Despite a weekend of negative coverage following his controversial remarks about some small town Americans, Barack Obama appears to be holding steady or making gains in the next three primary states, according to a just released poll.
Most surprisingly, the new LA Times/Bloomberg poll shows Obama ahead of Hillary Clinton by 5 points in Indiana (40 to 35 percent), a state with demographics that favor the New York senator and one where other recent polls have shown her with a lead.
The poll also shows Clinton only holds a 5 point lead in Pennsylvania (48 to 43 percent). That margin is among the slimmest measured between to the two candidates and is significantly less than the double digit lead Clinton held there two weeks ago.
In North Carolina, the new survey shows Obama with a 13 point lead (47-34 percent), a margin that is consistent with other recent polls in that state. Pennsylvania votes April 22 while Indiana and North Carolina vote two weeks later on May 6. Should Clinton win in Pennsylvania, some political observers have said she must score a victory in at least one of the May 6 states to make a compelling argument to continue her presidential campaign. The poll was conducted over five days (April 10-14), the majority of which came after Obama's now famous "bitter" comments first surfaced.
It's amazing how the media can try to make a mountain out of a molehill. It seems they have their "let's pick-on this candidate this week" each week. Obama only spoke the truth and we all know it. Sure blue-collar America is "bitter". Just drive to your nearest gas station and fill up your tank and see if you don't feel "bitter" too. What the media doesn't get yet is that voters are finally beginning to refuse to fall for the same old "sidetrack tatics" used to distract us from the real issues. Americans want the problems this nation faces resolved, and they want it done using fresh new ideas like the ones Sen. Obama speaks about. O yeah, and we as a nation will hold a collective breath and hope that "change" is not too late.
Research info gathered at: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
Now, here's one of my poems that's asking for your vote:
With Background Music & A Dance Sequence
War was never a good listener. But it is a master of disguises:
-Gunfire that sounds like a beating heart.
-A cave that requires an access code to enter.
-Modern conveniences found in a sleazy bar.
-Loose change that adds-up to a fifty-cent deficient.
-A packing slip that smells like sulfuric acid.
-One Peeping Tom at a glory hole convention.
-The zipper in the fly of Global Warming.
-Any of the spaces between the rings of Saturn.
-Methadone boarding a plane at LaGuardia.
-The pastoral setting in a kung-fu movie.
-House lights that remain on during the day.
-A military strategy suffering from jock-itch.
Poem first published at: http://www.whyvandalism.com/
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