Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dem Pollster: Mccain will win FL, OH, MO, NV and VA

I was having dinner a night ago with a friend of mine who is a statistician for a well-regarded private polling company. They do some work for Republicans in California, but most of the work they do is for Democrats or Democrat-leaning operations (Unions, etc.). Anyway, her shop was retained to do a few Presidential polls for targetted states on behalf of a union so the union could decide where to spend their ad dollars for the last week. They did Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Missouri. After mocking the hell out of the voter id spreads used by Rassmussen, Zogby, etc. (and this is coming from a committed Dem who will be voting for Barry O) she said the results of their polling lead her to believe that McCain will definitely win FL, OH, NC, MO and NV. She says Obama definitely wins New Mexico. She said that Colorado and New Hampshire were absolute dead heats. She said she thinks there is a 55% chance Obama holds on in Pennsylvania and a 75% chance McCain wins Virginia. She absolutely laughed at the public polls showing Obama leading Virginia–and pointed out that all of those polls rely on Dem turnout being +4 and as much as +7, when in 2006, Republicans actually had the advantage by +3. She also pointed out that the numbers for Obama in SWVA look absolutely awful and that McCain is running 10 points better then Allen did in NoVa.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop the Madness it is a lost case as much as it hurts to say it. McCain is finnished. We should've gone with Romney...

Sol the Man said...

Romney wouldn't either have stood a chance to win against the greatest of candidates since FDR.

jacob said...

Anonymous : Romney was defeated if you dont remember...
mccain was the best choice for our Party in this years Election.
i never give up Hope, why not wait till Election day, let the american people decide...

Hey sol! you forgot your Hero Monica Clinton..