McCain Unpopular

By | April 13, 2008

McCain UnpopularMcCain is unpopular with both democrats and republicans. If he wins, I think it will be due to vote fraud.

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7 thoughts on “McCain Unpopular

  1. Braden

    To prove your point, you find a poll that was conducted by the Clinton News Network 1 year ago? Now that is good investigative journalism! Way to go!

    Here are Hillary’s favorable/unfavorable ratings (from CBS/NYT):

    3/28 – 4/2/08
    38 39
    3/15-18/08
    39 41
    2/20-24/08
    35 43

    Compare McCain’s numbers (and if you look at the entire polling date you will notice that approval ratings are in a steady climb):
    3/28 – 4/2/08
    35 29
    3/15-18/08
    38 31
    2/20-24/08
    36 32

    The Cult of Obama does much better, but then again, most cult leaders tend to get high ratings at first before people realize what they are all about:

    3/28 – 4/2/08
    43 24
    3/15-18/08
    44 28
    2/20-24/08
    45 23

    I subscribe to this blog for the interesting stories that you find, like the one about the gas station. Why don’t you stick to that, and stop alienating your readers with sloppy attempts at political reporting? Or if you really want to be an irresponsible political blogger, start a blog on that subject… or join MSNBC.

  2. Xeno Post author

    Braden,
    The story you liked about the gas station would not be interesting if the Neocons had not lead us to where we are today: $3.50 gas and no plan to convert to a new fuel source.

    I’ve been blogging about politics for about 10 years now, and that will not change. I call it the way I see it. If you don’t enjoy my moderate progressive political views, I recommend you read FARK instead. They have some of the same things I do along with a much more conservative (and I believe misguided) view point.

    Reality should not be alienating. If it is, you may have a problem.

    To get the truth, you have to take a look at the details of the actual polls. There are 100 more democrats polled than republicans in this NYT poll from Feb. Why is that? Because they are biased against republicans, or because it is harder to find republicans who will be voting republican this year?

    McCain is for this war which is hugely unpopular. If we keep fighting for the oil in Iraq, things will only keep getting worse. It is time for a change.

    Our leaders should offer cash rewards like the X-prize for alternative energy R&D and the progress of each technology should be available on the Internet so everyone can contribute. Lets harness our collective brain power and solve our energy and environmental problems!

    PS. I read the poll you cited. It shows that among registered voters polled, Obama would beat McCain right now 47% to 42%. I can’t see how it would be that close, but even using your own source, you seem to be mistaken.

  3. Braden

    Well it took me a long time to get back to you because I have had a very busy weekend. Even now I have very little time, but I do want to make a couple of points. First is that the poll I cited was just the first one I found. If you look at the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, for instance (http://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll) – note that it updates daily, and I don’t know how to get to the previous day’s data – it shows the following favorability ratings from the 4-15-08 poll:

    * John McCain 53%/45% Net +8%
    * Barack Obama 49%/49% Net even%
    * Hillary Clinton 43%/54% Net -11%

    The poll from the day before was even more dramatic (McCain had an 11 percent net favorability) and in the 4/15 poll, McCain beats Obama head-to-head 47-43 and Clinton 48-41.

    Can all this change in the Democrats’ favor? Sure. Just like McCain (who I’m not overwhelmingly enamored with myself) was very unpopular in June of last year when this video was aired, is now more popular than Obama and Clinton today, tides could change again. I don’t think this is likely, though, because Clinton keeps blatantly lying and Obama keeps idiotically putting his foot in his mouth.

    If you want to cling to your beliefs and opinions that is fine, but when you put up sloppy arguments to support those opinions, expect to be called on it.

  4. Xeno

    Hello.

    Gallup is a more respectable poll and it still shows both Obama and Clinton beating McCain. If you compare the dailys from the rasmunsenreports, you will see that ras is showing the opposite results from Gallup each day. Kind of fishy, don’t you think?

    Anyway, both polls are biased because they poll mostly old white people with land lines (cell phones are not listed in phone books) who love to sit around and talk to strangers on the phone, and besides, American voters are stupid.

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