Gallup: Obama +4. Down From +8.

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    The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update of registered voters finds Barack Obama at 48%, and John McCain at 44%, marking a slight narrowing of the race from the eight percentage point margin Obama held earlier this week.

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    the no toss up map on RCP has gone from 273-265 Obama to 353-185, if he picks MO, IN, and WV, he'd hit 380, beating Bill Clinton's '96 total of 379, and would be most for a Dem since LBJ in '64

    don't know that he'll even hold 353, but he's gaining ground in a lot of the swing states, while only holding steady in the strong red states like Oklahoma, Utah, and Kansas, so strategically he's in good shape
     
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    Oh NO-how did the below story leak through the Obama media networks!


    Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending
    By STEVEN A. HOLMES
    Published: September 30, 1999

    In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.

    The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring.

    Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.

    In addition, banks, thrift institutions and mortgage companies have been pressing Fannie Mae to help them make more loans to so-called subprime borrowers. These borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans, can only get loans from finance companies that charge much higher interest rates -- anywhere from three to four percentage points higher than conventional loans.

    ''Fannie Mae has expanded home ownership for millions of families in the 1990's by reducing down payment requirements,'' said Franklin D. Raines, Fannie Mae's chairman and chief executive officer. required who have been relegated to paying signific'' Yet there remain too many borrowers whose credit is just a notch below what our underwriting has antly higher mortgage rates in the so-called subprime market.''


    You mean this financial crisis is really not President Bush's fault! I thought everything was his fault? Obama said it was! Obama said it was the fat cat's on Wall Streets fault? I guess this article disposes of that also.

    Why is it Obama doesn't want to mention that it's the government fault, with the premises that everyone in America deserves homeownership regardless of their ability to pay.

    Oh--that's right--wasn't Obama the attorney for a group called ACORN. An organization that is currently under criminal investigation for voter registration fraud, & Obama trained some of the people to go into banks & threaten the banks for discimanatory practices during his community agitator days.
     
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    What states has he pulled "ahead" in to give him 273 and what is the percentage in each of those states?
     
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    The governor of Ohio is a Democrat.

    No voter supression this time.
     
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    mccain is going to have to spend alot of money in states bush won. not good for mccain
     
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    the 273 is the 19 Kerry states, DC, plus IA, CO, and NM

    the additional 80 to get to 353 are VA, NC, FL, OH, and NV

    FL is +3 Obama according to latest RCP avg, and the Intrade prediction for the state is 56/44 Obama

    VA is +2.5 Obama with a 60/40 Obama prediction

    NC is + 0.5 Obama 52/48 Obama prediction

    OH is +2 Obama with a 54/46 Obama prediction

    keep in mind if Obama loses all four of these states he still wins if he just Kerry states + IA + CO _ NM, and if Obama wins Kerry states + IA + just one of the four above, he still wins
     
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    also not good because of the size of the Miami, Orlando, and DC (for Virginia) media markets, he'd be much better off if he only had to spend in much smaller markets like Des Moines or Albuquerque
     

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