Keep an eye on North Carolina

posted at 7:50 am on May 1, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Ready for another make-or-break primary day on May 6th? This time, though, it could be Barack Obama sweating out the results. The new Insider Advantage poll shows Obama losing a double-digit lead over two weeks to fall slightly behind Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, just as the Jeremiah Wright scandal peaked. If Obama cannot hold North Carolina, it will likely have superdelegates questioning whether the damage has gone too deep for recovery:

A survey of 571 registered likely voters in North Carolina’s May 6 Democratic primary shows Sen. Hillary Clinton having moved from a double digit deficit in an InsiderAdvantage poll taken in mid-April to a two point lead over Sen. Barack Obama in this telephone survey, conducted April 29. The survey was weighted for age, race, gender, and political affiliation. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8%

The results were:

Hillary Clinton: 44%
Barack Obama: 42%
Undecided: 14%

Obama led the poll on April 14, 51-36. The dramatic decline in support could come from a number of sources, including a terrible debate performance on April 16 or the April 22 defeat in Pennsylvania, which may have rattled some North Carolina voters. However, the likeliest explanation is Jeremiah Wright, and that might not have finished reverberating in either NC or Indiana.

The biggest movement, according to pollster Matt Towery, comes from white voters over 45, but that’s hardly Obama’s only problem. He only commands majorities among 18-29 and 30-44 age groups, the former of which has a habit of not showing up at the voting booth. He doesn’t poll above 36% in the remaining age groups, which have heavily comprised Democratic turnout of late.

His normal support among African-American voters appears to have eroded as well. Obama only captures 64% of it in this poll of likely voters, while Hillary gets 20%. That’s a lot better than her 92-8 drubbing among black voters in Pennsylvania, and it indicates that Obama has lost ground in his base. If he loses 20% of the black vote in North Carolina, his candidacy will be seriously imperiled.

The key will be to see how Obama’s repudiation of Wright plays in the state. Will it win him some white, working-class voters whom Wright had offended with his remarks? Or was that damage already done, and will the repudiation cause a deflation in the enthusiasm generated by African-American voters?

A loss in North Carolina will give Hillary an opportunity to run the table straight through to the convention, with perhaps only Oregon lining up against her. It will also underscore her argument that Obama peaked too early and has lost momentum and support, and that superdelegates should go with the hot hand. Hillary could even make an argument that a decent showing among black voters in North Carolina could indicate that their critical bloc will not bolt the Democratic Party if Obama loses the nomination at the convention.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

HILLROD is going for the top rope. This could be ugly.

D0WNT0WN on May 1, 2008 at 7:54 AM

The 14% undecided is a bad number for Obama too.

forest on May 1, 2008 at 7:56 AM

Here is the reason why so many American’s have seen enough of this self centered Liberal girly-man…

Obama ignored Wright’s Sunday racist speech to the NAACP in Detroit. Rather, he framed his remarks as a response to Wright’s appearance at the National Press Club on Monday. In this appearance Wright reiterated what Obama had previously dismissed as “snippets of those sermons” on 9/11 as America’s just desserts, AIDS as a product of the United States government, and Louis Farrakhan as a great man. The Wright on display at the National Press Club, however, was a person unreognizable to Obama. Indeed, he is a persona who can be disowned. Moving on from Clintonian triangulation in his Philadelphia speech, Obama had become Nixonian at his press conference. In the immortal words of Ron Ziegler, Obama’s Philadelphia speech had been rendered “inoprative.”

What had changed between March 18 and April 29? On March 18, Obama explicitly rejected the opportunity to denounce Wright as the “crank or demagogue” he so tranparently is. He was like the grandmother who loved him unconditionally. He could not be disowned. On April 29, Obama had second thoughts. He had reconsidered. He had changed his mind. Obama could be disowned. Why? Obama explained:

[W]hat I think particularly angered me was his suggestion somehow that my previous denunciation of his remarks were somehow political posturing. Anybody who knows me and anybody who knows what I’m about knows that — that I am about trying to bridge gaps and that I see the — the commonality in all people.

