POLLS MEAN NOTHING EXCEPT WHEN THEY SHOW TWO TOUCHDOWN LEADS
Polls mean nothing, except when they astound like tomorrow's CBS/New York Times survey is about to report a 14 point lead for Sen. Barack Obama.
Again, they mean nothing, but this is crazy talk.
On the face of it delving into the numbers continues to show an amazing amount of slippage in the last three weeks for Sen. John McCain.
According to Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic and Alex Koppelman at Salon, the to-be-released poll also shows incredible dissatisfaction with Sarah Palin. Twenty-two percent of those polled said the Alaskan governor was the reason for not supporting McCain.
Ten percent said it was McCain's debate performance and possibly a sign that Obama's drumbeat of depicting his opponent as "unsteady" or "erratic" has moved some voters, 10 percent agree with this assessment.
The CBS/NYT poll gives Obama 53-39 lead, putting McCain under the 40 percent barrier. The poll also lists the number of undecideds at six percent, meaning Obama could conceivably lose the remaining "movable" voters and still win with a majority.