Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Message from Raul Grijalva

There are seven days left before the most important election of our lives. Will Arizona join the growing tide of states going for Obama?

With your help, we plan on giving it everything we have got between now and election day to join this historical movement of change.

As you all know, the race here in Arizona has seriously tightened. Some are calling it as close as four points between Obama and McCain.

The road to victory for Obama is through Southern Arizona. We need your help to push Democratic turnout through the roof!

Please contribute with your time and financial resources. Volunteer opportunities at our headquarters -knocking on doors, making phone calls to voters, headquarter assistance- are needed now more than ever.

Also, if you are able, please help support our efforts with a financial donation TODAY. Your last minute support will help feed volunteers and put people on the streets in these final crucial days.

Thank you for all you have done, and please join us here at our headquarters on election night to celebrate! It's all about the love!



Could McCain lose his home state?
By: Mike Allen
October 26, 2008 11:51 AM EST

Democrats are circulating a poll showing Sen. John McCain losing ground in his home state of Arizona, an ominous sign for his beleaguered campaign as state after state turns blue.

Project New West, which aims to build the Democratic Party in the Intermountain West, says the Republican leads Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in the Grand Canyon State, 48 percent to 44 percent.

The pollsters call that a “dramatic shift” from a survey they took in mid-September, which had McCain ahead by 14 points, 54 percent to 40 percent.

“Bad News for McCain: Presidential Contest in Arizona has Closed in Arizona And McCain Now Leads By Just 4 Points,” says a memo from pollsters Andrew Myers of Myers Research and Strategic Services and Lisa Grove of Grove Research.

The poll of 600 likely Arizona voters was taken Thursday and Friday, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

McCain has represented Arizona in the House or Senate since 1982.

In 2000, President Bush won Arizona by 6 percentage points. In 2004, he widened that to 11 percentage points.

Most polling has showed McCain winning his home state easily. The Real Clear Politics average of Arizona polls gives McCain an 11.3-point advantage over Obama.

The McCain campaign did not respond to requests for comment.

1 comment:

Francis Deblauwe said...

Nice cartoon about Arizona getting close in the polls and the very different treatment of Pennsylvania ("battleground state!" even though Obama now about 11% ahead) and Arizona ("safe for McCain" even though McCain now only about 6% ahead) at the Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 blog...