It is impossible to overstate the importance of Obama's tax cut promise to his current lead in the polls. Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters now believe that their taxes will go down if Obama is elected. Only 11% believe that will happen if McCain wins (see crosstabs). Obama has made remarkable progress on this issue in recent months. In August, only 9% believed Obama would cut their taxes.Which explains why McCain has made some inroads with Joe the Plumber driven economic talk. Joe's conversation with the Democratic nominee, caught on tape for the world to behold, outed Barack as the tax and spend, spread the wealth liberal that he is. McCain has been wise to capitalize.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe their taxes will go up in an Obama Administration while 26% say the same about McCain.This could be the biggest brand theft in American political history - all accomplished with a simple twist of the standard Democratic promise of higher taxes. Barack's pledge - I'm going to raise taxes, just not yours. The Dems have done a good job playing class warfare through the Bush years, and Barack is collecting the payoff.
Nearly a third of voters say they have already cast their ballot and Obama leads by nine among this group. Obama also has a similar lead among the small group who have not voted but still plan to vote early. The candidates are essentially even among those who plan to vote on Tuesday.The Rasmussen tracker shows Barack up 5%, failing to confirm the surprising results obtained by Zogby yesterday.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Barack Obama with 51% of the vote, John McCain with 46%. The race continues to remain remarkably stable at the national level--this is the 37th straight day that Obama’s support has been between 50% and 52% (see trends).Now my advice for those who die, (Taxman!)
Declare the pennies on your eyes, (Taxman!)
‘Cos I’m the Taxman,
Yeah, I’m the Taxman.
And you’re working for no-one but me,