Obama returned to this theme in response to another question:

I want to use this press conference to make people absolutely clear that obviously whatever relationship I had with Reverend Wright has changed as a consequence of this. I don’t think that he showed much concern for me. I don’t — more importantly, I don’t think he showed much concern for what we are trying to do in this campaign and what we’re trying to do for the American people and with the American people.

And the third time around on this theme Obama got to the nub of it:

[A]t a certain point, if what somebody says contradicts what you believe so fundamentally, and then he questions whether or not you believe it in front of the National Press Club, then that’s enough. That’s — that’s a show of disrespect to me. It’s a — it is also, I think, an insult to what we’ve been trying to do in this campaign.

In Obama’s eyes, the most serious wrongdoing in Wright’s statements is their disrespect of Obama. From the revered father figure who could not be disowned, Wright has become the boorish relative who cannot be tolerated. The adolescent grandiosity and adolescent pettiness of Obama’s remarks are perhaps the most shocking revelations of this entire episode. (powerline)

Michelle Obama asked the country “what is this Wright business doing for MY children”. Everything is all about the Obama’s and how life effects them. Most voters don’t see things that way.

Keemo on May 1, 2008 at 8:04 AM

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

ninjapirate on May 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM

I’ll be voting in NC, for Clinton.

Obama’s problems have been out there for months, for those who took the time to look.

I’ll be voting for McCain in November, but in a year when the demographics and political currents are against him, I’d rather he be running against the “best” (choke, cough) the Dems have to offer, not the worst.

NeighborhoodCatLady on May 1, 2008 at 8:12 AM

I don’t know. If political signs on the side of the road are any indication, Obama has the edge in my neck of the woods. I’ve seen zero! Hillary signs and one Obama sign. Of course, there are a couple of thousand Ron Paul signs stuck in the ground, but that’s another story.

windbag on May 1, 2008 at 8:17 AM

Of course, there are a couple of thousand Ron Paul signs stuck in the ground, but that’s another story.

Nope. Same story. Enthusiasm does not automatically equal victory. Obama had more signs and more enthusiasm in Pennsylvania too. The Code Pinkos have plenty of enthusiasm and the Lefties in general always turn out bigger crowds. Regular Americans just show up and refuse to vote for them.

D0WNT0WN on May 1, 2008 at 8:21 AM

The adolescent grandiosity and adolescent pettiness of Obama’s remarks are perhaps the most shocking revelations of this entire episode

No, the most shocking thing about this episode is the frontrunner to be the next President of the United States is a smiling, well spoken Trojan horse for a cabal of hate mongering race hustlers and America hating Marxists. More shocking still is the complete lack of common sense among patriotic Democrats — who, to quote their nominee, have been “bamboozled” by a non-stop drumbeat of Bush hatred — to see the obvious.

miles on May 1, 2008 at 8:22 AM

Chaos from now to the convention. Then let’s watch Obama with the most popular votes lose to Billary with the most delegate votes, and see what that does to the Dem party.

petefrt on May 1, 2008 at 8:31 AM

If political signs on the side of the road are any indication, Obama has the edge in my neck of the woods. I’ve seen zero! Hillary signs and one Obama sign.

No, political signs on the side of the road are not an indication. Or did you see 50% and more pro-Bush signs in 2004?

These days, even being marginally to the right of the lunatic far-left has become too dangerous to publicize.

Niko on May 1, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Doesn’t anyone remember that recntly Obama’s advisors got a well know Chicago PR firm to give Wright pro bono PR advice. This should raise some level of concern aout Wright’s antics being a set up.

If Wright’s latest appearance fly in the face of the PR advice, I find it interesteing that Obama comments included the fact that Wright,in his NPC remarks, disrespected him.

davod on May 1, 2008 at 8:33 AM

D0WNT0WN on May 1, 2008 at 7:54 AM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…I think this is great because it’s kinda fun to watch the MSM spin the tale and push a candidate, only to have those stupid voters throw a kink in the plan!

Pam on May 1, 2008 at 8:33 AM

…it will likely have superdelegates questioning whether the damage has gone too deep for recovery:

You give too much credit to superdelegates. In the long run, I think they will still go for the shiny new object.

