Monday, November 03, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

OREGON MEASURE 65
  • One Final OEA Slap at Measure 65 (The Oregonian) "It's a brazen and cynical act," she said. "It's brazen because they have so much money they know they can get away with it, and cynical because they really don't care what the rest of us think."
  • I voted No on Measure 65. Here's why. (Kari Chisholm, BlueOregon) Parties serve an important function. They coalesce disparate interest groups and single-issue opinions into coherent ideologies. NOTE: He opted for the parties over the people... hmmm....

CAMPAIGN
  • Final Presidential Estimate: Obama 55%, McCain 44%--Independents break for Obama, boosting Obama’s broad Democratic base (Gallup) The two presidential nominees -- both of whom owe their primary victories earlier this year to solid support from independents -- waged a fierce battle for the independent vote, but in the final poll independents preferred Obama to McCain by 48% to 43%.
  • Obama Leads McCain 52% to 46% in Campaign's Final Days (Pew Research) Aside from Obama’s six-point edge among independents (45%-39%), he is nearly even with McCain among white non-Hispanic Catholics (47% McCain, 45% Obama), suburban voters (47%-43%), and white women (47%-44%).

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