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Chuck Todd breaking down the numbers

Nov 1, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Politics, Polls

Growing Doubts on Palin Take a Toll, Poll Finds

Oct 31, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Politics, Polls

Source Link: http://www.nytimes.com/
By MICHAEL COOPER and DALIA SUSSMAN

A growing number of voters have concluded that Senator John McCain’s running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, is not qualified to be vice president, weighing down the Republican ticket in the last days of the campaign, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

All told, 59 percent of voters surveyed said Ms. Palin was not prepared for the job, up nine percentage points since the beginning of the month. Nearly a third of voters polled said the vice-presidential selection would be a major factor influencing their vote for president, and those voters broadly favor Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee.

And in a possible indication that the choice of Ms. Palin has hurt Mr. McCain’s image, voters said they had much more confidence in Mr. Obama to pick qualified people for his administration than they did in Mr. McCain.

After nearly two years of campaigning, a pair of hotly contested nominating battles, a series of debates and an avalanche of advertisements, the nationwide poll found the contours of the race hardening in the last days before the election on Tuesday. Twelve percent of the voters surveyed said they had already voted. These were among the findings:

¶Mr. Obama is maintaining his lead, with 51 percent of likely voters supporting him and 40 percent supporting Mr. McCain in a head-to-head matchup. (more…)

Chuck Todd Breaking Down the Swing States

Oct 19, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Politics, Polls

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