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Barack Obama’s popularity

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Google logoInternet searchers looking for Obama

I suppose this is a magnified reflection of what is happening in the polls in the USA, even though Gallup suggests a narrowing of the gap, but of the top 100 searches on Google today (Stateside) 18% of them are looking for Barack Obama, and precisely NONE are looking for John McCain. (Britney Spears doesn’t even get a mention – for a change)

Will the internet trends prove more reliable than traditional polling methods? Is the republican goose well and truly cooked?

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Written by curly

October 30, 2008 at 10:04 am

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  1. “Will the internet trends prove more reliable than traditional polling methods? Is the republican goose well and truly cooked?”

    Looks like you’re hoping so. I do more searches on Obama than McCain. But I’m not voting Obama. So, you have that.

    A week ago, more people were interested in Obama’s birth certificate. So you have that too.

    And then you have this: the Oct 30 trends indicate that more people were interested in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre than Obama’s speech on the 29th.

    And your point again was what?

    J Milam

    October 30, 2008 at 12:25 pm

  2. Well, of course I searched for “Barack Obama” today – because he got 1000′s of stations to give him free press about his paid infomercial last night – I have a life and did not watch it live, so I googled it to watch it today. But, I voted early for McCain.

    Jonathan

    October 30, 2008 at 5:39 pm

  3. The great thing is that many of you Americans take your politics far more seriously than many in the UK, but at least the two commenters above have proved that perhaps the narrowing of the gap in the polls is for real, and that it’s not all over until the fat lady sings (as they say).

    If I’d been born American, the likelihood is that I would have been a Republican, but I would have preferred better candidates than those presented at this election.

    curly

    October 30, 2008 at 5:58 pm


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