May 16, 2008


Voters (Heart) Obama, But Think Like McCain (Paul Bedard, 5/16/08, US News)

This election is starting to look like a tragic play, one where the heart fights the brain. Polls show that voters are passionate about Sen. Barack Obama. Even 23-year-old Meghan McCain thinks he's "cute." But when they consider where the candidates stand on the political spectrum, voters find themselves closer to Sen. John McCain. The latest evidence comes to us from the Winston Group, which just asked voters where they stand ideologically compared with Obama, the Democrat, and Republican McCain.

Winston Group Senior Vice President Myra Miller says most voters see themselves as center-right. On a scale of 1 to 9, with 1 being very liberal, 5 moderate, and 9 very conservative, the average voter is at 5.85. Miller says voters put McCain just to their right, at 5.94. And Obama is off to the left at 4.1.

Feeling vs thought is why the parties are divided by gender.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 16, 2008 5:26 PM

Feeling vs thought is why the parties are divided by gender.

The difficulty is to distinguish who belongs to which gender. For instance, if you read Hillary's speech and Obama's speech, ...

Posted by: ic at May 16, 2008 10:39 PM

She finally became the guy in the race, though too late to win it.

Posted by: oj at May 17, 2008 6:33 AM