I am impressed with McCain. After three months of negative advertisements and wandering around he has managed to, for three days in the past two weeks break [I hesitate to say "surge"] above 44%.
I guess consistency is a good trait.
If you spent as much time with polls as you do admiring your 2.8cm, you'd be able to correctly understand that negative ads bring your opponent down in numbers, but don't raise your own. Voters hate negativity, but depend on it to define the candidates.
As reported today, the 13th Battleground poll in the last six years showed that Question D-3 again gave consistent results for the 6 years that 60% of respondents consider themselves "very conservative or conservative", 2% consider themselves "moderate" and about 30% call themselves liberal or very liberal".
So, politically, our electorate is a center-right group on the spectrum and has been since Reagan. Clinton got elected as a "New Democrat, implying he had moved to the center. In order for BHO and O'biden to win they must bring in a ton of white males and that means facing a lot of "bitter-clingers" who are Catholic. These are the old Reagan Democrats. Considering that BHO voted against an Illinois bill to protect viable newborns from medical neglect (aka infanticide) after a botched second trimester abortion, it's going to be tough for B&B.
One can pick up this "ordinary, working class background" theme beginning with Michele's speech tonight and this will run through the DNC. She never even mentioned that she and her husband graduated from Harvard Law, in an effort to minimize their elitism.