Georgia remains Red… if you believe the pollsters. From a May 14, 2008 Strategic Vision poll:
If the election for President were held today, whom would you support, John McCain, the Republican or Barack Obama, the Democrat? (McCain – 54%, Obama 40%)
John McCain 54% Barack Obama 40% Undecided 6%
But whoa there, Nellie. Let’s now look at voting data from Center For Responsive Politics and Georgia Secretary of State as presented by CL today:
Amount Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign has raised in Georgia: $1,305,275
Amount Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has raised in Georgia: $2,458,219
Number of votes Obama received in 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary: 704,247
Number of votes McCain received in 2008 Georgia Republican Presidential Primary: 304,751
Number of votes Sen. John Kerry received in 2004 Georgia Democratic Presidential Primary: 293,265
Number of votes George W. Bush received in 2000 Georgia Republican Primary: 430,480
Painful as it is for ’em, pollsters are, at some point real soon, going to have to stop deflecting “the cell phone issue” and come to terms with this new Obama demo: young and wired and fired. I’d venture to say many Obama kids don’t even have land lines, the primary data trove trolled by political pollsters.
I know Georgia is about a half century behind the rest of the nation, but can we get some youth-y data ’round this place for once?