And...just in the last MONTH:
Source: Pew Research Center - October 22, 2008
Gee, I wonder why everyone is so "convinced" that a single-digit race is "all over":
The media coverage of the race for president has not so much cast Barack Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed John McCain in a substantially negative one, according to a new study of the media since the two national political conventions ended.
Press treatment of Obama has been somewhat more positive than negative, but not markedly so.
But coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable -- and has become more so over time. In the six weeks following the conventions through the final debate, unfavorable stories about McCain outweighed favorable ones by a factor of more than three-to-one -- the most unfavorable of all four candidates -- according to the study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Not only that, but for all of the ridiculous (yes, I said ridiculous...and I mean ri-diculous) speculation that Sarah Palin is actually a drag on the McCain ticket, Glenn Reynolds demonstrates that Joe Biden is not exactly "feeling the love" from the top of his ticket:
Listen, folks, it is pretty damn simple: they are trying to convince you that it is over. It isn't. They are lying, they are trying to keep you home if you intend to vote for McCain. They are working with the Democrats to FIX this election, as they have been doing all year.
WHO'S HIDING NOW? "It might be surprising to some to learn that Sarah Palin is now talking to her national press corps more often than Joe Biden. While the once silent Palin has taken questions from reporters that travel with her three times in the last week, Biden has not offered the same type of access to reporters who cover his every move on the campaign trail in almost two months."
Plus this: "Biden has also not taken questions from voters in a town hall style setting since Sept. 10 in Nashua, New Hampshire, when he told a supporter that Hillary Clinton might have been a better pick for vice president."
UPDATE: ABC NEWS: "Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., today again avoided mentioning his guarantee that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., would be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in office, focusing instead on criticizing Sen. John McCain." It sounds like the press is getting a bit testy about the cocooning here. . . .
It is FAR from over. Don't wait for election day when all the thugs will be out: go do your duty to save OUR country from ruin this week. And quit watching those idiots on MSNBC, NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC... and yes, even Fox (I am talking to you Bill Kristol...); all who are trying their damdest to mail this thing in for Obama.
Remember Dewey Defeats Truman? Remember when they told you Bush was behind 5 points on Election Day?? Why are you still listening to them? This is YOUR election, not theirs. This is OUR country not theirs. Are you really going to surrender your right to have a say because of what the in the TANK media is saying??
Now get out there to your nearest polling place and act accordingly.