Obama’s National Lead Is Widening, Too

From CNN”s Political Ticker:

A new national poll suggests Barack Obama is widening his edge over John McCain in the race for the White House.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll out Monday afternoon suggests that the country’s financial crisis, record low approval ratings for President Bush, and a drop in the public’s perception of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin all appear to be contributing factors in Obama’s gains among voters.

Fifty-three percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing Obama for president, with 45 percent supporting McCain. That 8 point edge is double the 4 point margin Obama held in the last CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, taken in mid-September.

It’s very simple. George W. Bush is not only the worst president in U.S. history, he’s two points shy of being the most unpopular president in U.S. history. John McCain cannot use that to his advantage because in every way that matters, his political ideology is exactly the same as Bush’s. And he’s not imaginative or mentally flexible enough to see things from the perspective that ordinary Americans do. Barack Obama doesn’t have to pretend or act like he gets it. He gets it. That’s why McCain and Palin can demonize Obama all they want, but it isn’t going to work, because what these two are trying so hard to get Americans to be upset about is just so not what Americans are upset about.

It’s two plus two stuff, you know?

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