Republican John McCain has a five point lead on Democrat Barack Obama presidential race according to a poll released on Wednesday. McCain leads Obama 46 percent to 41 percent, which is a huge turnaround from the July poll which had Obama with a 7-point advantage in July. McCain, spent last month hammering Obama’s experience, criticized his opposition to offshore oil drilling and his celebrity status. Obama is on a weeklong vacation in Hawaii, while the conflict in Georgia once again highlighted McCain’s strengths in foreign policy. The top concern in the November 4 presidential election listed in the poll was the best manager of the economy. Partisan support remains high for each candidate as among Democrats, Obama has 74 percent, while McCain has the backing of 81 percent of Republicans. The surprising number was the drop in Obama support among voters between the ages of 18 and 29, that fell by 12 points to 52 percent. This segmemt does not matter anyway as most these people discuss politics like they are in the game, wear the rock the vote shirt, scream loud at the Pearl Jam concert when Eddie Vedder tells them to vote, then election day, somewhere between a bong and an xbox competition they forget to show up. It happens every year and 2008 will be no different. This poll is amazing, we thought in 2004 between the war, the economy, and how the US looked around the world, George Bush was toast. We have always felt that McCain was not a sexy enough candidate to keep the white house for another four years. Usually after eight years the country is ready for a party change. As the election draws closer the McCain camp has to be thinking if we can stay close we have chance. Then the woke up this morning on top, we can expect the next weeks to be filled with more hammering from McCain as it looks like it is working.
Well I jumped into the river too many times
to make it home I’m out here on my own, and drifting all alone
W. Axl Rose 1991