I saw this earlier, but have only had a bit of time to post today. Now the item is right up there at or near the top of the heap over at Memeorandum. Is this just a convention bounce or the first sign that Obama’s “friends“ have done serious damage to the Democrat’s nominee? Time will, of course, tell. Longtime readers know that I am not a fan of snapshot polls. But if the trend shows that Obama is fading there might be an outbreak of hysteria on the left that an elephant tranquilizer wouldn’t dent.
PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows John McCain moving ahead of Barack Obama, 48% to 45%, when registered voters are asked for whom they would vote if the presidential election were held today.
We’ll see. I will not go all giddy here and pronounce doom for Obama’s campaign. But I think there is a strong indication that the left has – yet again – badly overplayed their hand. The depraved, vicious attacks on Sarah Palin have not gone over well with the electorate.
AllahPundit is his usual sober self about all this. His post is a warning about becoming overconfident.
Libby Spencer, bless her conspiracy-theory laden heart, thinks the left fell into a trap – a “Rovian trap”, as she puts it. I’ll send you over there if you want to read it. Was there a trap in the Palin nomination? Yes, but it is not what Libby charges. Rather, it was giving the left all the rope they needed to fashion their very own snare. Shrewd on McCain’s part – you bet. All he had to do was let the left show itself to the electorate. When the facade cracked, the venom leaked out. The trap is one they manufactured for themselves.