Michael Barone


April 2008


Pennsylvania Results Mean Clinton Could Win the Popular Vote and Obama the Pledged Delegate Count

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Finally, six weeks after the last primary, Pennsylvania has voted. Polls taken just before the race showed Hillary Clinton ahead of Barack Obama by 49.5 percent to 43.4 percent. The actual vote was 55 percent to 45 percent with Clinton winning (official county results here).

Some interesting ...

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superdelegates
primaries
Pennsylvania
Obama, Barack
Clinton, Hillary
2008 presidential election

Obama and Clinton Big Government Economic Plans Need Debate

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"It's the economy, stupid." Those immortal words of the political philosopher James Carville in 1992 have been reverberating increasingly in the 2008 campaign. Polls show the economy as the top issue for voters, far ahead of Iraq. The general assumption is that this helps the Democrats, since the ...

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Obama, Barack
Clinton, Hillary
economy
2008 presidential election
recession
federal taxes
trade
fiscal policy

McCain's Poll Numbers Are Breaking the Idea of Traditional Red and Blue States

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I've been saying most of this year that it's time to throw out that old electoral map of red states and blue states. Fresh evidence for this comes from Scott Rasmussen's recent state polls. Marist has a John McCain-Condoleezza Rice ticket beating a Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama ticket in New York 49 ...

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2008 presidential election
McCain, John
polls
Rasmussen Report
Rice, Condoleezza

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