Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

If you really think about it, this makes perfect sense.

Dems Slip in Congressional Poll; McCain and Obama Now Tied

After all, THE big media story of that last month has been rising energy prices, and even with the fawning media coverage, it is apparent to even the dimmest among us that Obama and the Dems are against drilling for more oil, against exploiting our huge natural gas reserves, against nuclear power, against coal gasification, against building more refineries, etc. Their sole solution to the energy crisis seems to be to propose a "windfall profits tax" on oil companies (as if taxing something ever makes it cheaper), and wait another 10 years for solar/hydrogen sources to become feasible.

And, what's even more interesting about these polls to me is the fact that they almost certainly OVERSTATE Obama and the Dems' popularity for two reasons. The first is the Bradley effect, which I've noted previously. The second is that many of these polls are known to have oversampled democrat voters.

The Dems should be absolutely slaughtering the Republicans in the polls at this point. The fact that they are not reveals just how much of a mess that party really is.

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