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Posted on Aug 26, 2008 in Campaign '08, Democrats, Joe Biden

New Polls Show Biden is a Null Factor

Three new polls have come out with samples from AUG 23-25. This time frame allows for the selection of Biden to sink in with the public and the Biden Effect has been thus far:

Gallup: McCain 46% Obama 44%

Rasmussen: McCain 46% Obama 46%

CNN: McCain 47% Obama 47%

Based on the numbers it appears that Biden is a null factor. He neither helps, nor detracts from, Obama’s campaign. I would venture to say that Biden does not help Obama because he is best known amongst those who have a great deal of political knowledge. As such, his biggest impact is on those who most likely have made a decision who to vote for. Biden does not attract casual or ill-informed voters who, incidentally, will decide the election. Biden is a favorite amongst the pundits and for that reason perhaps he wasn’t such a good choice.


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The Biden Effect makes it even more clear that John McCain, if he wants to create excitement and buzz amongst the masses, must choose a more unconventional running-mate that changes the perception of the ticket and brings more than just political credentials…