Obama Leads McCain In National Poll, Palin A Drag On GOP Ticket

A new national poll suggests Barack Obama maintains a 7-point lead on John McCain, and that Sarah Palin may be a drag on the Republican ticket.

The Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll of registered voters found 46 percent of respondents backing Obama to 39 percent for McCain. That's about the same as it was late last month.

On the vice presidential picks, the poll suggests Obama's choice of Joe Biden makes people 11 percent likelier to support the Democrats. But Sarah Palin appears to be an 8-point drag for the Republicans.

Half of those surveyed said the economy is the election's top issue, with nothing else coming close. And 50 percent indicated they had more trust in Obama to handle the economy, while 35 percent said McCain.

Asked who they expected to win, respondents picked Obama by a 3-1 margin.


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  • by T Location: Jacksonville on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:32 AM
    to be honest i do not want a first lady who says that she is ashamed to be called an american. also i do not want my tax dollars going to people who refuse to work and then drive BMW's and mercedes benzs' because thay get the money from the ones who work. Now i would rather be taxed to death then see my hard workin money go to people that are just LAZY!!!! I also do not want a man up there that is muslim or islamic,,,, HELLO!!! 9-11 REMEMBER!!!! OR ARE SOME OF YOU PEOPLE JUST TO ASHAMED TO RELIZE THAT!!! NOT TO MENTION EXACT DATES THAT WE DEPART FROM THERE,,, LETS SEE THEY GO INTO HIDING UNTIL THEN AND REGROUP AND WE GO THROUGH THAT ALL OVER AGAIN!!!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 15, 2008 at 01:47 PM
    Red State: ABSOLUTELY!:)
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Oct 15, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    Exactly VBush, but I figured you would know it. Lincoln most often gets credit for that particular interpretation of the scripture. Regardless, quite a fitting quote when those using it for a punchline are indeed removing all doubt.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 15, 2008 at 01:06 PM
    Red State; Lincoln said it, so did Mark Twain and it goes a little further back than that...Proverbs 17:28.....and last but not least my English Lit. teacher in H.S.:) He was the one that burned that phrase so indelibly into my brain some years ago.LOL.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 15, 2008 at 12:50 PM
    Palisux, I usually don't respond to comments like yours, but I just felt the need to point out that you made my point. Thank you.:)
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Oct 15, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    I feel the need to repeat myself since my comment wasn't posted. I encouraged MAN and Obama/Biden to go ahead and use that catchy little phrase that they find so amusing since probably neither one of them know who actually said, "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." Your hint is it was a Republican President. So he was probably just some old racist, right?
  • by Palinsux Location: All Over on Oct 15, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    Well, VBush, when it comes to fecal material, "if the shoe fits..."
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 15, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    Devil Dog; The majority of this thread goes to exactly what I have said many times. The posters supporting the conservative side are primarily well thought out reasoned responses, versus the other side that contain no informed positions, just the usual vitriolic diatribe that is short and uninformed bumper sticker fecal material. Hopefully Red State is correct in her observation about polls and the morons won't be able to find their polling place.:)
  • by Obama/Biden on Oct 15, 2008 at 04:19 AM
    SICK, I'm sick too. to MAN, I love that. I'm going to use it.
  • by Palinsux Location: All Over on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:24 PM
    "This is what our system produces-garbage in, garbage out"- George Carlin (1937-2008)
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