Obama fading in Georgia poll

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ATLANTA --- Democrat Barack Obama's campaign in Georgia is in the midst of a deep slide, according to a poll released Thursday.

A new InsiderAdvantage/Poll Position survey of likely registered voters indicates a steep decline for Mr. Obama. It shows Republican John McCain with the support of 56 percent of the respondents to Mr. Obama's 38 percent.

The poll of 506 registered likely voters, weighted for age, race, and gender, was conducted by telephone Wednesday evening and has a 4 percent margin of error.

The poll didn't offer a choice for Libertarian Bob Barr or Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, both of Georgia, but 2 percent of respondents indicated "other" as their choice, and 4 percent were undecided.

InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery said the poll represents a major change from past surveys that had predicted a close race in the Peach State.

"The reason is simple: Obama lost serious ground in virtually every demographic," he said, especially among the youngest voters.

"Should (young voters) return to Obama and the African-American vote end up where we expect it to be, the race could be closer in November," Mr. Towery said. "But as of now Georgia is no longer a 'leans McCain' state. As of this survey, Georgia is in the McCain column."

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convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/12/08 - 11:12 am
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Who are those that "this can

Who are those that "this can not be explained to anyone not open minded enough to receive the facts"? FACTS? Is it facts that is the problem or just that some people don't want to listen to other opinions because they don't agree?

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Dan White 09/12/08 - 11:13 am
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Put a fork in him. Obama is

Put a fork in him. Obama is done!

EJ
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EJ 09/12/08 - 11:13 am
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Paul, I'm not an Obama backer

Paul, I'm not an Obama backer and I don't know the answer to your question about his name, but let me ask a question? Was that the name given him at birth, or did he indeed change it?

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paulwitherspoon 09/12/08 - 11:14 am
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Bill support Nobama???? Yeah

Bill support Nobama???? Yeah right--maybe in public, but behind the scens ol nobama be gettin the knife in da ribs!!

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426Hemi 09/12/08 - 11:16 am
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Two questions sj, and others:

Two questions sj, and others: 1) Do you want to be called African-American? 2) Are you proud now, and consider yourself or WILL you be, if BO gets into office? Refer to ques 1: I took out American from African-American, and simply combined Black and African. What do you want? If you're not proud enough to be called simply American then you don't deserve that waord; hence "Blackrican." Think I'm racist? Think again. From a true proud AMERICAN!

jack
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jack 09/12/08 - 11:22 am
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justthefacts. NObama won't

justthefacts. NObama won't meet with McCain in a town hall environment as Mc would make him out to be the empty suit he is and NObama knows it. That's why NObama has refused to do so.

paulwitherspoon
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paulwitherspoon 09/12/08 - 11:22 am
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He went by barry soetoro part

He went by barry soetoro part of his life and then changed it to barak

paulwitherspoon
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paulwitherspoon 09/12/08 - 11:23 am
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barak won't meet McCain in

barak won't meet McCain in the town hall environment because it's not scripted and he wouldn't have use of his teleprompter. He knows he would be made out the idiot he is!

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/12/08 - 11:26 am
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This was the name barack

This was the name barack hussein obama was given at birth. Two of the names are kenyan. His step-brother also has the middle name of hussein and don't know about the others. He's not half black and records show him to be 1/2 white and only 6% black. One of his brothers lives in a hut and gets $12.00 a yr. Will he be one of those that the taxpayers will be supporting?

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sjones1 09/12/08 - 11:26 am
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convertedsoutherner, I could

convertedsoutherner, I could ask you the same question... 426Hemi I'd prefer to be called my name, Thank you. And i wont insult you be assuming you'd like to be called anything although I'm sure many have a few choice names they call you on a daily basis.

jack
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jack 09/12/08 - 11:30 am
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sjones, Nobama is an empty

sjones, Nobama is an empty suit and his wife, My Belle Michelle, is as racist as it gets and even showed it in her Masters Thesis.

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freespeech 09/12/08 - 11:34 am
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McCain will win in Nov. and

McCain will win in Nov. and there will be riots in the streets, accusations of a fixed election, and calls for recounts from Obama and his supporters.

