McCain's uneven bounce?

@evanslf (485)
September 12, 2008 8:10am CST
I came across an interesting article at www.electoral-vote.com (a website I really like, has always some fascinating stories not just of the presidential race, but of house and senate races as well). McCain's Electoral College votes (EVs) have now finally caught up with the national polls, this is no surprise as it took some time for the state polls to reflect the Republican convention and the appointment of Palin. As of now, they are at a dead-heat re EVs. However, the article points out that much of the McCain's post convention / Palin bounce has been in the South where it simply consolidates the red states McCain was likely to win anyway. McCain also has received a bounce in the East, but as these are mostly under Dem lock, it doesn't seem to be making much difference, since instead of winning the New England states by say 12%, the Dems are still going to win these by half that amount as of now. In the West, McCain has had no bounce at all, and in the mid West (Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, etc) McCain's bounce has been small (indeed when both conventions are factored into account, Obama's position in the mid-West has marginally approved by about 2% as compared to the pre convention polls in mid August). I wonder what your views are about all of this.
2 responses
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
12 Sep 08
This election is very strange. I live in one of the battleground states and in the "Republican" areas that always support the Republican candidates there isn't any sign of support. Normally everyone has a political sign in their yard out in those areas and there aren't any. I have seen three McCain signs in those areas. I think this election will turn out like the 2000 election.
• United States
12 Sep 08
i was reading an article yesterday that a lot of the mid western states are leaning more towards obama because of his tax plan. even though obamas plan will raise taxes it will fall on the upper class. people need to understand that we are seriously in debt and it will take a while to fix it and we may need to have higher taxes for a couple of years until we can get everyhting straightened out