Rasmussen: Obama Up By 5, 5

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Conventions, Democrats, McCain, Palin, Polls, Republicans

With leaners
Obama – 50%
McCain – 45%

Without leaners
Obama – 48%
McCain – 43%

Not much change since yesterday, with Obama/Biden dropping one in the “with leaners” numbers, but still maintaining a significant lead over McCain/Palin.

Something interesting…both Prez candidates seemed to have lost ground after their VP selections…

With the two conventions back-to-back, the two Vice-Presidential picks so close together, and Hurricane Gustav in the middle, it’s difficult to put the convention bounces in context. Both Obama and McCain lost a little ground in the polls after announcing their Vice President running mate. Obama lost three points after the Joe Biden selection was announced and McCain lost two points after Palin was announced.

Of note, Biden probably won’t have much additional effect on the numbers. On the other hand, Palin’s background keeps producing one story after another, some of which probably would have disqualified a presidential candidate from even being seriously considered. She could possibly wipe all of that away with a strong showing tonight at her acceptance speech.

Is she ready for prime time?

The 5 day w/leaners:
09/03/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 50%
09/02/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 51%
09/01/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 49%
08/31/2008: McCain – 46%, Obama – 49%
08/30/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 49%

The 5 day w/o leaners:
09/03/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 48%
09/02/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 48%
09/01/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 47%
08/31/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 47%
08/30/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 47%

More tomorrow…

(Sorry folks, I had the numbers for “with leaners” transposed in both today and yesterday’s posts. Obama now leads in both.)


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3 Responses to “Rasmussen: Obama Up By 5, 5”

  1. BBQ Says:

    Some much hyperventilating over the Palin pick and the stories. Which some already have proved false. I think it seems like a lot because what happened in a year or more time with Obama has been crammed into a week with Palin. Just look at Obama’s history that may have “disqualified” him.

    Former drug use
    Rezko (with additional story of getting his house cheap)
    His Church
    Ayers association
    Father Pfeilger
    Failed housing project
    Chicago style political rise
    False Muslim smears
    Is he a legal citizen smear
    Bitter small town America (deemed elitist)

    Many of those proved to be either false or just not important. Maybe not all of Palin’s will be the same but I think before we say she should be disqualified and/or quit, I think we need to for once wait and hold judgment till we actually get all the facts and she can defend herself and either prove or disprove whether she is worthy of the VP spot.

  2. Setay Says:

    You have the names transposed on one of the listings for todays poll. One says McCain is up by five while the other says Obama is up by five.

  3. Rob Says:

    It looks to me like you have McCain up by 5 with leaners, is that a typo?

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