Monday, September 15, 2008

The Big Apple Surprise: Clinton & UpState Vote Make McCain/Palin Competitive in New York

Amid the turmoil taking place on Wall Street and Senator McCain's strong and firm response to this crisis, Siena College released its latest New York General Election Statewide Poll and the progress for McCain-Palin is undeniable. The first Post-GOP Convention poll of likely voters in New York shows that New Yorkers give Obama/Biden only a slight edge of +5% over McCain/Palin!

Led by America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, McCain's Surrogates in New York and Senator McCain's attention to the financial markets will continue to make this race even more competitive. With another NY poll confirming such marked progress, this may be something to remember as we hit 50 days left. Maybe not, but then again, this is very encouraging. Check the progress on bringing moderates and snake bitten Hillary supporters across the line below:

Siena (NY) Polling Results:
9/10/08---Obama/Biden 46% v. McCain/Palin 41% (only -5% down)
8/14/08---Obama 47% v. McCain 39% (-8%)
7/29/08---Obama 44% v. MCain 26% (-18%)

With New York on all of our minds today with the Banking Crisis, Senator McCain released the following video and statement:

Statement By John McCain On The Financial Markets
For Immediate Release
September 15, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on the situation in the financial markets:

"The crisis in our financial markets has taken an enormous toll on our economy and the American people -- first the decline of our housing markets followed by the collapse of Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and now Lehman Brothers. I am glad to see that the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department have said no to using taxpayer money to bailout Lehman Brothers, a position I have spoken about throughout this campaign. We are carefully monitoring the financial markets, including the duress at Lehman Brothers that is the latest reminder of ineffective regulation and management. Efforts must also be focused on ensuring that the deposits of hardworking Americans are protected.

"It is essential for us to make sure that the U.S. remains the pre-eminent financial market of the world. This will be a highest priority of my Administration. In order to do this, major reform must be made in Washington and on Wall Street. We cannot tolerate a system that handicaps our markets and our banks and places at risk the savings of hard-working Americans and investors. The McCain-Palin Administration will replace the outdated and ineffective patchwork quilt of regulatory oversight in Washington and bring transparency and accountability to Wall Street. We will rebuild confidence in our markets and restore our leadership in the financial world."

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