October 31, 2008

AS MUCH AS THEY'D LIKE TO BLAME W OR ACORN OR SARAH OR WHOEVER...:

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Rasmussen Reports, October 31, 2008)

It is impossible to overstate the importance of Obama's tax cut promise to his current lead in the polls. Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters now believe that their taxes will go down if Obama is elected. Only 11% believe that will happen if McCain wins (see crosstabs). Obama has made remarkable progress on this issue in recent months. In August, only 9% believed Obama would cut their taxes.

...the McCain campaign has no one but themselves to blame for that number. Running on a piece of legislation rather than a simple mantra--like "cut taxes for 95% of Americans"--just doesn't cut the mustard.

One does enjoy though the repudiation here of the idea that the Reagan formula doesn't work anymore. The Unicorn Rider is running on Reaganomics. The Other Brother and I were talking the other day and noted that if you knew nothing of the two men except what you see in NH tv ads, you'd think Senator Obama was a rightwing Republican.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 31, 2008 2:24 PM
blog comments powered by Disqus
« A PEOPLE THAT THINKS THEMSELVES A NATION IS ONE: | Main | SOAK THE MIDDLE CLASS: »