McCain Picks Palin: Dream Come True for Conservatives, Women

“My friends and fellow Americans, I am very pleased and very privileged to introduce to you the next vice president of the United States, Governor Sarah Palin of the great state of Alaska,” McCain told a capacity crowd of 12,000 at the Nutter Center.
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Recent McCain YouTube Ads Hurting Obama

Whoever is responsible for these ads is a genius. Ever since they started being released almost daily, McCain has tied or overtaken Obama. Of course, the convention will put some wind back in the Democrat’s sails for awhile. So McCain needs to make a good pick for his Vice Presidential partner.

New High in Terror War Confidence

Who is Winning the War on Terror?
Dates US/Allies Terrorists
Aug 25 54% 19%
Aug 18 50% 19%
Aug 11 51% 20%
Aug 4 48% 21%
Jul 28 50% 21%
Jul 21 51% 16%
Jul 14 48% 20%
Jul 7 46% 23%
Jun 30 42% 26%
Jun 9 43 24
Jun 2 42 24
May 9-10 39 27
Apr 16-17 45 24
Mar 24-25 47 20
Feb 29-Mar 2 46 22
Feb 1-3 49 23
Jan 2-3, 2008 43 25
Nov 26-27 47 24
Oct 22-23 43 30
Sep 21-23 39 28
Aug 20-21 39 32
Jul 18-19 36 36
Jun 15-17 36 32
Jun 4-5 40 32
May 7-8 36 34
Apr 11-12 37 33
Mar 19-20 38 34
Feb 21-22 36 36
Jan 29-30 37 32
Jan 3-4, 2007 33 36
For history prior to January 2007, click here.

McCain 47, Obama 46 in Nationwidhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gife Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama and John McCain each attracting 44% of the vote for the second straight day. When “leaners” are included, though, McCain picked up another point since yesterday and now has a statistically insignificant one-point advantage over Obama, 47% to 46%

Rasmussen Reports

Florida: McCain Leads Obama by 7

If the election for President were held today would you support John McCain, the Republican, Barack Obama, the Democrat, or Bob Barr, the Libertarian?

John McCain 49%
Barack Obama 42%
Bob Barr 1%
Undecided 8%

Source: Strategic Vision Political

New Zealand: National Party Up by 11

If a general election was held yesterday under MMP, which political party would you have voted for with your party vote? That is, for the political party you most want to be represented in parliament.

Aug. 2008 Jan. 2008 Jul. 2007
National 48% 49% 48%
Labour 37% 35% 36%
Greens 6% 7% 6%
New Zealand First 3% 3% 2.6%
Maori Party 2% 3% 2.7%

Source: TNS / TV3
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 New Zealand voters, conducted from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20, 2008. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Russians Want to Swallow Up South Ossetia

What do you think should happen to South Ossetia?

Remain in the composition of Georgia 4%
Become part of Russia 46%
Become an independent state 34%
Hard to answer 16%

Source: Yury Levada Analytical Center
Methodology: Interviews with 1,600 Russian adults, conducted from Aug. 9 and Aug. 10, 2008. No margin of error was provided.