July 8, 2008, - 12:34 pm

Word Poll Holds More Bad News, Silver Linings for McCain

By Debbie Schlussel
An Associated Press-Yahoo News poll holds more bad news for the John McCain campaign, with a few silver linings.
Asked what words come to mind when they think about the two major Presidential candidates, the most popular (19%) first word for McCain is “Old.” For Barack Obama, it’s “Change.” (19%)
I’ll start with the main silver lining first, which is that the 1,759 adults surveyed in the June poll are just random adults, not likely voters or even registered voters. So, whether or not they represent those who will be voting and deciding the Presidency in November, is unknown.
The second silver lining: the second and third most popular first words for both:

* McCain: “Military Service” (9%); “Record, Qualifications” (8%)
* Obama: “Lack of Experience” (13%); “Dishonest” (9%)

Let’s hope the ones who chose these phrases are the ones voting.

Which words first come to mind for you on these two guys? Take the full poll.

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5 Responses

McCain’s problem is that he is trying to be Obama-lite. It won’t work. Some phony conservatives are pleading with him to at least give lip service to a few conservative principles, but he won’t do even that. It’s not a question of which campaign strategist is running his campaign, it’s his basic ideas, what he stands for, coupled with his tremendous ego. The question for me is whether the Republican Party has any potential at all for conservatives; there are a few conservatives in the House, a couple of partial conservatives in the Senate, but no one of the type we need now, like Jesse Helms.

c f on July 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm

The scariest six words in today’s English language:
Barack Hussein Obama, commander in chief!
That runs a shiver, up and down my back!

Jackson Pearson on July 8, 2008 at 8:25 pm

the first two words that come to me to describe O’Bomber are….
Liar, and Racist.

yonason on July 8, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Mobarak Hussein “God D**n America” Obama = TRAITOR
Juan McCain = TRAITOR.

Alert on July 8, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Americans should ALL want “change” from Bush’s moronic support for “Political Islam” in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The direct consequence of his nation building follies is: re-opening of the 1400 sectarian war in Iraq, with the game going to pro-Iran Shiites, and an effective Heroin Industry subsidy paid by American taxpayers, and which is causing the murders of American soldiers.
While Karzai praised Taliban “morality” in Der Spiegel last month, the Heroin producers handed Taliban $150,000,000 protection money. That is so mad that only Obama would support it. McCain needs more than distancing of the Saudi stooge who pollutes the White House, he needs to signal that he is putting the boot to the remnants of those back wood’s bible thumping jackasses.
If McCain would proclaim support for Reagan military-diplomacy, he would trounce Obama. As I write, it appears he wants to out do same in nation-building wastage. American Presidents had no problem ordering mass killing of Communists. Islamofascists are getting a pass because Bush’s alcohol sotted brain tells him that they are children of Abraham, just like him. BS!

supercargo on July 9, 2008 at 3:00 am

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