Saturday, September 27, 2008

Slip Sliddin'

McCain's attempt to rest control of the economy away from Barack hasn't turned around his poll slide. It may have worked - he may now be linked more strongly to the Wall Street meltdown and attempts to cool it - but it may not be working to his benefit.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 44%. This six-point advantage matches Obama’s biggest lead yet (see trends). Obama is now viewed favorably by 56% of voters, McCain by 54%.
Gallup tells a similar story.
Barack Obama leads John McCain, 49% to 44%, when registered voters are asked who they would vote for if the election were held today, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update.
Americans are very distrustful of attempts by Washington to save Wall Street, and that's why McCain's willingness to step in front of this speeding bullet, while bold, may not turn out to be healthy. Unless he's Superman.
Support for the economic rescue plan is down to 24%, while opposition has increased to 50%. Voters are evenly divided as to whether or not the nation’s politicians are trying to scare voters into supporting the bailout plan by making the economy seem worse than it really is. A majority believe they politicians are more interested in gaining power for the government than in fixing the economy.
Wall Street isn't trusted, Washington isn't trusted, the Bush administration isn't trusted, and the GOP isn't trusted. How does McCain rise above all that? While Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid also suffer from this problem, they're not viewed as relevant enough to take the blame.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

McCain needs to demonstrate some real leadership on the economic rescure plan -- not just flying to Washington and being photographed walking the halls of Congress or worse yet being shown at the big table with President Bush and Barach Obama. Needs to lead a GOP initiative that drastically reduces the $700 million and ram it through Congress and the President.