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NOT looking to GOOD FOR OBAMA!

Not looking real good for Obama, especially since Russia has decided to not play nice. Some interesting numbers are given and some crazy Obama supporter told me more GOP people were turning to Obama then Dem people turning to McCain. The last part of this article shows that is not true, more Dems going for McCain.
 59% see Russian Invasion of Georgia as Threat
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Email to a FriendAdvertisementThe majority of Americans (59%) regard Russia’s ongoing invasion of neighboring Georgia as a threat to U.S. national security, but less than a third (31%) believe the United States should take any diplomatic action against Russia.

A similar number (33%) say the United States should not take diplomatic action against Russia, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken Monday night. A plurality (36%) remain undecided.

Just over half (51%) also believe that John McCain is the best equipped of the two major presidential candidates to handle a similar crisis in the future, while 36% believe Barack Obama is the better of the two to deal with this kind of situation. The two men are locked in a close race as measured by the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Seventy-six percent (76%) of Americans say they have been following news stories on Russia attacking Georgia. Russia launched a massive military offensive against its southern neighbor on Friday after Georgia sent troops into the province of South Ossetia to seize control of it. The two countries have been bickering over ownership of South Ossetia since it broke from Georgia in the early 1990s.

World leaders have been increasingly critical of Russia, particularly once its forces began moving into Georgia proper and since the president of the embattled country agreed to a cease-fire. President Bush late Monday demanded that Russia withdraw its troops from Georgia and accept international mediation to end the crisis, although White House officials admitted privately there was little the United States could do to back up the demand.

Shortly after Bush’s comments, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ordered a halt to military actions in Georgia, a former Soviet republic which has had increasingly strained relations with Russia over the years since the break-up of the Soviet Union. Georgia has aggressively sought ties to the West, including membership in NATO, and to the United States in particular.

While some have suggested that the Georgia conflict signals a potential return to the tensions of the Cold War, Americans are fairly evenly divided over whether Russia is a growing national security problem. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say Russia is a growing problem, but 36% say it is not.

Women are more concerned than men over the Russia-Georgia situation. Sixty-three percent (63%) of women regard it as at least a somewhat serious threat to U.S. national security versus 54% of men who feel that way. Women also have more confidence in Obama to deal with a similar crisis than men do. Men prefer McCain to Obama in such a situation 56% to 30%, but 40% of women think Obama could handle it best. More women (46%), however, still think McCain is the man for the job.

Forty-percent (40%) of men believe the United States should take diplomatic action against Russia, although 35% disagree. Among women, only 23% think diplomatic action is called for, while 31% do not. For 39% of men and women, Russia is a growing national security problem, but 45% of men do not agree, compared to only 28% of women who feel that way.

Half of Republicans (50%) say Russia is a growing national security problem versus 33% of Democrats and 35% of unaffiliated voters. Twenty percent (20%) of both Republicans and Democrats agree Russia is a Very Serious threat to U.S. national security, a view shared by only 9% of unaffiliateds.

While 35% of Republicans think diplomatic action is necessary, only 29% of both Democrats and moderates agree. Thirty percent (30%) of GOP voters, 33% of Democrats and 35% of unaffiliateds feel no action is needed.

Although 85% of Republicans believe McCain is the better of the two presidential candidates to handle a similar crisis in the future, only 61% of Democrats feel that way about Obama. More than one-out-of-five Democrats (22%) think the Republican presidential candidate would handle it better than the prospective candidate of their own party. Only 8% of GOP voters favor Obama over McCain in such a situation. Among unaffiliated voters, 56% prefer McCain while 28% like Obama better.

RWD

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August 14, 2008 - Posted by | 2008 Election, Blogroll, Democrat, Liberal Democrat, Obama, Political, POLITICS, President, Presidential Candidate, Senator | , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. The Saddleback experience has made it perfectly clear that Obama is reduced to a babbling idiot if he has no prepared text and teleprompter to rely on.

    The more people see of the REAL Obama, as opposed to the Obama created by the media, the poorer become his poll numbers.

    Now that Biden has joined the ticket, the public is going to see this as an upside-down ticket, with the dummy on the top!

    Indications are that BO is sliding down a slippery slope from here to the end in November!

    Last I heard, those 3:00 AM phone calls don’t come with a prepared statement or a teleprompter.

    Comment by Watch Dog | August 24, 2008 | Reply

  2. WatchDog:

    You are RIGHT on!
    Obama has seen his base erode and needs the Hillary supporters now that he disrespected before, he won’t get ’em all and what goes to McCain will hurt Obama more.
    On Biden, I believe that while Biden is smart and a expert on foriegn relations by picking him, Obama placed a spotlight on HIS (BHO) weaknesses. It is also only a matter of time when Biden says something that is detrimental to Obama campaign. They will have to buton his lip like they did Michelle.

    RWD

    Comment by RIGHTwingdog | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  3. I just loved that, “its not in my pay grade” answer.. that in of itself should have let people know he’s catering to pro choice.. I didn’t hear one clear, straight forward answer from Obama.. So all we really have is his history to judge him bye… NO THANKS.. I’ll vote for snoopy first!

    Comment by Mike | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  4. I think we saw the real obama at the DNC, and he looked pretty good I hate to say – even Pat B. was with him.

    And now PALIN!

    I’m sorry to report that McCain had a very bad week.

    Comment by bill from usa | September 3, 2008 | Reply

  5. bill from USA:

    I disagree, I think McCain hit a home run with Sarah Palin and IMHO that it is crisis time in the Obama camp.

    Obama did better in the speech at the 2004 convention, again my opinion. His pick of Biden was a bad move for several reasons:
    1)Biden showcases Obama’s weaknesses in foriegn relations and national security to say the least.
    2)Joe Biden has a major problem in watching what comes out of his pie-hole and thus will put Obama in a box (look for it to surface on 10/02/08).
    This is the year for “THE HERO AND THE HOCKEY MOM”!

    RWD

    Comment by rightwingdog | September 5, 2008 | Reply

  6. Mike:

    Obama is THE most liberal member of the Senate according to H+National Journal and only seperated by Sheldon Whitehouse, number three is none other than Joe Biden! What a pair!

    On another note, the pair voted with their Democratic Party according to CQPOLITICS Online as follows:
    Obama 96 and Biden 93 they voted to support the President less than 50 on average. I guess that shews you where they will be on legislationIF, a BIG if, they should be elected.

    Thanx for the post!

    RWD

    Comment by rightwingdog | September 5, 2008 | Reply


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