Friday, August 22, 2008
Georgia and the Tightening of the Polls: Coincidence?
I realize that this is entirely circumstantial, but it certainly seems as though the polls began to tighten when Russia invaded Georgia. In fact, Obama's average lead over McCain (based on polls collected at RealClearPolitics) since the invasion is 1.3 points. In the same number of days before the invasion, his lead averaged 3.9 points. When international affairs dominate the news, Republicans benefit. It's simple issue ownership.