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Only One Printing Available Before Christmas!

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Order your copy of Paranoid Nation: The Real Story of the Fight For The 2008 Election now, because there will be only ONE printing available before Christmas. And you sure don’t want the paranoid political junkies on your shopping list to be left-out. Then they’ll, of course, blame you for everything whacked in their life!

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Georgia’s In Play

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Very latest IA/PP poll says Georgia is a “toss-up” state. For the presidential and Senate races. Whatever happened to being a “swing” state? Or “battleground” state? Guess that was soooo last week.

10/24/08 – A new InsiderAdvantage / Poll Position survey shows Georgia is a toss-up state in both the U.S. Senate and presidential campaigns.

In the presidential race, Barack Obama has a slight edge over John McCain, although it is within the margin of error. In the U.S. Senate race, Saxby Chambliss has a 2-point edge over Jim Martin, although it, too, is within the margin of error.

The two polls were conducted last night, each with 615 registered, likely voters. The margin of errors for both is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

Full story/poll results here. Still, anyone holding their breath for the South to rise again on Nov. 4 had better look to the situation in South Carolina. There’s whisperin’ goin’ on though that’s fer sure. SC wants their Obama appearance bad.

Didn’t We Almost Have It All?

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Dear Lordy: Please let us not have to sing that awful swan song come November. InsiderAdvantage’s Matt Towery has some hard new numbers and anaylsis about Obama’s slip (via the Palin bounce) in the youth-y stats. And he wags a finger right at Caroline Kennedy for (possibly) screwing everything up.

September 12, 2008 The hidden story of the last week has been the shift in many states and nationwide among the youngest of voters, those ages 18-to-29, from a solid entrenchment in the Obama camp to a significant drift toward a newly revived John McCain effort, all courtesy of Gov. Sarah Palin.

Our survey approach keeps young respondents from being interviewed by young interviewers, thus avoiding the inevitable pressure a youthful poll respondent might feel to “fit in” and claim to be a supporter of Obama. As a result, younger voters, while still favoring Obama, have moved to the McCain column in not insubstantial numbers. Exit polls showed that among this group of voters, John Kerry carried their vote by roughly a 55 percent to 45 percent margin. But that was close enough to allow Bush to win the 2004 election by a fairly comfortable margin.

This takes me back to what I wrote in the past and continue to believe today: Hillary Clinton, for all of her alleged negatives, could have delivered Barack Obama the kind of “superstar” ticket he needed in order to win the presidency. But Caroline Kennedy and the East Coast Democratic Establishment, once again, could not see past their insular worldview that New England is representative of America as a whole. From Dukakis to Kerry to Biden, the Democratic Party continues to go back to the same throwback region of America to find its top standard bearers.

Full story here. Caroline the Wicked Witch of America? Who’d have though?

The 22 to 25% Survey: Will Younger Voters Really Turn Out In November?

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Heck, I have no idea! I never bothered to vote until I was in my late 20’s. Towery, and he’s just the kinda guy who’s voted in every election since he was 5, thinks that, by having polled the parents of these “new young voters,” that there could be a 22-25% increase of younger voters actually showing-up at the polls in November of this year. Thus the title… “The 22-25% Survey.” All that kind of analysis here.

Of course you can’t poll all those boring “nice young people” who may or may not vote in November as they’re all totally, like, all over the place on their cell phones. So go after their totally uphip parents; the ones left with land lines that is.

Virginia – “The Battle of All Time”

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Hey history… so much for Bull Run 1 & 2! How many times does Towery have to say this? The South’s in play come November with strong battleground states. Despite what the pundits aren’t getting, Towery continues to contend that Obama can change the electoral map from the south. Georgia and Virginia are key. And if you haven’t gotten the memo yet on why this is possible, here’s the VA poll data analysis this week.