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

Then Clinton is stuck with a VP who listened to racist rot for 20 years and didn’t have the character to remove his butt from the pew. He has also demonstrated that in any minor crisis he is indecisive and ultimately makes the wrong decision. He is weak and is viewed as weak by our enemies.

Blake on May 1, 2008 at 8:42 AM

…I think this is great because it’s kinda fun to watch the MSM spin the tale and push a candidate, only to have those stupid voters throw a kink in the plan!

Pam on May 1, 2008 at 8:33 AM

I’m having some fun with it too. The MSM story line: Wright doesn’t matter, the “clinging to guns and religion” comments don’t matter. And when Obama loses votes, it’s because the voters are racist.

The insults just keep piling up, but they just keep digging.

forest on May 1, 2008 at 8:42 AM

These days, even being marginally to the right of the lunatic far-left has become too dangerous to publicize.
Niko on May 1, 2008 at 8:32 AM

That’s a fact! In 2004, I attended a business meeting in Satan (Santa) Monica. My beautiful car was keyed in several places directly below my GW Bush sticker. Who’d have thunk it; peace loving Liberals would actually vandalize a person’s car for expressing freedom of personal choice. My insurance agent told me “in Communist Santa Monica, they have their own form of government & it has nothing to do with a free society”.

Keemo on May 1, 2008 at 8:44 AM

The irony of Wright destroying his man, is just too good. Even if Hillary loses, it will show the momentum is swinging and that Obama may be the weaker candidate. He is on the ropes, watch for Hillary to throw a few body blows.

right2bright on May 1, 2008 at 8:47 AM

Looks like everyone finally is seeing that when it comes to knowing how to play the political game, B.O. is a rank amateur at best. However, even if he doesn’t carry NC like he hoped he would, he still leads in delegates, with more and more superdelegates jumping the Good Ship Shillary and leaping over into his camp. It could still wind up being a long hot summer in Denver.

pilamaye on May 1, 2008 at 8:48 AM

I don’t know. If political signs on the side of the road are any indication, Obama has the edge in my neck of the woods. I’ve seen zero! Hillary signs and one Obama sign. Of course, there are a couple of thousand Ron Paul signs stuck in the ground, but that’s another story.

windbag on May 1, 2008 at 8:17 AM

Started out mostly Obama, in the black neighborhoods, now I see more and more Hillary signs.
The church going dems do not stand with Wright…on one AME church had this sign…”Wright is wrong”…that is a sign of the times.

right2bright on May 1, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

ninjapirate on May 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM

I thought that since the very beginning. She can’t win without monolithic black support, and they won’t vote for her without him. It’s emasculating to the ambitious nothing from Illinois, but maybe he’ll settle.

That will be a hard ticket to defeat, I’m thinking.

Jaibones on May 1, 2008 at 9:06 AM

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

ninjapirate on May 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM

Only thing that makes sense. But I’d be surprised if either of them will play second fiddle.

It sounds like the mice putting a bell around the cat’s neck. Great idea…but who’s going to attach it?

Asher on May 1, 2008 at 9:08 AM

Come on HILLROD! Lock in the figure four leg lock!
WHOOOOO!

Big Orange on May 1, 2008 at 9:10 AM

hussein will lose now and lose big, but his hate mongering bigot friends will lose their minds over it.

All those people clapping and yelling hallelujah at the rev wrong A. are not unique and B. will riot, with the instigation of sharpton and jackson.

dogsoldier on May 1, 2008 at 9:11 AM

davod on May 1, 2008 at 8:33 AM

As soon as I heard Wright’s last speech I knew it was the old scam – bad cop, good cop.

OldEnglish on May 1, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama would be a disaster ticket for the Dims. First, these two hate each other. Not dislike. Hate. Oh, and the Clenis REALLY loathes Obama.
They would not be combining squat… well, accept combining all the things that “independent” voters hate most in a ticket. Either candidate needs a fresh face with ACTUAL experience in the VP slot.

Sugar Land on May 1, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Obama is what happens when a compliant and complicit media do not do their job of properly vetting a candidate for the highest office in the land.

Buyer’s remorse at a presidential level is ugly.

