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Saturday, October 18, 2008

100,000 Prove Polls Wrong in MO

This picture of 100,000 people attending an Obama rally in St. Louis, Missouri today pretty much proves that the polls are all out of whack! Missouri has predominantly been a Red State and Obama has proven that there is no such thing as a Red State or Blue State in America once more. If the race and election for President is so tight then how is it that a Democrat like Obama can draw the largest crowd ever in political history in America?

Over at the Wall Street Journal they have this to say on it…

Amy Chozick reports on the presidential race from St. Louis.
Barack Obama attracted 100,000 people at a Saturday rally here, his biggest crowd ever at a U.S. event.

The crowd assembled under the Gateway Arch on a sunny Saturday afternoon to hear Obama speak about taxes and slam the Republicans on economic issues.

Lt. Samuel Dotson of the St. Louis Police Department confirmed the number of attendees piled into the grassy lawn by the Mississippi River.

To be sure, big crowds don’t always signal a big turnout on Election Day. But Obama’s ability to draw his largest audience yet in a typically red state that just weeks ago looked out of reach, could signal a changing electoral map.

For months Missouri polls put Obama as much as ten percentage points behind Republican John McCain. It was widely believed that McCain’s pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate would have won over the state’s conservatives and boosted his chances there. So far, that hasn’t happened.

A Rasmussen poll released on Friday shows Obama leading in Missouri 52% to 46% for McCain.
- The Wall Street Journal

I’m beginning to think that the election is not even close when you see such a huge turnout like this one with two weeks to go till the election. If this is the case in Missouri then what is really going on around the rest of the nation? Are other states not showing their true polling numbers and real support for Obama in this election? I’m thinking that the polling industry needs to be looked at seriously and revamped into the cell phone based culture of America. Realistically, this kind of rally for Obama proves the polling numbers could be off by five to ten points easily!

I have to say this story in the Wall Street Journal just blew me away! 100,000 people at one rally isn’t even funny for a Saturday afternoon event in a major city like St. Louis. I can see the spin coming from the McCain campaign that they were all downtown to pay parking fines at city hall or desperately searching for the John McCain St. Louis Headquarters. Ya, thats the ticket!

I’m sorry to say but I don’t trust any of the polling numbers anymore where it calls for a close election by any means in any state. Barack Obama can draw crowds such as this simply because the American people are starving for true leadership, compassion for the less fortunate, and common sense in our next President of the United States of America. All I can say is “Wow!”

I'll post a video of the crowds and the speech from Obama as soon as I find one worthy...

Video Update: Channel 5 KSDK.Com in St. Louis, MO has this video from the crowd at today’s event. Click on the link to the video from the crowd. It wasn't working out as an embed link at the time of this post.


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