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Number of Democrats declines in July!
So has Rassmunsen found
During July, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Democrats fell two percentage points to 39.2%. That’s the first time since January that the number of Democrats has fallen below 41% (see history from January 2004 to present).
I am hurt. I left the FKDP (Formerly known as democratic party) on May 31. Why didn’t that show until July?
Maybe that is conclusive proof that PUMAs WERE democrats after all….
Also, it’s ironic as party bosses were building the party rather than winning in November
party might lose the election in the short term (the presidential
election, that is), the long term would be good, as the party would
have lots of new voters and money.
Other interesting numbers:
Thirty percent (30%) of conservative Democrats plan to vote for John McCain. Nineteen percent (19%) of White Democrats say the same. There are nearly twice as many uncommitted voters today as there were four years ago in late July (see other recent demographic highlights).
Ah, and today’s tracking shrunk the difference another point:
Barack Obama attracts 44% of the vote while John McCain earns 43%. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 47% and McCain 46%
And question to you PUMAs out there: where did you go?
I went to the Working families party
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama on Friday proposed emergency energy rebate checks of up to $1,000 “as soon as this fall,” even though a new president won’t take office until January and Congress is shutting down for a five-week summer recess.
This rebate will be enough to offset the increased cost of gas for a working family over the next four months,” said Obama, who has rarely been present at the Capitol this year.
I suppose it’s a lot for people of these 57 state to rejoice!
After generously affording Obama over 300 electoral votes in their projections – we’re now supposed to celebrate that
Here’s the most likely scenario for a tie: Give Obama the 252 electoral votes John Kerry won for the Democrats in 2004, and add to those New Mexico (5) and Iowa (7), which narrowly went for President Bush in 2004 after backing Al Gore in 2000, and traditionally Republican Colorado (9), where changing demographics favor Obama. Subtract New Hampshire (4), renowned for its independent streak and where voters in Republican primaries have twice favored McCain over establishment-backed and better-funded candidates, and it amounts to 269-269.
Politico goes out of their way to ‘splain to us how this is good for Obama:
But no matter the breakdown, it’s a good bet that a 269-269 tie would result in an Obama victory in the House, where the Constitution gives each state’s delegation one vote. The vote of California’s 53 members, for example, could be canceled out by North Dakota’s one-member delegation. In the current 110th Congress, Democrats control 26 state delegations to the Republicans’ 22, while two are tied. And with Democrats poised to pick up seats in the fall elections, that margin is likely to increase.
It would be B0′s favorite way to “win” – by a technicality
George C. Edwards III, professor of political science at Texas A&M University and author of the 2004 book “Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America,” said many Americans would deem illegitimate an election decided by politicians. The fact that state delegations with big delegations would have the same as small ones would compound the hard feelings.
No shit, Sherlock. Ever take a look at the Democratic primaries?
Anyway, I don’t personally think it would be in anyway close. It’ll be a blowout by McCain. Obama cannot count on states Hillary won – he wasn’t really voted in by Democrats to begin with – but mostly by rented Republicans – in it to get rid of evil Hillary…I just thought that this was already a shift from their previous predictions of an Obama blow-out – and August just started! This should still be Democratic good times – convention still ahead…
In the process of demouncing the Brittney.Hilton comparison, B0 let this Freudian slip:
Obama treated the crowd to a continuation of his day’s objections to a Republican National Committee ad depicting the Illinois senator as a celebrity on par with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.
The commercial seems to imply that Obama lacks depth.
Hillary on his mind
Repeating virtually the same remarks at the Thrash home, but somewhat listlessly this time, Obama said “Hillary” before correcting himself by saying Paris and Britney.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was Obama’s top Democratic primary opponent.
Thanks, Huston Chronicle, we remember!