Why would Hillary want this naive crank-pimp on her ticket?

She could pick a qualified black guy as her Veep choice and stun everyone.

profitsbeard on May 1, 2008 at 9:17 AM

No, the most shocking thing about this episode is the frontrunner to be the next President of the United States is a smiling, well spoken Trojan horse for a cabal of hate mongering race hustlers and America hating Marxists.

miles on May 1, 2008 at 8:22 AM

Please come with me, sir, your table is ready.

Jaibones on May 1, 2008 at 9:18 AM

I’ll be voting in NC, for Clinton.

Obama’s problems have been out there for months, for those who took the time to look.

I’ll be voting for McCain in November, but in a year when the demographics and political currents are against him, I’d rather he be running against the “best” (choke, cough) the Dems have to offer, not the worst.

NeighborhoodCatLady on May 1, 2008 at 8:12 AM

yes

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

ninjapirate on May 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM

no

funky chicken on May 1, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

ninjapirate on May 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM

I believe that was always Hillary’s 2008 Game Plan.
But she didn’t expect her hand-picked VP to challenge her for the P slot.

Red Pill on May 1, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Oh, and the Clenis REALLY loathes Obama.

Sugar Land on May 1, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Yeah, but the Clenis is pathological. Can’t you see the wheels turning in his brain right now? “We can’t win without this clown; we’ll offer him the VP slot, the sun and the moon, get back in the White House, and we’ll make his life a living hell for 8 years…”

I shudder to think how much pain can be inflicted on a VP that is hated by the President. Funerals in South America and Africa for tin-pot dictators. Girl Scout jamborees in August. Crushing anonymity. Back row seating for everything. Scapegoat for every single thing that goes wrong. All designed to guarantee that his career ends in misery, with no hope of ascending.

Jaibones on May 1, 2008 at 9:26 AM

No, the most shocking thing about this episode is the frontrunner to be the next President of the United States is a smiling, well spoken Trojan horse for a cabal of hate mongering race hustlers and America hating Marxists. More shocking still is the complete lack of common sense among patriotic Democrats — who, to quote their nominee, have been “bamboozled” by a non-stop drumbeat of Bush hatred — to see the obvious.

miles on May 1, 2008 at 8:22 AM

Tell it, brother, tell it!

Red Pill on May 1, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Of course, there are a couple of thousand Ron Paul signs stuck in the ground, but that’s another story.

Nope. Same story. Enthusiasm does not automatically equal victory. Obama had more signs and more enthusiasm in Pennsylvania too. The Code Pinkos have plenty of enthusiasm and the Lefties in general always turn out bigger crowds. Regular Americans just show up and refuse to vote for them.

D0WNT0WN on May 1, 2008 at 8:21 AM

funky chicken on May 1, 2008 at 9:28 AM

If BHO loses NC, his lovely wife will explode with a good rendition of Jerry Wright…after which BHO will have to throw her under the bus in order to stay viable.
Man I am lovin’ this D RAT primary too much!

el Vaquero on May 1, 2008 at 9:30 AM

The church going dems do not stand with Wright…on one AME church had this sign…”Wright is wrong”…that is a sign of the times.
right2bright on May 1, 2008 at 8:49 AM

I think the black vote will be key in NC. If there’s a poor turnout for Obama from that segment and/or Hillary gets a more than insignificant portion of that vote, it might alleviate the DNC’s greatest fear — that they’ll lose their major victimology constituency if they dump Obama.

Wright’s portraying himself as spokesman for the black church in America just might sink Obama’s boat.

Nichevo on May 1, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Obama’s electoral poison at this point. Just because there are lots of democrat party “leaders” who refuse to see it doesn’t mean that the Clinton’s don’t understand it. Neither of them is stupid.

funky chicken on May 1, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Since Obama’s strength is in the college age crowd and the NC primary is the day after Cinco De Mayo I wonder if his supporters will manage to stagger to the polls in time to vote. Yet another factor that could make things interesting for him.

KCSteve on May 1, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Clintons not Clinton’s, of course

funky chicken on May 1, 2008 at 9:32 AM

I wonder how many Duke lacrosse players are gonna vote for Obama?

funky chicken on May 1, 2008 at 9:33 AM

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

If this happens and they win, I see a drive-by shooting in Hillary’s future.

