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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 10-23-2008

George Wenschhof

Today, Obama is in Indianapolis, Indiana - He has an early morning rally and then he is of to Honolulu, Hawaii to visit his ailing grandmother. He will return to the campaign trail on Saturday. Biden is in Charlotte, Salem and Raleigh, North Carolina.


Obama draws 35,000 in Leesburg, Virginia - This is a state that has not voted Democratic in over 40 years. I could tell he was going to have a good crowd - after I posted information on the rally I received from a friend Tuesday night, the site received record visits by 8 AM the following morning. Obama was quoted as saying this looks like the "real Virginia" to me. An obvious reference to Republican comments about real America. Polls released yesterday showed Obama with a ten point lead over McCain. has more here.


Quinnipiac University Polls show Obama lead in swing states - the polls were conducted from 10-16-10-21-2008 and have a margin of error of 2.6 to 2.7 points. McCain must win Florida and Ohio to be competitive on Nov. 4. Read more here.

Florida: Obama 49%, McCain 44%
Ohio: Obama 52%, McCain 38%
Pennsylvania: Obama 53%, McCain 40%


Big Ten Battleground Poll shows Obama ahead in all states - University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted the poll from 10-19 to 10-22-2008. Read more here.

Illinois: Obama 61%, McCain 32%
Indiana: Obama 51%, McCain 41%
Iowa: Obama 52%, McCain 39%
Michigan: Obama 58%, McCain 36%
Minnesota: Obama 57%, McCain 38%
Ohio: Obama 53%, McCain 41%
Pennsylvania: Obama 52%, McCain 41%
Wisconsin: Obama 53%, McCain 40%


Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani joins in on the negative robo-calls - at one point he says Obama opposes mandatory sentences for sex offenders, drug dealers and murderers. You can read more and listen to it here.


Foreclosures up 21% from one year ago - the economy remains the focus for Americans. has more here.


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