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Hope Fatigue in Pennsylvania?

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Posted on Apr 14, 2008
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A new poll shows Hillary Clinton way out ahead in Pennsylvania, thanks in part to the 23 percent of respondents who said Barack Obama’s saturation advertising is turning them off. The Obama campaign is currently spending more per week on ads in Pennsylvania than any other candidate ever has spent.


Political Wire:

A new American Research Group poll in Pennsylvania shows Sen. Hillary Clinton has regained and increased her lead over Sen. Barack Obama, 57% to 37%. The previous ARG poll actually had the race tied at 45%, making this a huge swing for Clinton in just a week.

Key finding: “23% of likely primary voters say that excessive exposure to Obama’s advertising is causing them to support Clinton. This compares to 19% of likely primary voters in Ohio who said that excessive exposure to Obama’s advertising in that state caused them to support Clinton.”

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By Aegrus, April 15, 2008 at 6:12 am Link to this comment

Wow, Obama overexposure. I really hope this poll is way off.

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By PatrickHenry, April 15, 2008 at 3:40 am Link to this comment

Did they take the poll at your house bert?, besides who cares what you think.

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By cyrena, April 15, 2008 at 1:41 am Link to this comment

PH,

It just says that it’s an “American Research Poll” in Pennsylvania.

That followed up by the statement posted by TheRealFish, for the GOV of Pennsylvania that said that Obama possibly COULD win in PA in November, but -maybe- not as ‘easily’ as Hillary.

He is a democrat and supporter of Hillary, but still thinks that Obama *could* win in PA in November.

Go figure…

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By cyrena, April 14, 2008 at 6:54 pm Link to this comment

This is hilarious..

“.. think it’s wise and compassionate that Pennsylvania arranges that people who died in the last century have an opportunity to vote in the current election…”

The ‘vote’ that keeps on giving…eh? Or at least the one that continues to be counted, long after one has passed on to the heavens that await all good republican voters.

Yes, very compassionate. Now with that and all of that ‘resilience’ and strengh that Hillary claims they have to survive, (even from the grave) and lots of TV’s, they’ll be just fine, and Hill will take care of them.

They must watch a lot of TV, because otherwise, how could one become ‘saturated’ by these ads? Guess there isn’t much else to do if one doesn’t have a job.

Obama should have figured that out, and he could have saved a bunch of money on those ads. Airing ads frequently is only helpful in places where people watch very little TV. By airing them a lot, it’s likely that folks who only turn the thing on for an hour or so will get a glimpse, and see it at least once during the course of a day or evening.

OTOH, if one has nothing better to do than watch TV all day, then they would see the ads far more times than they might want to. I bet they’d rather be working and earning a living.

OR…this could just be a bunch of planted spin, created for the poll purposes.

Who knows…

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By Bob Davidson Jr, April 14, 2008 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment
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In my opinion if Barack Obama keeps spending all that money he will have to get moveon.org to take some more money from their Clinton contributors for Obama.

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By GrammaConcept, April 14, 2008 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment

by definition, heresay, and therefore, also by definition, pipe dreams…

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By TDoff, April 14, 2008 at 6:35 pm Link to this comment

Sick? Ludicrous and hateful?

I think it’s wise and compassionate that Pennsylvania arranges that people who died in the last century have an opportunity to vote in the current election. After all, they have an historical perspective and the wisdom of age unavailable to the modern ‘berties’, who are unwisely caught up in the passions, whims, and follies of the present.

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By jacksmith, April 14, 2008 at 5:51 pm Link to this comment
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MY FELLOW BITTER, STUPID, WORKING CLASS PEOPLE.

YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT, TOO :-(

If you think like Barack Obama, that WORKING CLASS PEOPLE are just a bunch of BITTER!, STUPID, PEASANTS, Cash COWS!, and CANNON FODDER. :-(

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary’s than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. grin

Best regards

jacksmith…

p.s.
       
If you don’t know that the huge amounts of money funding the Obama campaign to try and defeat Hillary Clinton is coming in from the insurance, and medical industry, that has been ripping you off, and killing you and your children. And denying you, and your loved ones the life saving medical care you needed. All just so they can make more huge immoral profits for them-selves off of your suffering…

You Might Be An Idiot, Too!

You see, back in 1993 Hillary Clinton had the audacity, and nerve to try and get quality, affordable universal health care for everyone to prevent the suffering and needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of you each year. grin

Approx. 100,000 of you die each year from medical accidents from a rush to profit by the insurance, and medical industry. Another 120,000 of you die each year from treatable illness that people in other developed countries don’t die from. And I could go on, and on…

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By bert, April 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm Link to this comment

Did you take your meds to day? Better take them. You don’t sound too good.

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By bert, April 14, 2008 at 5:42 pm Link to this comment

This is sick. Ludicrous and hateful. How can you even post something like this about your fellow Americans? Thisis a new low even on Truth Dig and from Obama supporters.

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By TheRealFish, April 14, 2008 at 5:06 pm Link to this comment

And a current Gallup poll shows Clinton’s lead shrinking. I guess that means these polls nullify each other, yes?

BTW: Ed Rendell today said that this issue may cost Obama a few percentage points around the fringes, that he *could* win Pennsylvania in the fall, but not maybe as easily as Clinton. That’s Governor Ed Rendell. Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell. Clinton supporter Penn. Gov. Ed Rendell. Today.

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By TDoff, April 14, 2008 at 4:01 pm Link to this comment

Of course people in Pennsylvania are tired of Hope.

Pennsylvania is where people who have no hope go to await the bitter call of ‘god’, or the bitter bullet in the brain.

Pennsylvania is a large pre-cemetary, one of the old rust-belt, ward-heeler-politico-run fiefdoms, where the vote count final tallies are twice the population, even before Diebold.

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By Earl, April 14, 2008 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment
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All this about polls…nothing but horse-crap !
Everybody should know by now that Polls nowadays are
very much like this current administration: full of lies.Unfortunately,but also true as we all have seen in
recent weeks,is that Hillary Clinton,and her campain,
have become just as deceiving and full of lies as well.
So anyone,with some half-way brain and know-how to use it,has figured out that the “only real change"for this
country is plain and simple Barack Obama ....otherwise,
” more of the same whether Hillary or this `clueless`
McCain ” !

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By Jan Kees, April 14, 2008 at 3:11 pm Link to this comment

Just shows you can’t buy everything with money, even if it comes from a million people at $25-$50-$100 a pop.  If that’s the lesson to be learned it’s a good one for all politicians.  Obama’s no exception.  How ironic if getting so much money through little donations costs him votes!  Obama’s smart enough to catch on, if this is what’s happening.

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By PatrickHenry, April 14, 2008 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment

Where did they take the poll?

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By Margaret CUrrey, April 14, 2008 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment
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And what will the polls show next week, I don’t think polls will elect a president, Clinton intends to take this to the end, and she will spin anything into the wind, the fact that Pennsylvania will go to Clinton will not end this race.

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