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Survey on women's views of the election published listen

12/03/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As part of its nonpartisan Every Woman Counts campaign to engage women in the political process, Lifetime Networks today announced the results of a national poll of women on the historical presidential election and its impact on the future of female political leadership.

The poll found that two-thirds of all women polled said that President-elect Barack Obama should not consider gender at all when appointing his Cabinet and should focus just on qualifications, while 27 percent said he shou...

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GOP consultant says McCain still has a chance listen

10/29/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In a memo released last night, the pollster for John McCain's campaign, Bill McInturf wrote that 'as other polls begin to show Sen. Obama dropping below 50 percent and the margin over McCain beginning to approach the margin of error with a week left, all signs say we are headed to an election that may easily be too close to call by next Tuesday.”

A series of polls nationally and in key battleground states show Barack Obama to be in good shape six days from Election Day, but as the *Washing...

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Crist says ACORN not a problem in Florida listen

10/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As investigations into voter registration fraud by the group ACORN continue in at least 10 states, John McCain's campaign has tried to tie the community organizing group to Barack Obama.

At the presidential debate last week, McCain said the community activist group is "on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."

But today Florida governor – and John McCain supporter – Charlie Crist, said the...

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Obama in Tampa to kick off early voting listen

10/20/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Barack Obama arrived in Tampa early this afternoon to promote early voting in the Sunshine State. But before Obama reached the stage at Steinbrenner Field, five members of the newly crowned American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays appeared. Rookie sensation David Price, who got the save in last night’s victory over the Boston Red Sox, introduced the Illinois senator.

The Rays will face the Philadelphia Phillies, who also play in a critical battleground state of Pensylvania.

Always tryi...

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Paulson analyzes latest polls, tonight's debate listen

10/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tonight Barack Obama and John McCain will participate in the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

The debate comes on the heels of several big national polls that show Obama leading McCain by a solid margin. The New York Times/CBS News poll has Obama up by 14 points, while a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has the Democrat up by 9.

The poll also shows that the McCain campaign’s angry tone and sharply personal attacks on Obama appear to be hurting ...

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Emily's List Poll: Obama doing well with women listen

08/20/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The women’s Political Action Group Emily’s List has conducted a poll of female voters, and they say it indicates that Barack Obama has more support from women right now than the last two Democrats running for president.

Pollster Geoffrey Garin said he surveyed women from different generations, including those under 28 years of age.

Throughout the summer, the commonly expressed line has been that the public knows who John McCain is but not Barack Obama, and therefore he needs to reassu...

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Pollsters contend with less than honest answers listen

08/13/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Florida and across the country, polls show the race between Barack Obama and John McCain relatively close. With the Republican Party in disarray, some analysts have questioned why Obama is not ahead by a larger margin.

Some say it’s his lack of experience on the national scene. Others say it’s about race.

But what about those polls themselves? In a recent story in the Wall Street Journal called “When Voters Lie,” reporter Ellen Gamerman spoke with different pollsters about how th...

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