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sjones1 09/12/08 - 11:38 am
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Although I am a Christian and

Although I am a Christian and extremely proud of it! - this is America and to my understanding I always was "taught" that we should not judge or discriminate against ANYONE because of their race, gender, religion, etc.... , - in saying that, Is it not possible for a person who is a not a Christian to be the president? - I mean does it state that anywhere in the qualifications of being president that you MUST be a Christian??? - and understand, I KNOW BARACK OBAMA PROFESSES TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND I BELIEVE HIM. but I'm just addressing these so called proud American's who are out right judging personal religious beliefs, BUT claim they do not judge or discriminate because of race... hmmm... prejudice on some things but not others that's doesn't sound right at all.

jack
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jack 09/12/08 - 11:40 am
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sjones, specifically tell us

sjones, specifically tell us WHY Nobama is the best choice for this country. He is NOT strong in national defense (already said he will pull another BJ Cliton and gut our military), will unilaterally reduce our nuclear capabilities and develop no new ones, will impose more taxes on already over taxed corporations that will drive more jobs over seas along with the company HQs. Our economy is second in Presidential priorities to national defense, which is the first priority (or should be) of any President and NObama just ain't the person for the job because of his weakness on national security and foreign policy. Change? With a35 year DC insider for his VP nomination? Now that's real change, ain't it?

jack
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jack 09/12/08 - 11:43 am
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sjones, it is just as

sjones, it is just as "racist" to vote FOR some one because of the color of thier skin as it is to not vote for them for the same reason. Based on the 98% black vote for NObama, I would have to say that 98% of blacks are racists.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/12/08 - 11:44 am
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I read where he was first

I read where he was first given the name barack and later changed it to barry. He changed it back later but not sure when. His choice for his church was made mainly for political reasons. His choice of "friends" was politically motivated. He worked the corrupt chicago political machine to work his way through the political positions.

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sjones1 09/12/08 - 11:48 am
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Your percentages are not

Your percentages are not factual at all and just because that is your opinion does not mean it is true, I could easily put a percentage sign behind a number and say anything too. but I don't try to insult people's intelligence.

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freespeech 09/12/08 - 11:51 am
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No matter what is said this

No matter what is said this election is a battle of the races. Obama will get the black vote and a good many white votes. McCain will get the white vote and 2 or 3 black votes. That's just the way it is folks, Get use to it. I'm sick of hearing folks complain that this is not about race! It absolutly is!! And if you don't think so, what planet are you on?

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sjones1 09/12/08 - 11:59 am
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The only people who think

The only people who think this election is about Race are racists...

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EJ 09/12/08 - 11:59 am
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jack, where did you hear or

jack, where did you hear or see that 98% of black people will vote or voted for Obama? One should have a source for figures like that, just don't pull 'em out of your you-know-what!

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Chuchi 09/12/08 - 12:05 pm
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Well, who woulda thunk it? I

Well, who woulda thunk it? I thought Jawja would go with Mr. Obama for sure. Still, there are a few weeks until the big day in November. You never know what might happen. Betcha there will be a record turnout.

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426Hemi 09/12/08 - 12:07 pm
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Go ahead, what is your name?

Go ahead, what is your name?

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jonnybullet 09/12/08 - 12:09 pm
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When McCain introduced Palin

When McCain introduced Palin late last month in Dayton, Ohio, he touted her as a fellow crusader against wasteful spending. Palin called herself a reformer who worked to end the "abuses of earmark spending in Congress." Unfortunately, Palin requested more than $450 million in federal earmarks during her two years as governor of Alaska--more per person than any other state. And she wasn't new to the practice. Previously, as mayor of tiny Wasilla, Palin employed Washington lobbyist Steven Silver to bring home $27 million in bacon--about $3,375 per person. The town had never received earmarks before Palin's tenure.
Many of Palin's pet projects, in fact, were exactly the sort of thing that McCain has spent years mocking. On the stump, McCain takes particular pleasure in knocking a study that sought to determine whether grizzly bears should remain on the endangered species list. "We're not going to spend $3 million of your tax dollars to study the DNA of bears in Montana," he says, usually to sympathetic laughter. "I don't know if that was a paternity issue or a criminal case." Palin, meanwhile, has requested more than $3 million--$3.2 million to be exact--for research into the "genetics of harbor seals." (Palin's other animalian targets include rockfish, halibut, sea crabs and sea lions.) What's more, three of Palin's Wasilla earmarks--a $500,000 public transportation request from 2001; a $1 million emergency communications center from 2002; and a $450,000 agricultural processing facility, also from 2002--appeared on McCain's annual "pork lists," or catalogs of "objectionable" spending. All in all, it's kind of tough for McCain to say that "earmarks equal corruption" without implicating his own running mate.

