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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain's Negative Attacks Backfire Says New Poll

People are fed up with the negativity of McCain's campaign, according to results of the just released New York Times/CBS News poll (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/15/us/politics/15poll.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin).

Among the results of the poll:
Six in 10 voters surveyed said that Mr. McCain had spent more time attacking Mr. Obama than explaining what he would do as president; by about the same number, voters said Mr. Obama was spending more of his time explaining than attacking.

...if the election were held today, 53 percent of those determined to be probable voters said they would vote for Mr. Obama and 39 percent said they would vote for Mr. McCain.

The top reasons cited by those who said they thought less of Mr. McCain were his recent attacks and his choice of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate.

Tonight's debate should be interesting with McCain indicating he'll be on the attack again. I'm beginning to wonder if the man really wants the Presidency! Or if he is sabotaging his efforts rather than face the economic catastrophe orchestrated by the Bush administration.

The complete poll results are available in pdf format here: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/politics/20081015_POLL.pdf

2 comments:

movie fan said...

The candidates have a major difference in their leadership styles, i've noticed: McCain tends to say, "Follow me because the other guy can't get it done" while Obama says, "Follow me because I can get it done." ... of the two of them Obama demonstrates a better leadership mentality

Ann said...

Exactly. In addition to their substantive differences, Obama steadfastly focuses on issues while McCain/Palin use their campaign to attack their opponent.

That in itself would be enough to persuade me! I'm sick to death of the war-mongering of the last 8 years. McCain/Palin demonstrate that same aggressive pattern. I want change.