Wednesday, July 16, 2008

He Should Be Up By 150 Points!

Indeed, the weird way the press treats Obama as somehow losing because he's not winning by enough in national polls is quite annoying. Barring a career-destroying scandal, it's hard to come up with a scenario (aside from very popular third party candidate) such that either major party candidate drops much more than a point or 2 below 40% in the general election. In those landslide Republican wins, Carter got 41%, Mondale got 40.6%, and Dukakis got 45.6%.