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paulwitherspoon 09/12/08 - 12:11 pm
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I saw the 98% when I googled

I saw the 98% when I googled abc polls. So there. And viewpoint is right, this election is about race. If not people would see barak as the empty suit he is. With that said, there are no good choices, both parties would corrupt corruption!

jonnybullet
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jonnybullet 09/12/08 - 12:13 pm
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So I still see many so called

So I still see many so called supporters of Clinton say that they are for McCain, WHY? McCain / Palin stand for nothing that Clinton stood for so there must be a reason. Is it that a percent of Clintons supporters are Sexist or are they Racist or maybe both. That seems to be the only explanation to their flip flop to McCain since he opposed equal pay, child care, prescriptions, woman's health care, and education, legislation while supporting the idea that Insurance companies should provide coverage for men's E.D. [ erectile dysfunction]. Dumping his first wife whilst she was in the hospital, and telling the now famous rape joke. His current Wife and his running mate are both former beauty queens this all speaks volumes of his mind set. He is a User, So vote for him if your a HYPOCRITE.

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convertedsoutherner 09/12/08 - 12:13 pm
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Anyone that really listens

Anyone that really listens and looks at the socialist/marxist plans for our great country and still votes for barack hussein obama could be said to be voting for race. If not, please give us some logic for voting for him. This is the least qualified/experienced candidate that has been nominated since 1940, Wilkes. Just being a dem doesn't explain it because he is the most liberal senator. How far left must we go? Is that what is best for our country and ALL the people? Must we give up our country just to prove we aren't racist. Give us a qualified candidate and then we can discuss it.

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I4PUTT 09/12/08 - 12:14 pm
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Defeating Obama in 08 would

Defeating Obama in 08 would actually suit Hilliary & Bill better. It would most likely put her at least even with Obama and probably ahead for the run at the presidency in 2012. Democrats will try hard to convince her not to run against a sitting Democrat president. Again IMHO Obama will never get bu McCain. I still don't understand the attraction to this Obama character. I do get that he is a great orator when the speech is written for him to read. But when he is asked spontaneous questions he becomes a stuttering fool. He has admitted that as president he plans to steal profits from private industry and redistribute wealth. His socialist & Marxist leanings scare the heck out of me. He's never very honest about his past. And go look at his voting record. He's just an empty suit who talks real pretty when someone writes down what he should say.

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jonnybullet 09/12/08 - 12:19 pm
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The change that McCain wants

The change that McCain wants is to bash the intellectuals and any one that has European ideas[ap].Maybe you look different "foreign" I believe is the code word,your not a hockey mom ,soccer mom, NASCAR dad, you live in a city and your educated, you don't judge folks on how they live thier lives as some would because you have no right, you have a world view and think it takes a village to help raise your family,-ie schools, extended family, neighbors, friends, then your some how bad or on the fringe maybe even evil, dose that not give you that warm fuzzy feeling? Well be afraid very afraid.The right wing "Conservative" brings something else to mind,Germany a wounded war veteran who wrote a book and was a God fearing right winger who found his country receptive because of their plight after a bitter war and bad economic times. The intellectuals, the educated, foreigners,ones that were liberal,and folks that didn't "share their values" NOT LIKE US. The Jews fit the bill, different religion, businessmen, intellectuals, liberal, not like us- them. This right wing conservative group with it's leader invoked Gods name and went on a crusade to right many perceived wrongs and to settle old scores. The church blessed them and their weapons and they went out in Gods name to make the world in their image and well you know the rest.Fiction? Not hardly religion has no place in politics.there is a reason for separation of church and state It seems that to be a Christian now we have to wrap our selves in the flag and if you don't you're bad,or unpatriotic, un American. But if You are a true Christian the Christ said not to judge as there is only ONE the Father, and that His Kingdom was no part of this world he was not involved in politics. You don't have to be a Christian to be a patriot or pick up a gun or join the military to be a patriot just like wrapping your self in the flag and the bible makes a bad person good or a patriot because it doesn't. That man in Germany was wrapped in his flag and the bible and was blessed by the church was he a good man? I guess not but his followers thought so they were convinced by the dogma of the crusade and that evil was across the street, next door, the next country, folks not like them, and if those evil doers were dehumanized they were-are easy to kill. I guess the Christian right forgot the 10 commandments, pick it up its a good read

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EJ 09/12/08 - 12:20 pm
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Good grief, jonnybullet, what

Good grief, jonnybullet, what the H*LL are you blathering on about?

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convertedsoutherner 09/12/08 - 12:21 pm
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Let's go ahead and take a

Let's go ahead and take a look at obama's earmarks in the Senate. In just three years, Obama has requested over 300 earmark projects totaling $740 million. For the 2008 fiscal year alone, Obama requested 112 earmarks. Sara ? 31. Just a little something for you have mulling around in your brain as Obama gets all huffy about earmark spending. Sarah actually cuts earmarks, Barack Obama says he supports earmark transparency and then requests almost $1 billion of your tax dollars to be spent on pork projects. Sarah reduces the number of projects, reduces the costs, calls for projects that will only serve the nation as a whole, investigates previous earmark spending ... and yet she is the one "lying."

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