Very bad poll news for Obama and the Dems

Dan Gordon and Richard Baehr
The latest news from the Rasmussen Tracking Poll  is very encouraging for McCain.

Obama's favorable-unfavorable is 46 to 51, its all time low, demonstrating no ability yet to stanch the bleeding.  No wonder they trotted out Bill Richardson with his Fu Man Chu beard.

But here is really evidence of what has happened with white voters: 

  • Arkansas: McCain leads Clinton 50-43. McCain leads Obama  by 59-30.
  • Kentucky: McCain leads Clinton 53-43. He destroys Obama 64-28.
  • Lower middle income whites have deserted Obama. In one Pennsylvania poll, Clinton now leads Obama by 26. She has now taken the lead from him in North Carolina. Rasmussen national numbers: Clinton 46, Obama 44.
  • Head to head general: McCain 49, Obama 41; McCain 49, Clinton 43.

No question that Hillary is the stronger general election candidate. She is more competitive in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida. Obama does better than Hillary in states Dems will lose anyway: Georgia, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska.

Other good news:

  • Only Arkansas among Southern states was really in play. Now McCain leads even Clinton there.
  • McCain is very well-positioned in Florida: Sen. Lieberman will get Jewish votes for him, veterans, Cubans, northern Panhandle whites don't like Obama or Clinton.
  • Virginia is suprisingly strong for McCain, who holds solid leads over both Dems.

The latest news from the Rasmussen Tracking Poll  is very encouraging for McCain.

Obama's favorable-unfavorable is 46 to 51, its all time low, demonstrating no ability yet to stanch the bleeding.  No wonder they trotted out Bill Richardson with his Fu Man Chu beard.

But here is really evidence of what has happened with white voters: 

  • Arkansas: McCain leads Clinton 50-43. McCain leads Obama  by 59-30.
  • Kentucky: McCain leads Clinton 53-43. He destroys Obama 64-28.
  • Lower middle income whites have deserted Obama. In one Pennsylvania poll, Clinton now leads Obama by 26. She has now taken the lead from him in North Carolina. Rasmussen national numbers: Clinton 46, Obama 44.
  • Head to head general: McCain 49, Obama 41; McCain 49, Clinton 43.

No question that Hillary is the stronger general election candidate. She is more competitive in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida. Obama does better than Hillary in states Dems will lose anyway: Georgia, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska.

Other good news:

  • Only Arkansas among Southern states was really in play. Now McCain leads even Clinton there.
  • McCain is very well-positioned in Florida: Sen. Lieberman will get Jewish votes for him, veterans, Cubans, northern Panhandle whites don't like Obama or Clinton.
  • Virginia is suprisingly strong for McCain, who holds solid leads over both Dems.