We'd already heard the Obama campaign has stopped advertising in Georgia and is redeploying 75 paid employees to states in closer contention. The latest poll shows why:
Below are the results are based on telephone interviews with 800 likely voters in Georgia, aged 18+, and conducted September 7 -9, 2008 by telephone. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.
1. If the election for President were held today would you support the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama
and Joseph Biden, he Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin or the Libertarian ticket of Bob Barr and Wayne Root? McCain/Palin 52%
Given we have an electoral college, and the way things stand now, a vote for Obama in Georgia will have NO impact upon who becomes President, but at least it will make Obama's popular vote look better.
"Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden for running mate rates a big, fat U for "uninspired."
Sure, the 65-year-old senator from Delaware has proven his chops in
two major areas where the Obama is weak: National security and foreign
And he's no elitist who worships at the altar of political
correctness. His shoot-from-the-lip style gets him into trouble among
those who shout "racist" when an older white guy fumbles a few words.
But he comes off as genuine. People respect that.
Biden, however, isn't going to help Obama in Georgia or elsewhere in the Deep South.
He's Ted Kennedy-lite. A young Joe Biden was voting the
tax-and-spend line in the Senate when Obama was acing algebra tests in
The latest polls show the Obama-John McCain race tightening. With
Nunn on the ticket, Obama had a shot at carrying Georgia. With Biden,
color it a familiar red."