Then why on earth do the following polls have McCain ahead (except Newsweek shows a tie). Could this be? Yes. Nine major polls can't be wrong.
ABC News/Wash Post
Here are some opinion analysts who have some ideas as to why McCain/Palin are resonating with Americans: Obama was a flash in the pan? Euphoria superseded facts? Obama is a Muslim? Palin and McCain are the real deal? The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Washington Post, and Reuters are a few of the recent opinions to try and figure out why Obama is deflating like a balloon. Click headline for the full story.
Panic sets in for Obama, Democrats
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Barack Obama knows it. The election he had in the bag is slipping away.
The selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has so thrown him off stride, as it has most other Democrats, that all the momentum he had has vanished. He’s getting panicky advice from everywhere. He intends to launch more and sharper attacks, abandoning any pretense of a new and different, more civil campaign. Democrats know something, and desperation is setting in.
Palin steals Obama's fading spotlight
WASHINGTON — The Democrats are in a panic. In a presidential race that is impossible to lose, they are behind. Obama devotees are frantically giving advice. Tom Friedman tells him to "start slamming down some phones." Camille Paglia suggests, "be boring!"
Meanwhile, a posse of Democratic lawyers, mainstream reporters, lefty bloggers and various other Obamaphiles are scouring the vast tundra of Alaska for something, anything, to bring down Sarah Palin: her daughter's pregnancy, her ex-brother-in-law problem, her $60 per diem, and now her religion. (CNN reports — news flash! — that she apparently has never spoken in tongues.) Not since Henry II asked if no one would rid him of his turbulent priest, have so many so urgently volunteered for duty.
Obama tries to regain his stride
The emergence of Palin, an anti-abortion and pro-gun conservative who electrified the party's base supporters, seemed to knock Obama off stride and propelled the Republicans into a slight lead in the November 4 election race in a flurry of national opinion polls.
5 reasons why McCain has pulled ahead
John McCain's surge in the polls comes even as Barack Obama has inherited the most favorable Democratic environment since the Watergate era — an unpopular Republican president, an unpopular war and a flagging economy. Suddenly, though, Democrats have found themselves in a world turned upside down, where Republicans have the momentum