Syd B. on May 1, 2008 at 9:33 AM

I wonder how many Duke lacrosse players are gonna vote for Obama?

funky chicken on May 1, 2008 at 9:33 AM

Don’t get me started on the Duke Lacrosse issue.

Red Pill on May 1, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

ninjapirate on May 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM

I don’t see it in the cards. I think it might have been possible a couple of months ago but not anymore. Here’s why:

Obama Pres
Clinton VP

Unless they loose, she can’t go for the top slot until 2016. Folks tend to vote for the prez not the VP and they would have to consider the fact that large segments of the labor vote will likely switch from Clinton to McCain who have been turned off by the Ayers & Wright fiasco.

Clinton Pres
Obama VP

She carries the labor Democrats but it may not satisfy liberal wing and black electorate who see this as having been a gerry-rigged, backroom deal to take it away from Obama. They likely stay home. But I also think Obama might actually be a net loss for the ticket b/c of defections among the labor vote to McCain over the character issue.

Anyway you go I think the ticket is a looser. Obama’s political career is mortally wounded on the national level. Three weeks ago I would have said that Hillary’s best option would be to knee-cap Obama but the damage is done. He’s toast. She just needs to keep running hard to solidify her spot as the heir apparent and then run again in 4 years.

moxie_neanderthal on May 1, 2008 at 10:13 AM

BITTER CLINGING IN CAMELOT II
“See those poll numbers, Barack?”
“Yes, Michelle. I saw ‘em.”
“We are fallin.’ Fallin’ like dead timber.”
“Um-hm.”
“I am angry, Obama! Do you hear me?”
“Yes, dear.” (The whole neighborhood can hear you. Sheesh.)
“I am an angry woman. An ANGRY WOMAN!”
“Can I have some more of that arugula, please?”
“Get it yourself. I am no longer proud of my country, Obama.”
“Please don’t go there, again.”
“Have you ever wished for something with all your heart, Obama?”
“Uh…(A sweet, merciful lightning bolt comes to mind.) What do you mean, Michelle?”
“I dream about bein’ the first lady of the United States of America. Havin’ all my loyal subjects surround me and take orders from me. But my dream is crumblin’ right before my eyes. You are wreckin‘ my dream, Obama!”
“But I…” (Come on, lightning bolt.)
“Get those poll numbers back up! What is wrong with you?”
“But I…”
“Go on up to that ritzy white neighborhood and make up with our preacher, or I’m leavin’ you. You’re gonna be the first single, U.S. presidential candidate simce Benjamin Disraeli.”
“What? He was never a pr-”
“Are you arguin’ with me, Loser?!”
“No, Dear.”

whitetop on May 1, 2008 at 10:17 AM

No, the most shocking thing about this episode is the frontrunner to be the next President of the United States is a smiling, well spoken Trojan horse for a cabal of hate mongering race hustlers and America hating Marxists. More shocking still is the complete lack of common sense among patriotic Democrats — who, to quote their nominee, have been “bamboozled” by a non-stop drumbeat of Bush hatred — to see the obvious.

miles on May 1, 2008 at 8:22 AM

One of the many strange things about this primary is how it’s demonstrated the difference between “shocking” and “surprising.” I was both shocked and surprised when Wright surfaced, because he’s such a bloody obvious liability – you’d think someone in the Democratic Party apparatus would have seen this coming, and made some preparations for it. Nothing that has happened since Wright first rose to prominence a few weeks ago has been particularly surprising, but all of it is shocking. Miles’ second point about the behavior of the primary voters is a good example – it’s shocking and dismaying to see how many of them are still clinging to Obama, but it’s sadly predictable. Those voters can still wrap themselves in a warm, fuzzy blanket of loving, pro-Obama coverage from the MSM, and pretend the Wright incident is merely “troubling.” The average viewer of the nightly network news, or reader of the New York Times, didn’t know exactly what Wright said until yesterday – they just thought he was a “controversial” or “outspoken” black preacher. Today, those primary voters are closer to where the rest of us were three weeks ago, nervously sizing Obama up and wondering if he’s a radioactive walking corpse.

