Archive for July, 2008

MIT Scores Major Solar Energy Storage Breakthrough

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Science, Technology

Up until now, storing solar energy has been extremely expensive, but the code may have just broken, and by mimicking nature no less. From MIT: Requiring nothing but abundant, non-toxic natural materials, this discovery could unlock the most potent, carbon-free energy source of all: the sun. “This is the nirvana of what we’ve been talking […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

The Electoral Vote Watchers Predicting Big Obama Win

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Electoral College, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans

I just did a few posts about the recent Quinnipiac polls for Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and that got me thinking about the overall electoral college outlook. After all, whoever gets to 270 first is what really matters. So here’s what Pollster is showing…an easy Obama win… Same story from Electoral-College.com… So the question now […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Quinnipiac: Obama Up By 7 In Pennsylvania

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Pennsylvania, Polls, Republicans

Obama – 49% McCain – 42% He has a clear lead here, but this is down from a 52% to 40% lead last month, so it’s certainly something for the Obama folks to make sure they’re noticing. However, not really a big cause for concern…yet. Demo details… Obama leads 50% to 39% with women. Obama […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Quinnipiac: Obama Leads By 2 In Ohio

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Ohio, Polls, Republicans

Obama – 46% McCain – 44% As in Florida, this lead is within the margin of error, so the two are technically tied. Last month, Obama lead by 6, 48% to 42%. The demographic details… Obama gets 47 percent of Ohio women likely voters, to McCain’s 44 percent. Men split with 46 percent for Obama […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Quinnipiac: Obama Leads By 2 In Florida

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans

Obama – 46% McCain – 44% This is a statistically insignificant lead, so they’re basically tied. Last month, Obama lead by 4, 47% to 43%. The shift appears to be happening among the independent crowd. Now they’re backing McCain by 5 points. Last month, Obama led among independents by 10. That’s quite a shift, and […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Majority Feel Surge A Success, But Even More Want To Get Out

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Foreign Policy, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans

By 52% to 41%, Americans believe that our latest efforts in Iraq have worked. That has to be heartening for the McCain camp and troubling for Obama, right? Well… The Illinois senator has said he thinks the surge has improved conditions on the ground but would still have not supported it, instead favoring a “strategy […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Gallup: Obama Leads By 1

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans

It’s all tied up, after a big 9 point lead for the Illinois senator just four days ago. Perhaps McCain’s attacks are working? The details… The race has been very close before, with Obama holding a 1-point lead as recently as July 15-17, and the race tied for several days in late June. The story […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Rasmussen: Obama Leads By 2, 2

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans

With leaners Obama – 48% McCain – 46% Without leaners Obama – 45% McCain – 43% The numbers haven’t moved at all since yesterday, so we’re probably right back to where we were before Obama’s overseas trip. Here’s more… McCain is viewed favorably by 56% of voters, Obama by 55%. Other polls have now confirmed […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama and McCain Get Childish Over Race

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Race

I’m losing hope that this campaign will be any less petty and deceit-filled than any other in recent history. Take this story: Yesterday, Barack Obama was stumping in Missouri and said: “Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they’re going to try to do is […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Hawaii’s Election Official Says He Was Too Busy To Register To Vote

By Glenn Church | Related entries in General Politics, Hawaii

It was bad enough that Kevin Cronin, Hawaii’s Chief Election Official, failed to register to vote for five months. It was part of the job qualification, but more importantly, he is supposed to set an example. By neglecting to register, he dismisses this important act as less important than his other duties. His excuse? Essentially, […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »