CBS/NY Times Poll: Obama 52% - McCain 39%
The country is now desperate for a change. We are expecting to see the race tighten as the last week comes around, in fact Obama's lead might widen to a staggering landslide. It is possible, and with the market expected to tank big time today, everyone's 401K goes to 101K value.
Seriously, we've already seen a 60% reduction in some portfolios, then a lift up to 50% reduction. A repeat is possible with even steeper losses.
This will hopefully have a positive effect on the GOP in the long run. The party somehow needs to move away from its two pronged base of right wing x-tians and neo-cons. The GOP is now structured to support those that believe we are in the "end times" and those that promote war and corporate growth at all costs, witness Bush for the last 8 years.
Turns out Bush is nothing more than tissue paper on top of a boiling tea kettle. He has no authority, no governing ability, no stewardship even within the marginal constraints of a "Republican" presidency where the president is required to look the other way as often as possible. The heat has gotten so high that not only is the water boiling, the kettle is starting to melt.
CBS: Obama Maintains Double-Digit Lead
Obama now leads McCain 52 percent to 39 percent among likely voters nationwide, roughly the same lead he held last week.