Anyone else think this is going to be a Clinton-Obama ticket?

ninjapirate on May 1, 2008 at 8:05 AM

Not any more, because Obama is a radioactive walking corpse. It also seems pretty unlikely that Hillary could run such a bruising primary campaign against Obama, then turn around and tap him for veep. He’s totally unqualified to be the president and hopelessly out of touch with America, but he’ll do just fine in the number two slot? Even the media’s legendary short attention span would be hard-pressed to make that something the electorate could swallow. Also, I don’t see how the Obama saga could end with him in a position to accept the veep slot. He can’t be allowed to reach the convention, then be voted down by the superdelegates – the Dems would have riots in the streets, and lose at least a big chunk of the black vote. They need him out of the race before the convention – completely out of the race, as in a tearful resignation speech where he formally ends his campaign, apologizes for the damage he did by supporting Wright all those years, and strongly endorses Hillary.

Doctor Zero on May 1, 2008 at 10:23 AM

These are good numbers for Clinton, however the sample is rather small – less than 600 people. I’d like to see numbers from some larger polls say 2000+. From the way the Obama campaign is reacting their internal polls must be bad.

NC has become Obama’s PA. He has to win this state by at least 5% and he has to own the black vote – 87% or higher. If Hillary wins in NC or she gets more than 15% of the black vote she gives the supers more reasons to jump for her in Denver.

talking_mouse on May 1, 2008 at 10:33 AM

Lots of tobacco farmers in North Carolina. A few may still be angry over cities (run by Democrat Mayors) banning smoking in public places. Quite a few more complaining about the cost of fuel to farm the crop. Finally, what about all those Marines living on the NC Coast?

Let’s see what the Dynamic Socialist Duo can promise the state. Can’t close the bases (even tho both would love to) and farm subsidies are already through the roof. That leaves the college towns, which already get tons of money from the Feds.

Yes, it’s going to be tough to win for Comrade B.H. Obama.

SeniorD on May 1, 2008 at 11:13 AM

whitetop on May 1, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Well done. I bet MO gives him verbal lashings on a regular basis. And even the strongest warrior can be cut to the bone with harsh words from his wife. It must be living hell to be Barack Obama right now.

Red Pill on May 1, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Wright’s portraying himself as spokesman for the black church in America just might sink Obama’s boat.

Nichevo on May 1, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Yes, but the most radical group of supporters are the most dangerous. Take away the Obama selection, and it is going to be a long “hot” summer in the inner cities. The DNC knows this, and it is the “unmentionable” caveat.

right2bright on May 1, 2008 at 12:36 PM

Somewhere in the back of Obama’s mind has to be the thought that if he loses this campaign for the nomination, it’s not going to be for what he did, or said, OR thought, but because at a critical time, he couldn’t get anyone around him . . . The supposed friends, supporters and allies . . . To merely accept the fact that he was winning and the one thing he needed for them to do in a timely fashion was just SHUT THE HELL UP.

That’s it. That’s all they needed to do. Put some pie in their pie holes and not say anything that could become a raging inferno of sound bites. Now, instead of proving whether of not he has a plan for what happens after he wins an election (Which is, of course, where most Dems are exposed for bad or good by showing they’re short of an idea), he has to deal with a host of what used to be known as “Excedrin headaches”.

I’m not big on “Sympathy for The Demmil”, but if a guy’s going to get shot down, it shouldn’t be because the people who are on his side drew a target on his ass.

52Ranger on May 1, 2008 at 12:42 PM

The polls are all over the lot.

Rasmussen 04/28 – 04/28 774 LV Obama 51 Clinton 37 Obama +14.0

MB4 on May 1, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Windbag:

If political signs on the side of the road are any indication, Obama has the edge in my neck of the woods. I’ve seen zero!

That’s true here in Los Angeles as well. Normally, Democrat stickers have been smothered over every Volvo bumper in sight, but I see virtually nothing. Maybe no one is looking forward to this election. It’s Malaise all over again!

leftnomore on May 1, 2008 at 3:43 PM