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US Elections 08 – Are people rooting for Obama based on just faith?

I occasionally browse through one of the many issues debated on US Elections 2008 at the Minekey portal for Elections 2008, where the community votes and discuss election issues. Interestingly, I came across more than 888 comments on an opinion about the economic stimulus policy proposed by Obama. But after browsing through all of them – the one thing that struck me was that many people on these boards didn’t understand his policies in depth or those of McCain for that matter, but that didn’t deter them from acknowledging so and still giving Obama their unconditional support.

The Minekey portal on 2008 election issues gives Americans and global citizens a unique forum to learn, vote upon and debate the policies of the Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates.

Presidential polls after debate

Much-anticipated first presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama on Friday, September 26th, appears to have helped Obama slightly widen a lead over his Republican opponent by 4-5 points according to by voter polls conducted by news sources, with 49% voter support compared to 44% voter support for McCain. Of course, the selection of sources for this kind of market research is really critical in being able to truly justify that the lead by 4-5% is indeed correct. In another poll conducted on Minekey, a place for discussions on varied topics including politics, 92% of users agreed that Obama is leading the preliminary discussions. The general opinion of the public was that it was a “A draw. McCain couldn’t look Obama in the eye; Obama stumbled for words a few times. No real killer shots. No real weaknesses exposed.”

To get a pulse of what people are discussing about the Presidential debate, click here to check out some opinions submitted by people globally, or if you are curious about what the world is thinking about the US presidential elections, check some more interesting opinions here. Given the statistics of the opinions favoring Obama, if elections were held on Minekey then Obama would win by a landslide victory!