Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Reasons to be cheerful

Did you see this new Washington Post / ABC News poll (data as of June 15)?

We're a long way from November, but there are some interesting bits (in all cases, the number for Obama is shown first below):

1. Net Leaned Vote: Obama leads McCain 48 - 42

2. Obama leads McCain in several areas:

Economy............................................... 52 - 36
Health Care.......................................... 53 - 33
Energy Policy....................................... 51 - 36
Global warming / Environment.......... 55 - 28
Issues of special concern to women.... 58 - 26
Gasoline Prices.................................... 50 - 30
Taxes.................................................... 48 - 40

3. McCain leads in two significant areas:

US campaign against terrorism........ 39 - 53
International affairs........................... 43 - 49

4. And some are very close:

War in Iraq......................................... 46 - 47
Supreme Court nominations............ 45 - 43

5. Who do you think:

a. is the stronger leader..... 46 - 46
b. would do more to bring needed change to Washington...... 60 - 26
c. better represents your own personal values....... 51 - 38
d. better understands the problems of people like you.... 53 - 35
e. would do more to stand up to lobbyists and special interest groups.. 51 - 36

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posted at 8:38:00 AM by Neil

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