Signs Everywhere!

@whittear (110)
United States
October 14, 2008 3:18pm CST
Everywhere I look around where I live in upstate New York I see political signs in support of McCain/Palin. On my entire street there is only one Obama sign in somebodies front yard. The rest of my neighbors and the other people up and down my street who have signs in their yards have McCain signs in them. We don't have a sign in our yard, and there are a few other people on my street who don't either so it's possible there are more people for Obama than there seems right here. Anyways, I recently saw poll results that showed that Obama is ahead in the polls for New York state. I thought that was interesting because if you just look around and notice the McCain signs visible versus the Obama signs in my area it would seem that McCain would be ahead. Of course you do have to take into consideration the large population of democrats in New York city which could explain it all right there. I thought it would be interesting to see if other places are like that too though. So which signs do you see more of? Do you know who is ahead in the polls for your state?
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I see more Obama signs but I am in a bigger city that's democratic. My husband works with a lot of farmers that are republican and they have told him that they are supporting Obama, whether they have the Bradley effect I don't know I guess that November will tell that. I believe that Obama is ahead in Ohio but it is only a few points between McCain and Obama.
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@whittear (110)
• United States
14 Oct 08
It's very close like that in most places that I have seen poll numbers for.
@philjas (1134)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I live in a Republican area so not surprisingly, I see a lot more McCain/Palin signs. I was actually surprised to see one Obama/Biden sign down the road from me a ways. The truth is right now Obama is WAY ahead in the polls and projections, there are some analysts saying it's basically over, Obama will win and it might even be a landslide. However, it's never over until it's over and with Obama being black that creates the possibly of "The Bradley Effect", where a black candidate is ahead in the polls going into the election but then the white candidate ends up winning. But some people don't think that's really likely to happen. At this point McCain is considered the underdog and it's up to him to make a big comeback in the next few weeks if he wants to win.
@whittear (110)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Watching the poll numbers like I have this election I, personally, still wouldn't venture a guess as to who is going to win, regardless of who is up or down at the moment. They change often and there are many places that the numbers are SO close. I think this is and has been very close race and it's going to come down to the very end.
@philjas (1134)
• United States
15 Oct 08
It's the electoral projections that are really shocking, like on this page: www.fivethirtyeight.com
@whittear (110)
• United States
15 Oct 08
Oh, that looks really interesting. Thanks for the link I'm saving it so I can take a few minutes to really look all that over later on today. That's too much info for me right now before I've finished my first sup of coffee :-)
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
14 Oct 08
The signs on the lawns along the Philadelphia Main Line are running 10 to one in favor of Obama. There is also a large Democratic population in Philly. This year it looks as if the Obama landslide will run from the Delaware river border with NJ clear into the horse country of Chester County.
@whittear (110)
• United States
15 Oct 08
It's like the opposite with the signs here, but it looks like things will end up in pretty much the same way.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I see more McCain/Palin signs. I don't think I have seen even one Obama/Biden sign. My state, Virginia, is leaning towards Obama, but I live in a very conservative area.
@whittear (110)
• United States
15 Oct 08
That's surprising to me that you haven't even seen one for Obama/Biden.