are flat-lining or tracking into oblivion.

The conventional wisdom seems to be that only the conservative 'intellectuals' have a beef with Palin. But I'm pretty sure the post-election view is going to seem very different.

...Palin wasn't simply unprepared for intense scrutiny of a national campaign. The woman is an ignoramus of almost unprecedented magnitude in the annals of national politics. It's not just that virtually every-non-Republican has a negative view of her. I just don't see a national party getting behind someone like that. And before you snark, "What about George Bush?" Sorry but there's no comparison. Whatever else I think of him, he's not a moron. And while he appears to be astoundingly incurious, there's simply no comparison to Palin.

...But my strong hunch is that if McCain loses tomorrow that will be the end of Sarah Palin's national political career even if there are some persistent twitches and jerks over the coming months.