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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Washington State Poll: This Time Obama Wins

posted by on October 7 at 23:15 PM

You may recall that after the first presidential debate, Survey USA released a poll of Washington State adults that found people here believing, by a small margin, that McCain was the winner. (The finding stood in stark contrast to most post-first-debate national polls, which found respondents, by considerable margins, believing that Obama had won.)

After the second presidential debate tonight, Survey USA again polled Washington State adults, and this time found them in sync with the national polls.

54% say Obama was the clear winner.

29% say McCain was the clear winner.

18% say there was no clear winner.

That’s a very large change in Washington State opinion from one presidential debate to the next, especially when the two debates weren’t really all that different in tone and content, so maybe it’s a problem with the poll’s methodology. Survey USA, for its part, suggests that the change can be explained by a shift of independents away from McCain and toward Obama, and the fact that fewer Washington State Republicans seem to have watched this second debate. “Some Republicans may have lost interest in the race,” Survey USA says.

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[horizontally circling the floor Homer Simpson-style] "Woot-woot-woot-woot-woot!"

Posted by Hrothgar | October 7, 2008 11:27 PM

SurveyUSA is also the group that did the recent poll blaming Pro Prop 8 shifts on the youth demographic. I dunno, but the lame "ZOMG CHURCHES WILL GET SUED AND TAXES AND PROTECTIONS" ads Yes on 8 is running in CA don't scream of youth conversion. Neither does their feet-on-the-ground door-to-door campaign. Their recent polls and conclusions have been strange indeed.

Posted by gay in the CA | October 7, 2008 11:58 PM

Republicans are realizing that their team is getting its collective ass whupped, and they don't seem to have any clear strategies left for scoring in the game.

It's still a long way until Nov. 4, but the Dems own the field right now, with nothing but power on the bench. That huge cheering crowd doesn't hurt, either.

Fuck yes. Finally.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 8, 2008 12:08 AM

Not "really all that different in tone and content"? I noticed at least three things McCain said that were *identical* to what he'd said in the first thing, the stupid "looked into Putin's eyes & saw three letters" thing was one of them. Except for a couple of the questions, it was pretty much darn the same.

Posted by SeattleExile | October 8, 2008 6:58 AM

People have had their eyes opened to who poses the real problem. McCain and Rossi's "deregulation" Republican pals".

Posted by Vince | October 8, 2008 7:12 AM

Now let's take this enthusiasm for Obama and crush Rossi, too.

Posted by Cascadian | October 8, 2008 9:02 AM

Posted by Hrothgar | October 7, 2008 11:27 PM "[horizontally circling the floor Homer Simpson-style] "Woot-woot-woot-woot-woot!""

I just want to point out that said move was first made famous by Curly Howard of the Three Stooges.

Know your history, people! Comedy did not begin with The Simpsons.

Carry on. ;)

Posted by Ted | October 8, 2008 2:00 PM

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