Zogby said the race mirrors the 1980 election, when voters didn’t embrace Ronald Reagan over then-President Jimmy Carter until just days before the election.
“The Sunday before the election the dam burst,” Zogby said of the 1980 tilt. “That’s when voters determined they were comfortable with Reagan.”
Now voters are wrestling with two senators with opposite resumes - Obama, at 47, the unknown, and the established 72-year-old McCain.
Zogby said he’s still hearing from moderates and non-partisan voters - what he calls “the big middle” - who are still shopping for a candidate.
“It still can break one way or the other,” Zogby says.
Of course, if McCain closes the gap and wins a squeaker, the Dems have 10,000 lawyers ready to challenge in every battleground state. The ambulance chasers have nothing to do since their hair-and-makeup pretty boy got outed with Rielle Hunter. But Sarah Palin appears to have given McCain a bump after her great TV performance last Friday, which showed a tired and phony Biden making points, but losing in the authenticity game and just plain good TV presence on Palin's part. She's a real human being, not an inside-the-Beltway confection who's sold and rented his soul/support a thousand times for conflicting causes. Read Camille Paglia, who supports Obama, but likes Palin too. Looks like the undecideds are still up in the air:
The latest poll numbers may reflect the bump that McCain received after his running mate, Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin sparred with Obama’s running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden during the first and only vice presidential debate last week.
The poll shows that the two White House contenders have no problem attracting support from their own parties.
Obama is winning 84 percent of the Democratic Party support and McCain has 85 percent of the GOP support, but Obama has the edge among sought-after Independent voters.
He leads McCain among independents, 48 percent to 39 percent, according to the poll.
Obama also has support from a slightly higher percent of conservative voters than McCain gets from liberal voters, but the advantage is small, according to the poll.
Right now the economic jitters rule and Obama has a boost from that even though the Dems were more responsible for causing the meltdown. The average voter just thinks, throw the bums out.
But putting both Houses of Congress and the White House in the hands of the same party is always dicey.
In the case of the far-left weirdos running the two Houses now, especially Dingy Harry "The war is already lost" Reid, the damage to the economy and to American education and healthcare could be catastrophic.